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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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Women’s Healthcare Access: The Power of AT

Over the years, research has revealed a stark reality that women with disabilities have historically faced and still do face significant barriers when accessing healthcare services. Access and utilization of assistive technology (AT) can assist in bridging this gap between women’s health inequities. Studies, particularly those conducted post-COVID, have consistently shown that women with disabilities…

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Ready, Set, Adapt: Emergency Kits for Every Body!

Natural disasters, unforeseen accidents, or sudden disruptions can strike at any moment, leaving us vulnerable in an emergency. An emergency kit becomes a lifeline during critical moments, providing vital supplies and resources that can make a crucial difference between being safe or putting yourself at risk. In honor of National Preparedness Month, the Ability Tools…

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Accessibility AT Theme Parks

Theme parks, especially with warmer weather around the corner, are a great place to go with family or friends to create memories that will last a lifetime. Many theme parks have accessibility services that the Where its AT team wants to share with you. Disneyland Resort Disneyland, located in Anaheim, California, is probably one of…

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Accessible Voting: California Recall Election September 14, 2021

The upcoming California State Gubernatorial Recall Election is a special election to decide: Should the Governor of the State of California, Gavin Newsom, be recalled? If so, who should replace him? Because this is an off-cycle special election, most ballots will simply have the recall question and a list of 46 candidates. (Some counties may also choose to add additional local contests, however.)  And…

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Advocates Working Together

When Emanuel needed a replacement for his wheelchair, and his insurance wasn’t addressing the urgency of needing an immediate replacement for his mobility device, he turned to getting a loan as his only option to obtain a wheelchair. This is how he connected with the network of California’s Advocates serving people’s needs for Assistive Technology…

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WHERE IT’S AT: The New Name for the Ability Tools Blog

The Ability Tools team at the California Foundation for Independent Living (CFILC) opted to let our assistive technology (AT) advocates and the general public vote online for a new blog name. With over 50% of the votes, Where It’s AT won! When you think of an assistive technology (AT) blog – Ability Tools is Where…

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The ADA: A Huge Help!

By Alexa McBride The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed on July 26th, 1990. The bill was signed by then President George W. Bush. The ADA gave millions of Americans who have disabilities access to public places, transportation, education, employment and housing. I recently learned that President Bush had a sister-in-law with a disability.…