Assistive Technology (AT), sometimes also called Adaptive Technology, is used by individuals with disabilities in order to perform functions that might otherwise be difficult or impossible.
The NEAT Center (New England Adaptive Technology) in Hartford offers training and educational opportunities.
TechACCESS of RI, located in Warwick, RI, offers similar services as well as an annual conference.
In Willimantic, the Eastern CT Assistive Technology Center offers demonstrations of assistive technology.
For solutions for patrons with low vision or blindness, try these companies:
Apple Retail Stores in Danbury, Farmington, Greenwich, New Haven, South Windsor, Stamford, and Trumbull offer workshops and hands-on opportunities to use iPads and apps.
Likewise, Microsoft Stores in Danbury and Farmington offer personalized training and hands-on opportunities to use devices, apps, and software.
Some specific technology solutions:
Apps to help with reading:
Apps to help with blind/low vision:
Apps to help with hearing:
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