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Learn to Ride the Bus!

Kevin is 34 years old and uses a wheelchair for mobility.  Before moving to Morgantown, he lived in Baltimore and was accustomed to using public transportation to get around the urban community. As a local resident, Kevin used the transportation services at In Touch and Concerned to get to medical appointments but had trouble finding […]

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Pathways to Funding AT Workshop in October 2016

Partnerships in Assistive TecHnologieS (PATHS) plans to present the workshop “Pathways to Funding” in Morgantown, WV this fall. The workshop will address ideas for finding funding to pay for assistive technology devices as well as information about what to do if you are denied funding. The event is scheduled for Thursday, October 13, 2016 from 9 […]

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PATHS Assistive Technology (AT) Fall 2016 Grant Deadline

PATHS, the Partnerships in Assistive TecHnologieS, is a nonprofit group dedicated to increasing awareness about and access to assistive technology (AT). PATHS is accepting applications for its fall AT grant cycle until October 1, 2016. Assistive technology (AT) is any device that can help you perform tasks related to work, education, community participation, recreation or […]

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LEND Teens with Autism Support Group

Being a teenager isn’t easy. It can be hard to handle social pressures and make friends. For teens with higher functioning autism, maintaining friendships and making social connections can be even harder. To help cope with these issues, there is a support group for teens with high functioning autism or Asperger’s in the Morgantown area. […]

AT Ideas from the Green Thumbs, Healthy Joints Projects

During the 2015 growing season, Green Thumbs, Healthy Joints (GTHJs) projects used accessible gardening methods like raised garden beds and container gardening. Some added benches and seats near garden areas. Other accessible features included hand rails, accessible pathways to and around gardening areas and stakes/wires for taller plant growth. The GTHJs projects reported that they […]

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Green Thumbs, Healthy Joints Application Deadline is Approaching

The Green Thumbs, Healthy Joints (GTHJs) program is still accepting applications for accessible gardening projects for the 2016 growing season. The deadline is December 11, 2015. To download the application form, visit http://greenthumbs.cedwvu.org/mini-grants.php. Green Thumb, Healthy Joints is an accessible gardening program administered by the West Virginia Assistive Technology System (WVATS) and funded by the […]

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U.S. Access Board free monthly webinar series

The U.S. Access Board hosts a series of free monthly webinars. For registration and information about the webinar series, visit Accessibility Online.  The next webinar will focus on “Accessible Swimming Pools and Spas” and the technical requirements for pool lifts and sloped entries. There will be a question and answer period. It will be held July 2nd from 2:30 […]

HIMS Vendor Demonstration

HIMS, a company that specializes in the development and manufacturing of assistive technology for individuals who are blind or have  vision needs, joined WVATS at the Center for Excellence in Disabilities for device demonstrations of low vision products and braille displays/notetakers. Two devices new to their company that were demonstrated were the Candy 5 HD […]

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Reminder Rosie Talking Alarm Clock

Life Assistant Technologies, LLC has developed a talking alarm clock called Reminder Rosie. The potential applications for the features are very diverse. It can be appealing to almost anyone, but most importantly, exhibiting a special interest for those who have some form of disability including those with vision loss, motor skill limitations, and cognitive issues. […]

New Accessible Business in Elkins, WV

August 1, 2014 Elkins business man Clif Schoonover opened what Governor Tomblin called “as far as he knows the first fully accessible Laundromat in the state of WV”. Clif has had dealings with family and friends with disabilities, as well as himself, most of his life. He has found over many years that businesses and […]

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