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New Augmentative and Alternative Communication Speakers Connection

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

WHAT’S THE MOST FREQUENTLY MANUFACTURED ITEM IN HISTORY?

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?

No, Your Brother Getting Covid Doesn’t Make You a Person with a Disability

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

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