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International Day of Persons with Disabilities

December 3rd is International Day of Persons with Disabilities. This year’s theme will be “Building Back Better: toward a disability-inclusive, accessible and sustainable post COVID-19 World”. International Day of Persons with Disabilities has been observed by the United Nations since 1992 with varying themes, such as: “2015: Inclusion matters: access and empowerment of people of…

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Spooky, Not Scary: Staying Safe this Halloween

COVID-19 restrictions have made maintaining our social lives a challenging effort over the course of the past half year, but with one of the first social holidays of autumn approaching, many are wondering how it can be enjoyed while staying safe. Where It’s AT is here to help, with a few tricks and treats of…

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Meet Us In Los Angeles: LA Abilities Expo 2018

Are you in the LA area this weekend? Are you a fan of assistive technology? Do you want the opportunity to try out technology and meet the Ability Tools/ CFILC team? If you answered yes to any of these questions then the FREE LA Abilities Expo is where you want to be this weekend, February…

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Using AT to Advocate: NCIL 2017

  This week, advocates from across the country are gathered in Washington, D.C. for the annual National Conference on Independent Living (NCIL). This year’s conference theme is Revolution: A Global Independent Living Movement. Timing couldn’t be better this year! The Conference is not only being held during the 27th anniversary of the signing of the Americans…

Join Californians with Disabilities to Advocate for Health Care

  On June 13, 2017, people with disabilities from all over California will gather for Disability Capitol Action Day (DCAD), one of the nation’s largest cross-disability events.Disability Capitol Action Day is an annual event coordinated by The Disability Action Coalition as an opportunity for people of cross disabilities, their families and allies to come together…

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Los Angeles Abilities Expo 2017

By: Emily Flynn, Ability Tools Information and Advocacy Specialist   Another year, another great Abilities Expo in Los Angles. The expo is held at the Los Angeles Convention center every year and we get to share resources and information about our program along with providing demonstrations of different assistive technology devices that are part of…

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ATIA Conference 2017

Written by: Emily Flynn, Ability Tools Information and Advocacy Specialist   This last week I had the amazing opportunity to attend the Assistive Technology Industry Association Conference (ATIA) 2017 in Orlando Florida. This conference is a very large conference where special education staff, assistive technology specialist, medical professionals, rehabilitation counselors, and technology vendors all come…