How do you determine if an app is accessible prior to buying it? How do you navigate the mass of available apps to find assistive and accessible apps relevant to you? Would you like to improve your app-buying experience? The World Institute on Disability* is conducting a survey to gather input from the disability community attempting to purchase, download and use these apps. …Read More »
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Since 1974, Computer Technologies Program has provided over one million hours of training and support for thousands of people with disabilities taking steps toward their career goals. We work hand-in-hand with the Department of Rehabilitation so there is no cost for our program’s participants and they have access to a wide range of support services.
The National Council on Disability, a government agency that advises the President and Congress on disability issues, recently sent a letter to President Obama advising him to raise the $2,000 asset limit on Social Security Income (SSI) recipients, a limit that hasn’t been changed since 1989. As things currently stand, individuals receiving SSI benefits can have no more than $2,000 …Read More »
Approximately 20% of the United States population lives with some level of disability, and people with disabilities are almost three times as likely to live in poverty than any other group. WID’s Access to Assets project opens doors for the disability community by promoting asset-building and financial literacy among people with disabilities. Asset building is an anti-poverty strategy helping low-income …Read More »
Computers have evolved from from the salvation for people with disabilities to the cause of many disabling conditions. Our current computer-laden work and school environments have the potential to significantly damage our bodies. It is critical that we establish new “rules of engagement” with computers. This Healthy Computing webinar will explore the reasons and tools for taking regular breaks from …Read More »
I think Hurricane Sandy has left us all feeling a bit more vulnerable, even if we don’t live in the affected area. And of course, people with disabilities and the elderly are more vulnerable than most in disaster situations. In order to help improve emergency communications for people with disabilities, the Wireless Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center has launched a new Survey on Emergency …Read More »