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Transitioning From High School to the Adult World.

Submitted by: Ability Tools with Collaboration with YO! Disabled and Proud. Meet Emily Leach, A youth from Buena Park CA who transitioned from high school to the adult world.  She found out about a youth program called, Youth Organizing! Disabled & Proud, through Dayle McIntosh Center’s YO! Volunteer Supervisor, Brittany Hepler. YO! connects, organizes and…

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Bay Area Abilities Expo 2016

Written by: Emily Flynn; Ability Tools Information and Advocacy Specialist Ability Tools recently attended the Bay Area Abilities Expo in San Jose and it was an awesome success! For the third time, Ability Tools was lucky enough to hold the AT showcase space. This meant that we were able to provide demonstration of many different…

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CSUN Conference in San Diego 2016

by Emily Flynn, Information & Advocacy Specialist Along with my Ability Tools colleague Rosemarie Punzalan, I had the pleasure of attending the 31st Annual Conference for People with Disabilities in San Diego from March 23rd-25th of this year. We had a fabulous time at this wonderful annual event and so this week I would like…

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Revisiting Microsoft Windows Speech Recognition Software: An Underrated and Under-Marketed Feature of Windows 7/8

by Chi Hung Luke Hsieh, Assistive Technology Advocate at Community Access Center For Assistive/Adaptive Technology and Rehabilitative professionals, Dragon Naturally Speaking from Nuance has become the go-to software for people with fine-motor challenges. It’s almost a knee-jerk reaction to recommend Dragon to all people that have trouble manipulating the mouse and/or keyboard. And, it maybe…