Thursday, October 14, 2010

Come See What’s New at!

We recently launched a revised version of the AT Network website,, designed to be easier to use and more informative for consumers, caregivers, service providers and others with a need for AT. The new site divides information into four easy to use sections:

  • Law & Advocacy: where you can learn about federal & state AT laws and your rights to assistive technology devices and services.

  • How to: has information about how to find AT, fund AT and use it to succeed in life.

  • Find it now: is a resource-rich page with several web search tools to help you find new and used devices as well as services in your community.

  • News and Events: allows you to keep up with the latest news about assistive technology, AT Network events, and training opportunities provided by the AT Network and its members

Visit the new AT Network website at : and let us know what you think. We welcome your resources and ideas.

Guided tours of the new website are available every Thursday at noon through the month of October. To join the web tour, login at 12:00 pm (pacific time) Thursdays in October at:

Thursday, October 7, 2010

AT & Disability Employment Awareness Month

Written by LaCandice McCray, CFILC's Outreach & Training Advocate

The AT Network salutes October as Disability Employment Awareness Month! And speaking of employment, guess what many people with disabilities use in the workplace? That’s right. Assistive Technology. 

This year’s theme of Disability Employment Awareness Month is “Talent Has No Boundaries: Workforce Diversity Includes People with Disabilities.” In addition to the growing diversity in the workplace, the use of assistive technology is also increasing. Many people with disabilities use AT to adapt to their work environment or to improve their job performance. Some examples of AT used at work include: adaptive keyboards and mice, BrailleNotes, video relay equipment and services, and variety of computer software.

In recognition of Disability Employment Awareness Month, the AT Network will be participating in these upcoming events:
6th Annual Bone and Joint Expo, October 16, 2010, Napa, CA
·       RespectABILITY Conference, October 22, 2010, Los Angeles, CA
·       Inland Empire Disability Resources Expo, October 23, 2010, Riverside, CA
·       5th Annual Northern California Tech Expo, October 23, 2010, Santa Rosa, CA
·       Living Healthy with a Disability Resource Fair, October 29, 2010, Sacramento, CA

What are other examples of AT used in the workplace? How are you observing Disability Employment Awareness Month?