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) at Oak Hill in Hartford offers a wide variety of Assistive Technology equipment and services.
United Cerebral Palsy of Eastern Connecticut (UCP) offers assistive technology programs to support people with disabilities in Connecticut as well as training to workplaces in CT. Also check out their lending library of AT.
The Western Connecticut Area on Aging focuses on increasing access and awareness of assistive devices to reduce or remove barriers and increase independence. They offer free group demonstrations on assistive devices.
TechACCESS of RI, located in Warwick, RI, offers similar services as well as an annual conference.
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 captioning videos:
Apps to help with reading:
Apps to help with blind/low vision:
Apps to help with hearing:
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