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Open Captioned Moveis Now Available Monthly

Earnest Covington, Executive Director of the  West Virginia Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing ( WVCDHH) announced today that WVCDHH will start to provide open captioned monthly movies at the Nitro Regal Cinemas. The first open captioned movie will be “Boss Baby” on April 15th at 1 pm. Open captioned movie means the captions will be projected onto the […]

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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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Accessible Laundromat Update

It has been a year since according to Gov. Tomblin “the first accessible laundromat in West Virginia” opened in Elkins, WV. People have had a lot of positive comments.  Many people who use wheelchairs come to the laundromat, but we also have people with baby strollers who love it because they can bring the stroller in and go everywhere. One thing we have […]

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TED Talks: Focus on Assistive Technology

TED Talks are free short talks of 18 minutes or less that are given by interesting people from around the world. These free talks are shared by the non-profit organization, TED. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design. TED’s mission is to share “ideas worth spreading”: “TED is a global community, welcoming people from every […]

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AbleNet University Webinar Series

AbleNet University offers free webinars for educators and other individuals.  They have live scheduled webinars as well as access to previously recorded topics.  Past webinars have included “Developing Lifelong Leisure Skills for Individuals with Multiple Disabilities:  An Overview for Fun Activities for the Classroom”, “Switch Skills Development, Part 3: Developing Switch Skills for Driving a Power Wheelchair” […]

Check out INDATA’s Assistive Technology Radio Station

The Indiana Assistive Technology Act (INDATA) Project has recently launched an online Assistive Technology radio station. This radio station broadcasts 24/7 and is updated weekly. It features content about various assistive technology devices as well as AT training sessions. In addition, it features content from other AT projects across the nation.     Contributor: Brittany […]

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Housing and Support Options for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Guide

The Coleman Foundation collaborated with the Ray Graham Association, Clearbrook, and Aspire to research innovative housing and support models with potential for implementation for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Their research focused on: Addressing the need to create community-based, cost effective housing models Seeking solutions to decrease reliance on state funding Development of alternative […]

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Check out the interactive online Home First Showroom created by IPAT!

Like WVATS, the North Dakota Interagency Program for Assistive Technology (IPAT) is a non-profit state organization that provides AT training, public awareness, demonstration, and one-on-one consultation. While many of their services are geared toward people in North Dakota, the IPAT website provides many features and information resources that can be helpful to anyone who needs […]

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 […]

 
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