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‪Calling on #Americanswithdisabilitiesact #ADA #Federallaw join me in stopping the sales on service dog certificates on websites and stop folks from abusing the law as leader of Ohio service dog awareness week group like to help stop this it’s hurting real service dogs ‬
Yesterday, Time Magazine featured the Rutgers study on the prevalence of the Disability Vote, and now Forbes is doing the same!

#DisabilityVoteCA #REVUP
When They See Us on Netflix is a four-part miniseries based on the wrongful convictions of Antron McCray, 15; Kevin Richardson, 14; Yusef Salaam, 15; Raymond Santana, 14; and Korey Wise, 16 (who has multiple disabilities.)
In 1989, they were arrested as teenagers and terrorized by police before being wrongfully convicted of brutally assaulting and ra**ng a white woman who was jogging in New York City’s Central Park.

#WhenTheySeeUs #SchoolsNotPrisons
Happy Birthday to our friend, advocate, and Disability Fashion Influencer, Lolo of Sitting Pretty!!! 🤩🥳

Check out her vlog: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKhnl8iyRPa1TNJrMO-UN-Q

#DisabledandProud
We, as the Disability Community must rise up and be counted in #Census2020!
Splendid! Cheers to Peppa Pig for the new character!
It's so important to protect your skin. Here's a way to get a free Roho LTV cushion from your friends at Permobil & iPush!

Registration is fast easy and free!
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Hey, just thought I’d mention that Active Hands (a great website that produces gripping aids for people with an upper limb disability) has now started stocking a wide variety of other disability aids relating to things such as personal care, office work, mobile phone use, sports, gardening, kitchen prep etc. So if you or someone you know has weakened grip or any kind of upper limb disability then it’s well worth checking out; I use a lot of these myself and they can be absolute life savers! Here’s the link:

Ability Tools is dedicated to expanding the accessibility of tools, resources and technology that increase independence for persons with disabilities.

Ability Tools is a project of the California Foundation for Independent Living Centers funded by the Department of Rehabilitation.

Operating as usual

10/30/2021

Our archived Where It's AT" blog, Spooky, Not Scary: Staying Safe this Halloween, remains relevant as it addresses how COVID-19 restrictions have made maintaining our social lives a challenging effort, but with one of the first social holidays of autumn approaching, many are wondering how it can be enjoyed while staying safe. "Where It's AT" is here to help, with a few tricks and treats of our own.

#Halloween #Accessibility #COVID19 #AbilityTools #Blog

Our archived Where It's AT" blog, Spooky, Not Scary: Staying Safe this Halloween, remains relevant as it addresses how COVID-19 restrictions have made maintaining our social lives a challenging effort, but with one of the first social holidays of autumn approaching, many are wondering how it can be enjoyed while staying safe. "Where It's AT" is here to help, with a few tricks and treats of our own.

#Halloween #Accessibility #COVID19 #AbilityTools #Blog

10/27/2021

Happy Halloween-Week! We have a treat: A special "Where It's AT" Halloween-themed blog. Enjoy a Halloween that is accessible to everyone without any extra effort or with very little effort and some creativity. http://abilitytools.org/blog/halloween-is-for-anybody/

#AbilityTools #AT #Blog #AssistiveTechnology

Happy Halloween-Week! We have a treat: A special "Where It's AT" Halloween-themed blog. Enjoy a Halloween that is accessible to everyone without any extra effort or with very little effort and some creativity. http://abilitytools.org/blog/halloween-is-for-anybody/

#AbilityTools #AT #Blog #AssistiveTechnology

Smart AT Home Series #2: Installation 09/28/2021

Smart AT Home Series #2: Installation

Smart AT Home: Installation is LIVE with our guest presenter Drew Redepenning from LiveLife Therapy Solutions Inc.

https://youtu.be/v_cKWJivOi0

#SmartHome #AbilityTools #AT

Smart AT Home Series #2: Installation Ability Tools is continuing our Smart AT Home series with our second entry to the series, Installation.Smart AT Home: Installation, will be presented by Drew...

09/25/2021

3 days until the second installment of our Smart AT Home Series: Installation. Join us for this FREE event on Tuesday, 9/28. Excited to welcome our host Drew Redepenning, who will present a fascination presentation on creating your home network.

Register: tinyurl.com/SmartATHome2

#SmartHome #AT #AssistiveTechnology

3 days until the second installment of our Smart AT Home Series: Installation. Join us for this FREE event on Tuesday, 9/28. Excited to welcome our host Drew Redepenning, who will present a fascination presentation on creating your home network.

Register: tinyurl.com/SmartATHome2

#SmartHome #AT #AssistiveTechnology

09/24/2021

Don't miss the FREE "Smart AT Home" Series #2: Installation on 9/28. Drew Redepenning from LiveLife Therapy Solutions Inc. will guide participants through the installation process, the “Internet of Things” and much more!

