Posted on May 1st, 2013 by atlaak
Assistive Technology of Alaska (ATLA) is Alaska’s only comprehensive assistive technology (AT) resource center. AT can be the key to greater independence and productivity for people in their home, school, community, and/or place of employment. ATLA provides demonstrations, information, and device loans to help Alaskans make informed decisions and select the AT that best meets their needs.
To enhance the quality of life for Alaskans through assistive technology.
ATLA is a nonprofit organization specializing in assessments, assistive technology, and technology training services. We work with government, business, education, health services organziations, and individuals to provide accessible and cost-effective technology solutions to promote independent living and success.
Our agency believes in the right of consumers to make informed choices. We also believe that everyone should:
• have the opportunity to achieve his or her maximum potential.
• have the opportunity to share knowledge, express feelings, and be heard.
• be able to actively participate in his or her own learning.
• have access to the tools that can provide them with a way to read, write, communicate, and learn.
• work in partnership to effectively enhance an individual’s quality of life through independence.
“Communication is the essence of human life.” - (Daniel Webster)
ATLA provides information, resources, demonstrations, loans, and the ability to purchase the following devices and/or software:
• Aids for daily living
• Aids for Blindness & Low Vision
• Augmentative or Alternative Communication (AAC) devices
• Computer access devices and software
• Devices for Deaf & Hard of Hearing
• Aids for Environmental Controls
• Aids for educational needs
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Posted on October 1st, 2013 by atlaak
Emergency Preparedness Issues for People with Disabilities Will Be Discussed
911: Emergency Preparedness, Assistive Technology and Universal Design
Guide on the Special Needs of People with Disabilities for Emergency managers, Planners, & Responders
Handbook on Disability and Special Needs
Pre-hospital Assessment of Patients with Physical Disabilities
Tip Sheets For First Responders
Preparedness for People with Disabilities and Functional Needs
Disabled People and Disaster Planning
ADA Best Practices Tool Kit for State and Local Governments: Emergency Management
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Posted on July 22nd, 2013 by Tori Phipps
Cult of Mac posted a really interesting article on the new technology out there for people with dyslexia and a resource that can help them with their every day lives.
Dyslexia is a disability that likely affects 70 – 80 percent of people with poor reading skills, with one in five students having a language-based disability that could include dyslexia. Developed by designer Christian Boer, who also has dyslexia, the Dyslexie font changes the look of several letters that typically get rotated or mistaken, making them look a bit more like handwritten letters, which has been shown in a couple of independent studies as beneficial to reading fluency for people with dyslexia.
Photo and Info source: Cult of Mac
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