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Aacorn AAC App

Aacorn is an Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) app. It is designed to help children with non-verbal autism, speech and expressive language disorders to communicate. The app uses a visual word tree format to make it easier to build clear flowing sentences. Aacorn adapts to the child’s communication style, and uses word prediction to present […]

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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Dressing Aids for Compression Socks

Some people wear compression socks or hosiery, which fit more snuggly than traditional socks or hosiery. People wear them for a variety of reasons, such as helping improve blood flow, relieving symptoms caused by varicose veins, skin ulcers or deep vein thrombosis. Check with your doctor first to figure out whether compression garments are right […]

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. […]

Tommy Hilfiger Adaptive Clothing for Children

Tommy Hilfiger has collaborated with the nonprofit Runway of Dreams to create an adaptive clothing line for children. This clothing line is comprised of 22 items with adaptive features, such as velcro, magnets, and other modifications. Items for both boys and girls are available. To view the clothing line, visit usa.tommy.com. Contributor: Brittany Valdez

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Low Tech Gadgets for your Vehicle

It’s fun to find low tech gadgets that can make life easier. Let’s explore some low tech assistive technology gadgets that can be useful for your vehicle. The Stander Car Caddie has a support handle with a strap that attaches to your window frame. You can grab onto the handle to help you get in […]

Accessibility Features on Comcast XFINITY Services

Comcast offers built-in accessibility features on their XFINITY X1 Entertainment Operating System. These accessibility features include a talking TV guide, video description, accessibility, a voice remote, and improved closed captioning. Talking Guide The Talking Guide reads aloud program descriptions as well as other text displayed on the screen in order to help individuals with low […]

Pilot One

Pilot One converts spoken commands into controls for numerous home devices including televisions, telephones, lights, and door systems. It features an internal microphone and uses the latest generation speech recognition technology. The Pilot One is also small and portable and provides auditory and visual feedback. External keys for caregiver use are also provided for added […]

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Weighted Neoprene Glove

A weighted glove may be useful for people who have tremors or other fine motor limitations, or for people who have trouble with body awareness. This weighted glove is made of neoprene, and is available for the left or right hand. The glove can help with awareness of the position of your hand and fingers […]

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