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Archive for September, 2015

Non-Emergency Contact Numbers for 9-1-1 Centers in WV

September is National Emergency Preparedness Month.  This blog reminds all individuals with disabilities that, during an emergency, it is important that first responders, including your local 9-1-1 center, are aware of any special needs a person might have.  This can include assistive devices, such as a wheelchair or mobility device, communication device, or hearing aid; […]

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 […]

Posted in: Daily Living

September is National Emergency Preparedness Month.  There are many things individuals with disabilities can do to prepare themselves in case of emergencies.  Among these are: making sure you know where to find information about the emergency and what is going on letting your local 911 and emergency services office know that you are a person […]


SkyBell is a doorbell system that connects to wireless internet and can be controlled with an Apple or Android mobile device. It incorporates a video camera, motion sensor, microphone and a speaker so that users can see, hear, and speak to visitors at the door remotely. Since SkyBell works with mobile devices, users can connect […]

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Prepare for a Disaster in a Year Series – September is National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month.  When a disaster happens there is not always enough time to gather the things that your family will need in an emergency.  However, taking the time to prepare can be a very overwhelming.  This is the first in a series of blogs to assist you with your family emergency preparedness […]

Have Fun with Accessible Recreation Items

Recreation and leisure activities are good for everyone including people with disabilities. These activities provide many benefits, such as developing communication and socialization skills as well as improving health through physical activity. To make recreation and leisure activities more accessible, WVATS has recently added several recreational devices to the Virtual Loan Library. To borrow any […]

Posted in: Recreation
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