Accessing AT for All Ages

A woman in San Luis Obispo was in need of Assistive Technology (AT) for members of her multigenerational family. She reached out to Central Coast Assistive Technology Center (CCATC) and connected with their Director, Paul Mortola. She was so pleased with her family’s experience, that she sent in a heartfelt letter to express what her…

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Organize Your Notes with the Evernote App

Featured App: Evernote By Jay AquinoAdministrative Projects CoordinatorDisability Community Resource Center Evernote is a note-taking app that allows the user to access information they input exactly when they need it. Although there is a default note-taking app available for smart devices, this is a more robust option that can assist people with memory loss or…

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Work It, California!

Celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month Every year, October commemorates National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), which celebrates the contributions of workers with disabilities and educates about the value of a workforce inclusive of their skills and talents.  This year, the California Foundation for Independent Living Centers (CFILC) has teamed up with the California Department of…

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Featured App: SuperVision+ Magnifier

By Jay AquinoAdministrative Projects CoordinatorDisability Community Resource Center Apps like SuperVision+ Magnifier can assist in anyone’s journey to become more independent.  It’s a magnifying glass app for your smart phone that specializes in live image stabilization. It is designed to assist low-vision or visually impaired users and can be used easily with one or two hands.  And…

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Rachel’s Faves

Assistive Tools Recommended by People with SMA In honor of Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) Awareness Month, we asked two of our friends (and Disability community leaders!) to share the tools and gadgets that makes it possible to live independently. What is Spinal Muscular Atrophy?Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a genetic disorder characterized by weakness and wasting…

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Disabled, Out and Proud.

Champion Athlete Angela Madsen shares her perspective. It’s nearly impossible to encapsulate who Angela Madsen is in just a few words: She’s a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, an athlete who has earned multiple medals in multiple national and international sports, a Guinness World Record holder, the founder and director of a California adaptive rowing organization,…