Have you registered? Visit: tinyurl.com/SmartATHome2

#SmartHome #AT #AbilityTools

Don't miss the FREE "Smart AT Home" Series #2: Installation on 9/28. Drew Redepenning from LiveLife Therapy Solutions Inc. will guide participants through the installation process, the “Internet of Things” and much more!

Have you registered? Visit: tinyurl.com/SmartATHome2

#SmartHome #AT #AbilityTools

09/11/2021

Our latest "Where It's AT" blog is here! Learn really cool tips to make your Instagram posts more #accessible!

Blog: https://abilitytools.org/blog/social-media-accessibility-tips-tricks-instagram/

#AbilityTools #Instagram #Blog #SocialMedia

Our latest "Where It's AT" blog is here! Learn really cool tips to make your Instagram posts more #accessible!

Blog: https://abilitytools.org/blog/social-media-accessibility-tips-tricks-instagram/

#AbilityTools #Instagram #Blog #SocialMedia

09/11/2021

We will never forget. September 11, 2001.

#911Anniversary #NeverForget #September11

Accessible Voting: California Recall Election September 14, 2021 | Where It's AT. The Ability Tools Blog. 09/09/2021

Accessible Voting: California Recall Election September 14, 2021 | Where It's AT. The Ability Tools Blog.

Although this is a very different type of election, one thing remains constant: Voting must be an accessible process for people with disabilities. Check out our latest Ability Tools blog.

#AccessibleVoting #VoteSafeCA #GOTV

https://abilitytools.org/blog/accessible-voting-california-recall-election-september-14-2021/

Accessible Voting: California Recall Election September 14, 2021 | Where It's AT. The Ability Tools Blog. Accessible Voting: California Recall Election September 14, 2021 Ability_Tools Staff / 1 week ago August 31, 2021 The upcoming California State Gubernatorial Recall Election is a special election to decide: Should the Governor of the State of California, Gavin Newsom, be recalled? If so, who sho...

09/06/2021

#AbilityTools wishes you a #HappyLaborDay! Our offices will be closed for business today. We will reopen on Tuesday, September 7, at 8 a.m. Enjoy the holiday.

#LaborDay #LaborDay2021

#AbilityTools wishes you a #HappyLaborDay! Our offices will be closed for business today. We will reopen on Tuesday, September 7, at 8 a.m. Enjoy the holiday.

#LaborDay #LaborDay2021

Disney Making Changes To Disability Access At Theme Parks 08/28/2021

Disney Making Changes To Disability Access At Theme Parks

https://www.disabilityscoop.com/2021/08/24/disney-making-changes-to-disability-access-at-theme-parks/29460/

Disney Making Changes To Disability Access At Theme Parks Big changes are coming once again to Disney's system for providing accommodations to people with disabilities at its theme parks.

Predating the ADA, This Park County Camp Is A Prime Example Of Accessibility In Nature 08/21/2021

Predating the ADA, This Park County Camp Is A Prime Example Of Accessibility In Nature

Wilderness on Wheels is a 20-acre camp located in Grant, Colorado. #Accessibility

Predating the ADA, This Park County Camp Is A Prime Example Of Accessibility In Nature In 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act became law, codifying the rights for America's largest minority group: people with disabilities. But access to the great outdoors wasn't an early priority for the architects of the ADA, so general accessibility in nature has been slow to develop. But one....

08/14/2021

What are the latest #accessibility features for Twitter? Our newest "Where It's AT" blog has some really cool tips to ensure that #Twitter is #accessible for all!

#AbilityTools #Blog

What are the latest #accessibility features for Twitter? Our newest "Where It's AT" blog has some really cool tips to ensure that #Twitter is #accessible for all!

#AbilityTools #Blog

How to enable Xbox accessibility features to get closed captions, a magnifier, and more 08/14/2021

How to enable Xbox accessibility features to get closed captions, a magnifier, and more

#Accessibility features on #XBox: enable closed captions, high contrast colors, a screen magnifier, and more. 🎮

https://www.businessinsider.com/xbox-accessibility-features

How to enable Xbox accessibility features to get closed captions, a magnifier, and more You can find your Xbox's accessibility features, including captions and high contrast colors, in your Xbox Series X/S or Xbox One's Settings menu.

Don’t adjust your screen: Twitter has a new font for improved accessibility 08/12/2021

Don’t adjust your screen: Twitter has a new font for improved accessibility

#Twitter announces new font for improved #accessibility.

#TwitterAccessibility

Don’t adjust your screen: Twitter has a new font for improved accessibility Twitter has a new typeface called Chirp, and it has made some more design changes to increase accessibility.

