Meet Milo, a Social Robot Like No Other…

 by Rachel Anderson, Marketing & Communications Manager for Ability Tools Recently at the international ATIA Conference, I had the opportunity to meet Milo, a new robot designed for children with autism.  I had never seen anything quite like him… and, although robotics are still a science that needs some perfecting, I was quite impressed with…

Los Angeles Abilities Expo 2016

by Emily Flynn, Ability Tools The recent Los Angeles Abilities Expo 2016 was a great success for Ability Tools! Ability Tools was lucky enough to be able to set up their table in the AT showcase section for the second year in a row.  This means we had enough table space to be able to…

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Technology Keeps Seniors Connected to Their Community and Beyond

by Seniorly Contributor Over half of adults aged 65 and older use the Internet, and this number is only growing. With the increase in mobile options including tablets and e-readers,older Americans are gradually becoming more and more tech-savvy. This growing comfort with technology opens doors for other tools that can help older adults stay connected…

Comparing Bluetooth Speakers for AAC Use

Comparing Bluetooth Speakers for AAC Use by Heidi LoStracco, MS, CCC-SLP, Speak For Yourself AAC In the beginning of this school year, I purchased some iON Clipster portable Bluetooth speakers. Over the months, I’ve left them with students who do not have amplified cases. When you’re working so hard to learn to use augmentative and…

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Top 5 Posts of 2015

Happy New Year Everybody! Did you know that we publish a new blog post about assistive technology (AT) devices and services each and every week -usually on Tuesdays- and that you can sign up with your email address to get it delivered directly to your inbox?  Enter your email today so that you don’t miss…

What is on Your Holiday AT Wish List?

Here at Ability Tools, we are always looking for good deals on Assistive Technology (AT) products to tell our readers about. During the holiday season it is a great time to find sales on those more expensive AT products, as sales are widespread and most stores participate in the giving spirit by giving consumers at…