Department’s AT program nationally recognized

STAR – Alabama’s assistive technology resource – has quietly grown its device reutilization program to be ranked second in the nation by the Center for Assistive Technology Act Data Assistance (CATADA) for four straight years, said Helen Baker, STAR director. “It’s a great bragging point for us, but really all of the kudos should go out toContinue reading “Department’s AT program nationally recognized”

Printer adds new dimension to rehab technology

A new gadget is giving the department’s rehabilitation technology specialists another way to create assistive technology devices for consumers. The new LulzBot TAZ 5 3D printer allows rehab tech specialists to design and then print assistive devices customized to meet the individual needs of consumers. 3D printers use plastic to generate successive layers and create an object. DifferentContinue reading “Printer adds new dimension to rehab technology”

Technology Symposium highlights latest in technology for visually impaired

The 2015 Technology Symposium – “Gaining the Edge: Assistive Technology for Education, Employment, and Entertainment” – was held Jan. 23 at E.H. Gentry Technical Facility in Talladega. Sponsored by ADRS, the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind (AIDB), and the Alabama School for the Blind Alumni Association, the free, one-day event featured hands-on access toContinue reading “Technology Symposium highlights latest in technology for visually impaired”

YLF delegates target leadership, success

Graduates of the 16th annual Alabama Governor’s Youth Leadership Forum (YLF) left Troy University better equipped to take charge of their own lives following the five-day event that focused on self-esteem, self-advocacy, independent living, and assistive technology. Twenty-seven students with disabilities  participated in this year’s forum. The delegates are selected through a statewide competition that seeks studentsContinue reading “YLF delegates target leadership, success”