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FAAST News

Dare to dream with ABLE United

Did you know there’s a new way for people with disabilities to save money without losing their federal
benefits? It’s called an ABLE United account, and it has already changed the futures of more than 1,000
Floridians by offering them newfound financial stability and independence....

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2018 Florida Conference on Aging

The Florida Council on Aging (FCOA) and the Florida Association of Aging Services Providers (FASP), in partnership with the Florida Department of Elder Affairs (DOEA), are pleased to announce the 2018 Florida Conference on Aging.

The 2018 Conference will be held August 13-15 at the Marrio...

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2018 Youth Leadership Forum Application

2018 Youth Leadership Forum
July 18-22, 2018
Tallahassee, FL
Proudly hosted by
The Florida Association of Centers for Independent Living
in financial partnership with
Department of Education Division of Vocational Rehabil...

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Assistive Technology in your pocket

As we know, Assistive Technology comes in many forms. From the wheelchair that increases mobility to communication apps that give someone a voice, AT is everywhere.

There is one piece of assistive technology that most everyone carries, and that is a smart phone. A smart phone has a wide r...

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4 Key Points to Consider Designing your Website.

Web Accessibility is important for many people living with some form of disability. And the Americans with...

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Ambulance out of focus Training First Responders to Recognize Autism may avert tragedies

In 2016 in North Miami, Florida, a police officer’s lack of knowledge about autism led to a shooting. Arnaldo Rios, a 26-year-old man with autism, had strayed from his group home and was sitting in the middle of the street. One of his therapists had followed and was trying to coax him to return h...

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Assistive Tech Apps, Tools, and Resources

The way that K-12 learners are taught is in rapid flux, particularly when it comes to students in special education programs. According to a report by the Fordham Insititute, special education participation by K-12 students represented 13.1 percent of the nation’s student population in 2010. From...

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UCF Receives Million dollar research grant

ORLANDO, Fla. -- It's a $2.7 million dollar grant to help University of Central Florida researchers with a big mission: use technology to improve children's speech, then codify guidelines for an entire industry.

Joey Genovesi utilizes UCF’s clinic for speech impaired son
Technology...

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entertainment, AT is AT AT is AT! - entertAinmenT

entertAinmenT

 

Technology has advanced mankind in many ways in the last hundred years, from the light bulb to cell phones, it has enhanced our daily lives significantly. Innovations in technology are expanding at a rapid pace allowing for more areas of our life to be done more ef...

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Google GBoard and Morse Code for accessibility

Morse code is becoming more and more popular for accessibility. The simplicity of the language makes it a fast and easy way to communicate for people who use switches to control their devices. For more information, Check out this detailed post by Google. 

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National Disability Voters Registration Week


Happy National Disability Voters Registration Week!

 

This week is all about preparing to have our voices heard in the upcoming elections. The REV UP campaign was started in 2016 by the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD). REV UP stands for Register!...

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Disaster Relief AT Emergency Fundraiser

Disaster Relief AT Emergency Fund - Assistive Technology enables people with disabilities to have greater control over their own lives. Now that Hurricane Irma has passed and people are heading home, they are finding that their assistive equipment has been lost, damaged, and even destroyed by the storm. FAAST is working to minimize the financial barriers associated with obtaining assistive devices by providing financial assistance to individuals with disabilities who are under financial hardship and are unable to receive a loan, or utilize insurance to cover the cost of the needed technology. Funds may be used to purchase equipment, adaptive software, pay insurance deductibles and repair equipment.

Please Join with us in helping people get back on track to living independently.