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Connecting Californians to Assistive Technology (AT) Devices and Services

There are 29 independent living centers with 30 additional branch offices around the state. Each ILC has AT Advocates on staff.  They are community based, information and referral specialists who can assist consumers with a variety of assistive technology issues. They work at Independent Living Centers in California.  AT Advocates can: Provide information on assistive…

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Finding Hope After a Stroke

Submitted by Lingraphica  Do you suffer from aphasia or know someone who does? Lingraphica’s communication devices are designed specifically for adults with speech and language disorders. Lingraphica provides clinically relevant tools and services to help individuals with language and cognitive disorders connect with family, friends, and communities. Working in partnership with clinicians and caregivers, Lingraphica’s…

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Welcome to California

by: Emily Flynn, Ability Tools Information and Advocacy Specialist Working our information and referral line can bring on some very interesting calls. I speak with people from all walks of life and with all different types of disabilities that affect them. Our goal at Ability Tools is to help individuals with disabilities find assistive technology…

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iGuardStove: Convert your stove into a smart stove

Reprinted from Easter Seals Crossroads and INDATA Written by Laura Medcalf Scenario 1: In today’s fast-paced society, it seems as though we’re always in a rush.  We’ve been spoiled with smart technologies that provide us with instant notifications of texts, emails, and other miscellaneous alerts.  We’ve grown accustomed to everything being so instant and easy…

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Get to Know Your AT Advocate!

By Emily Flynn, Program Coordinator for Ability Tools This month, I had the pleasure of interviewing Amy Liu for our “Get to Know Your AT Advocate!” blog series.  Amy is an AT Advocate at Center for Independent Living that has locations in Oakland and Berkeley. Amy has been an AT Advocate for over two years…