Hearing Loss in America

by Samantha Garcia Diagram of the Ear  If you have hearing loss, you are not alone – not by a long shot. As you might expect, some populations experience hearing loss in higher numbers. For instance, 1 in 3 people over the age of 60 and half of people over 85 experience some hearing loss.…

Zebreda Makes It Work!

by Rosemarie Punzalan, AT Network Training Specialist Zebreda Dunham and Martin Sweeney recently presented at the AT Network’s Southern California Quarterly Regional Meeting on November 20, 2012 at the California Endowment  in Los Angeles, CA.  To the delight of all of the individuals interested in AT at this meeting, they explored the low-tech, low-cost, down-and-dirty…

The Scooter That Saved My L(W)ife

By Allan M. Friedman, CFILC’s Technologies Manager A wheelchair wasn’t going to cut it.  It just wasn’t going to work in our house.  My wife sustained a severe injury to her right foot last summer.  She recently had surgery to repair it.  But the healing process takes a long time and she must be off…

Center for Applied Rehabilitation Technology (CART) Model Home

Written by Rosemarie Punzalan, Program Coordinator for the AT Network The Center for Applied Rehabilitation Technology (CART), located at the Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center in Downey, CA, is one of the largest medical rehabilitation centers in the United States.  CART staff – including physical, speech, occupational, and recreational therapists and engineers – offer…

Reusing AT can save lives in the developing the world

By Shannon Coe, CFILC’s Reuse and Finance Coordinator In May 2012, the World Institute on Disability (WID) made a video using pictures to tell a story about my experience with the Peace Corps.  As a woman who uses a wheelchair, I had to overcome many barriers Peace Corps created because they did not think people…

The Repair and Reuse Fund is available!

By Shannon Coe, CFILC’s Reuse & Finance Coordinator It’s alive! The AT Network has resurrected its Repair and Reuse Fund. With a new face lift to the online application, we would like to highlight some of the changes. The most important change is that organizations can now submit up to five devices for repairs each…