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Empowering Access to AT Through Libraries

Discover how libraries are supporting in the creation of assistive technology through 3D printing services in these public community spaces. Amora Stahl, Program Coordinator I and Michelle Rosado, Program Coordinator II, Ability Tools Program. Integration of Assistive Technology into Library Services Continued… Librarians across the state are increasingly working to integrate assistive technology & devices.…

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Empowering Access with AT in Libraries

Discover how libraries are using assistive technology and devices for breaking barriers and creating equitable learning environments for all in public community spaces. Libraries prioritize accessibility, viewing it as essential for all patrons. This aligns with their mission to provide inclusive access to information and services. Assistive technology is crucial in bridging gaps for individuals…

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From Surviving to Thriving: AT for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a complex condition that can profoundly impact an individual’s life, often requiring a multifaceted approach to rehabilitation and daily living. With advancements in technology, Assistive Technology (AT) devices have become invaluable tools in helping those with TBI support their needs more effectively. Join us as the Ability Tools Team explores…

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New Year New Tech

As we step into the New Year, many of us are making resolutions to be the best versions of ourselves. What better way to achieve that than by indulging in activities that bring us joy? Here’s the good news: The Ability Tools Team has compiled a wide range of Assistive Tech Tools ready to enhance…

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How to Set Up Power Outage Alerts Through PG&E

Power outages can happen unexpectedly and it’s important to stay informed.  PG&E offers a convenient service that allows you to receive alerts directly to your preferred device. As Emergency Preparedness Month comes to a close, we want to remind people that emergency preparedness is something we should consider all year. Follow our step-by-step guide, and…

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NavigATing Menstrual Cycles and Beyond!

At Ability Tools, we strive to educate individuals about harnessing the power of technology to enrich their experiences while navigating through different potential life stages. Learning to nurture one’s body throughout each possible phase of their reproductive journey and navigating the distinct sets of challenges are crucial elements in maintaining reproductive health. Michelle Rosado, Program…

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Accessibility AT Restaurants

Whether it is home-cooked or restaurant-bought, everyone loves a yummy meal. Some people enjoy the dining experience with loved ones or friends, while others celebrate special occasions. Restaurants provide convenience for those who choose not to cook, and they also offer a range of cuisines and dining options that may not be available at home.…

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Disability Pride: Highlighting Life-Changing AT

Disability Pride Month, celebrated every July, provides an opportunity to honor the history, achievements, experiences, and struggles of the disability community. By recognizing the historical significance of Disability Pride in the fight for rights and acceptance, celebrating Assistive Technology (AT) during this month highlights the progress made and emphasizes the ongoing need to advocate for…

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Accessible Music: Advanced

When music enters your life, whether you are listening to or playing an instrument, it can’t be denied that the power it creates is unlike any other. Whether used for recreational or therapeutic purposes, having musical instruments available opens doors for everyone. In the second of this two-part blog series, we are going to focus…