Tips for Planning an Accessible Meeting

by Rosemarie Punzalan, Program Coordinator In-person meetings are great ways to network and collaborate with peers. They give participants a chance to connect on a more personal level than even the most interactive online platforms allow. They are a great way to share resources, as well as give an opportunity to brainstorm ideas with colleagues.…

CSUN Conference Highlights

by Kim Cantrell,CFILC’s Program Director The AT Network was excited to participate in California State University Northridge’s 29th Annual Conference for People with Disabilities in San Diego from March 19-21. This week we are sharing some highlights from our participation in the event. Derek Zarda, AT Advocate from ILRC San Francisco building vendor relationships. First,…

Telling AT Stories

By guest blogger Fred Tchang, Director of Assistive Technology Services at Advancing Opportunities “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” Nelson Mandela Fred Tchang, Director of AT Services It seems impossible to many people that a person who is blind can use an iPhone, that a person with a significant physical disability can drive himself to work,…

Paralympics Winter 2014

by Shannon Coe, CFILC Program Coordinator Are you ready for the Winter PARALYMPICS 2014?! For the first time ever, the Paralympics (Sochi 2014 and Rio 2016) will receive an unprecedented 116 hours of coverage in the U.S. Starting on March 7th, 2014 with the Opening Ceremony, NBC and NBCSN will provide coverage on all of…

AT for College Students

by Kirk Aranda, YO! Disabled and Proud Youth Advocate   You’ve done it! You’re done with high school and on to the next step in your educational career… college!  College can be a big leap from high school and sometimes there is a transitional period for students to adjust. From getting accustomed to your new…

AT We LOVE – Happy Valentine’s Day!

For Valentine’s Day, we asked our colleagues and partners throughout California to share the different types of Assistive Technology (AT) that they adore.  We then compiled this list of practical, fun, time-saving and even life-saving AT to inspire our readers to try out some new AT that can improve their lives. Many of these items…

AT for the Kitchen

by Nubyaan Scott, Program Coordinator for the AT Network Do you know someone who loves to cook and is limited by mobility in the kitchen? Do you love to cook and want to make kitchen tasks easier on yourself? Here are a few ideas for some kitchen AT that can help make you and your…

Accessible Sports – Winter Addition

by Kirk Aranada, YO! Disabled and Proud Youth Advocate Cross country skiing Greetings folks! It’s time for another installment of accessible sports. With the cold hitting us early this year -and to gear up for the Paralympics- we will be highlighting three competitive sports of the Paralympics: cross country skiing, sled hockey and biathlon.  All…