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Maybe because we’re moving into National Disability Employment Awareness Month (October) but employment issues really rule the feed this week! And of course, assistive technology plays a vital role in the pursuit of employment for many individuals with disabilities, thus, this is quite the marriage of news! AT in the news for the week of 9/19 – 9/23

If content is born digital, it can (and should) be accessible too

Microsoft’s Autism Hiring Program is actively recruiting software engineers

Improved keyboard and assistive technology experiences for reading email, scheduling meetings, and adding signature 

Team Tactile: “Our device would really increase people’s access to Braille because it’s portable.”

Perkins launches BlindWays app

Employers Still Lag Behind When It Comes To Disability

This robot helps disabled people feed themselves

Harkin stresses ADA must keep up with technology for disabled

Over $24 Million Tagged For Disability Employment

Essentials of Digital Accessibility

4 New Accessibility Features of iOS 10 You Should Know

IBM Updates ccessibility Checklists in Preparation for Section 508 Refresh

Parents of children w/disabilities can receive quality support

Worldwide, People With Disabilities Struggle to Find Jobs

Greek Computer Whiz Creates “Facebook” for the Disabled

NYQ Showcases 3D Printed Scoliosis Brace with Embedded Wearable Technology at White House Event

Check out some of the newest equipment on the Equipment Link website!

The Center on Technology and Disability (CTD) is hosting a conference on Technology Solutions for Early Childhood!

Join thought leaders in early childhood development and assistive technology (AT) at this CTD symposium for Federal policy makers, national association staff, researchers, family advocates, and others. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), participants will learn about evidence-based practices, interesting research being conducted, and ways in which families are successfully using technology to support the developmental and learning needs of their children. You can join us at the site-based symposium in Washington, DC or via the event’s live streaming.

November 29, 2016
8:30am – 2:00pm

FH360 Conference Center
1825 Connecticut Avenue, NW  – 8th Floor
Washington, DC 20009

Funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), there is no registration fee!


A newly published document by AbleData, Job Accommodations and AT Supports for Workers with Autoimmune Diseases. Read the whole document online, or visit AbleData to learn more about assistive technology.

FCC Seeking Applications for Disability Advisory Committee

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is seeking applications for membership on its Disability Advisory Committee.  Members will serve for two years, beginning on December 30, 2016.  The Committee provides advice and recommendations to the FCC on disability issues, including telecommunications relay services, closed captioning and accessibility of televised emergency information. Deadline for applications is October 14, 2016.  For more information, visit: http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2016/db0906/DA-16-1011A1.pdf.

Competitors, artists, and makers take the cake this week in the world of assistive technology. Don’t miss out on this weeks AT in the news for 9/12 thru 9/16.

Future of AT for people with disabilities? Brain-Sensing Implant Lets Monkeys Transcribe Shakespeare

This standing ‘wheelchair’ may change the lives of the disabled

Helping workers with disabilities: How technology can make all the difference

Essentials of Digital Accessibility — Campus Technology

4 Online Accessibility Trends in Higher Ed [VIDEO]

PAVE looks like a great tool for PDF accessibility remediation

Denmark’s ‘House Of Memories’ Re-Creates 1950s For Alzheimer’s Patients

World’s first bionic Olympics turns spotlight on tech & disability with brain-powered computer games

Building a Nation of Makers

Exoskeletons allow disabled veterans to stand and walk

Disabilities haven’t hindered these talented artists

iOS upgrade available Tuesday offers more features for people with disabilities

Assistive Technology Users Free Upgrade Still Available for Windows 10

[Video] DIY kits for muscular dystrophy mods to Xbox controllers!

Employers looking to diversify your workforce, we want to hear from you

Reeve Newsletter – Make it an accessible beach day

Capti Narrator is an assistive technology app that allows users to browse the web and add content to a playlist

Create accessible Word documents, Excel workbooks, and more from the Office Accessibility Center

Gov Hogan Announces New Tablet Program for Low-Income Marylanders with Disabilities

Can disabled athletes outcompete able-bodied athletes?

Videos from Research & Training Center on Independent Living

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