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Archive for October, 2014

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 […]

Posted in: ADA, Community Living

High-Tech AAC Update

WVATS has recently added many new high-tech Augmentative and Alternative Communication Devices to its Virtual Loan Library! High-tech AAC aids are electronic devices that permit the storage and retrieval of messages, many of which allow the use of speech output. Such devices can also be referred to as Speech Generating Devices (SGDs) or Voice Output […]

Posted in: Communication

Atlantic Low Vision AT Demonstration

On October 28, a representative from Atlantic Low Vision conducted an assistive technology demonstration at the Center for Excellence in Disabilities at WVU. The devices that were demonstrated included the Transformer, the Pebble HD, and the Acrobat HD. The Transformer is a portable magnifier that can connect to desktop computers, laptops, and tablets via USB. […]

Posted in: Low Vision
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