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AT Etiquette Tips (and Regrets)

Most of these tips correlate to one overarching principle: assistive technology as an extension of a person's personal space, perhaps best understood as an extension of their body.

AT Etiquette Tips (and Regrets)2019-10-15T16:51:47+00:00

Free Online Reading Tools for Heading Back to School

I was diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) when I was entering sixth grade. One of the accommodations on my individualized education plan (IEP) was to have text read aloud. It helped tremendously.

Free Online Reading Tools for Heading Back to School2019-08-27T10:08:13+00:00

Workstation Ergonomics Do’s and Don’ts

To increase efficiency and reduce or eliminate the possibility of harm (e.g. neck/back pain, repetitive stress injury, vision problems), products that are advertised as “ergonomic” may be appealing. Buyer beware!

Workstation Ergonomics Do’s and Don’ts2019-01-08T20:17:45+00:00

Barriers to the Ballot Box

Thanks to Laura Hall of the Michigan Assistive Technology Program for recounting her experience troubleshooting at the polls. 

Barriers to the Ballot Box2018-11-09T21:08:08+00:00

What’s YOUR Plan This Election Day?

Did you know that in 2016, 25% of the total electorate--62.7 million eligible voters--either had a disability or were living with a household member with a disability?

What’s YOUR Plan This Election Day?2018-10-04T14:07:00+00:00

Prepare in Advance of Election Day

Concerned about potential barriers at your polling place? Make some inquiries in advance of election day and plan ahead! Here are tips and resources...

Prepare in Advance of Election Day2018-08-23T14:23:44+00:00

Accessible Voting Systems–the Challenge of Privacy and Independence

In 2002, the Help Americans Vote Act (HAVA) established minimum standards for federal election administration, including updating and upgrading voting equipment. The expectation was the new equipment would allow individuals with disabilities to independently and privately mark, verify and cast their ballots. We are not yet there...

Accessible Voting Systems–the Challenge of Privacy and Independence2018-08-20T14:58:17+00:00
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