Friday, September 28, 2012

3 time Paralympic gold medalist to be at UCAT open house

We are excited to announce that 3 time Paralympic gold medalist, Muffy Davis is going to be joining us at the UCAT Open House on Oct. 3. She will be there from 3:00 to 5:00 with her gold medals.
Join the Utah Center for Assistive Technology for an open house with lots of AT, treats and fun! UATP will have a booth.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

From the Center for Persons with Disabilities blog: 'My other life: Sachin Pavithran’s high adventures'

Posted September 21, 2012 by JoLynne Lyon
photo of Sachin on the cliff above water
UATP's director, Sachin Pavithran, jumps
from a 30-foot cliff at Lake Powell.

By Storee Powell

There are many thrill-seekers in the world, including people who are blind. The CPD’s Sachin Pavithran is one of them.

The director of the Utah Assistive Technology Program and blind advocate said, “I love thrill – anything that gives me a rush – especially extreme sporting. When people say I can’t do things because I’m blind, I do it just to show them I can.”

Read the rest of the story here.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Monday, September 10, 2012

iPods and Autism

Buzz about iPads and Autism is everywhere, but here's an article from Disability Scoop about iPods and Autism - "iPod May Ease Transition For Those With Autism".

The results in the basis of the article were obtained from a small case study — published this week in the Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Accessible Mobile Apps

Learn about some basic mobile apps for accessibility in 'An Introductory Set of Accessible Mobile Applications'. Accessibility ranges from apps for people with varying disabilities to apps that are just easy for everyone to use - or universal design. Smart phones are changing the way everyone does things, including making the world more accessible for people with disabilities.