The Ohio Tech Ambassador Network announces that the Ohio Tech Ambassador program is ready to grow. The grant funding the program has been renewed for an additional two years. The Network will continue encouraging people with developmental disabilities to use technology until June 2023. The Ohio Tech Ambassador Network intends to hire two to three … Continue reading Ohio Tech Ambassador Network hiring new Tech Ambassadors
United States Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (USSAAC) has launched a new campaign called “Amplifying AAC Voices,” designed to provide people who rely on AAC more opportunities to be heard. The initial initiative involves the creation of an online “AAC Speakers Connection,” a web portal that facilitates the matchmaking between AAC Speakers and those … Continue reading New Augmentative and Alternative Communication Speakers Connection
Recently, the recordings of the 2021 TechSummit have been made publicly available at: https://nisonger.osu.edu/technology-project/techsummit-2021-virtual-bag/ In addition to presentation videos, conference handouts and a complete list of TechSummit 2021 vendors & their websites are available. As I was reviewing the information from the 2021 TechSummit Conference, and the many technological advancements that give people with disabilities … Continue reading WHAT’S THE MOST FREQUENTLY MANUFACTURED ITEM IN HISTORY?
An interesting ruling came down this week from the Federal Court for the Middle District of Georgia regarding Covid and the ADA. Mannington Mills is an international company that makes fine floor tiles with several plants, including one in Madison, Georgia. In March of 2020, an employee started feeling poorly, went to the hospital and … Continue reading No, Your Brother Getting Covid Doesn’t Make You a Person with a Disability
I received this note from Dr. Shengli Dong, from the Department of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems at Florida State University. He is a leading researcher on the incredibly important topic of transitioning to work and post-secondary education for people with disabilities. He is looking for people with disabilities to fill out a survey regarding … Continue reading Florida State University Seeks People with Disabilities for Employment Survey
From Franklin County Board of Developmental Disabilities “NewsBits” Nisonger Photo Contest–Deadline August 1 The Nisonger Center at The Ohio State University has extended its deadline for the annual ‘In Sights’ Photo Contest. Enter for a chance to win up to $500. This year’s theme is Sports and Play Activities. For additional details, call 614-685-3196 or … Continue reading Nisonger Center — Photo Contest + Self Advocates Wanted to Participate LEND Program
‘Crip Camp’ the Oscars and the tenancy of one legendary activist Disability rights advocate Judy Heumann in Washington, where she has lived since 1993. (Shuran Huang/For The Washington Post) By David A. Taylor May 25, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. EDT From May 30, 2021 “The Washington Post Magazine” Judy Heumann’s pandemic year started off extremely … Continue reading The Mother of Disability Rights
I tried surfing once, and I was awful at it. My wife and I went to Hawaii a few years ago for our 25th wedding anniversary and no trip to Hawaii would be complete without trying to learn to surf. We spent an hour in Waikiki Bay with an instructor who was one of the … Continue reading Surf’s Up! A Technology to Help Surfers with Disabilities
Last week Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, First Lady Fran DeWine, Ohio State University President Kristina Johnson, Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities Director Kevin Miller, and many others visited Assistive Technology of Ohio. AT Ohio Executive Director Dr. Bill Darling provided an update on the latest technology to assist Ohioans with disabilities to become employed and/or … Continue reading Technology – We Will Not Go Back
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