07/27/2021

Smart AT Home Series: Accessibility 101

Join us for the first installment of the Smart #AT Home Series: Accessibility 101. #AbilityTools

07/26/2021

Still time to register for the first event in our Smart #AT Home Independent Living Series! Learn about #accessible Smart Home technology and setups. #SmartHome #Accessibility

Register: tinyurl.com/SmartATHome1

Still time to register for the first event in our Smart #AT Home Independent Living Series! Learn about #accessible Smart Home technology and setups. #SmartHome #Accessibility

Register: tinyurl.com/SmartATHome1

07/26/2021

#ADA31

Happy Anniversary, #ADA.

#AmericansWithDisabilitiesAct #ADA31 #ThanksToTheADA

07/04/2021

#AbilityTools wishes you a Happy Fourth of July! Our offices will be closed Monday, July 5th in observance of the holiday. We will resume normal operations on Tuesday, July 6th at 8am. Have an enjoyable, safe, and restful holiday.

#IndependenceDay2021 #FourthOfJuly

#AbilityTools wishes you a Happy Fourth of July! Our offices will be closed Monday, July 5th in observance of the holiday. We will resume normal operations on Tuesday, July 6th at 8am. Have an enjoyable, safe, and restful holiday.

#IndependenceDay2021 #FourthOfJuly

07/01/2021

Temperatures in #California are at an all-time high and we at "Where It’s AT" would like to share some tips and assistive technology (AT) that might help get you safely through the recurring heat waves.

#AssistiveTechnology #Summer #Blog

Temperatures in #California are at an all-time high and we at "Where It’s AT" would like to share some tips and assistive technology (AT) that might help get you safely through the recurring heat waves.

#AssistiveTechnology #Summer #Blog

Get Involved | Coalition for Accessible Fueling 06/29/2021

Get Involved | Coalition for Accessible Fueling

Get Involved | Coalition for Accessible Fueling Our coalition is urging the CA legislature to allow mobile fueling because people with disabilities need an alternative to gas stations.

06/25/2021

Happy Friday! Check out our brand new "Where It's AT" Blog: "Advocates Working Together." Our ILC #AT advocates provide services for people across the state! Two of our consumers share their success stories!

Blog: https://abilitytools.org/blog/advocates-working-together/

#AbilityTools #Blog #AssistiveTechnology

Happy Friday! Check out our brand new "Where It's AT" Blog: "Advocates Working Together." Our ILC #AT advocates provide services for people across the state! Two of our consumers share their success stories!

Blog: https://abilitytools.org/blog/advocates-working-together/

#AbilityTools #Blog #AssistiveTechnology

meaning to pause on line store 06/19/2021

meaning to pause on line store

Special discount offer! Our friends at meaning to pause are providing a 20% discount off of your purchase.

The bracelets provide a gentle vibration every 60 or 90 minutes prompting you to redirect your thoughts and focus on what is important to you.

Visit: https://shop.meaningtopause.com/. Enter code "AbilityTools" at check out.

#SpecialOffer

meaning to pause on line store Take a moment to reflect on what's important. The meaning to pause® bracelet gently reminds you to pause, reframe your thoughts and to be mindful here and now.

How to Make Workplace Technology Accessible to Everyone 06/12/2021

How to Make Workplace Technology Accessible to Everyone

#Accessibility

How to Make Workplace Technology Accessible to Everyone People with disabilities face all sorts of challenges at work. It doesn’t have to be that way.

06/08/2021

Yesterday, through our reuse program, we were able to donate a motorized scooter to one of our consumers!

06/03/2021

Resources for Independent Living (CRIL) is hosting a monthly #AssistiveTechnology workshop!

Do you have a need that could be met with some assistive technology? Join Nikki to discuss what tech we have, how it can help and figure out next steps!
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ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY VIRTUAL WORKSHOP
Join our virtual workshop to learn more about our Device Lending and Demonstration Center.
THIRD WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH
11:00 AM VIA ZOOM
Register today with Nikki Victoriano - AT Admin
[email protected]"]

Timeline Photos 05/30/2021

In observance of Memorial Day, #AbilityTools will be closed for operations on Monday, May 31st. We will reopen for business on Tuesday, June 1st, at 8 a.m. Have a safe and healthy holiday.

#MemorialDay #MemorialDay2021 #MemorialDayWeekend #NeverForget

In observance of Memorial Day, #AbilityTools will be closed for operations on Monday, May 31st. We will reopen for business on Tuesday, June 1st, at 8 a.m. Have a safe and healthy holiday.

#MemorialDay #MemorialDay2021 #MemorialDayWeekend #NeverForget

Apple Launching New Accessibility Features For Those With Disabilities 05/25/2021

Apple Launching New Accessibility Features For Those With Disabilities

Apple is launching a series of updates that will include #accessibility features for people with disabilities. Do you have an iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch?

Apple Launching New Accessibility Features For Those With Disabilities Apple is set to roll out a host of updates to make its devices even more user-friendly for people with disabilities.

Verizon launches Disability Advisory Board and pledges to upskill the next generation of innovators. 05/21/2021

Verizon launches Disability Advisory Board and pledges to upskill the next generation of innovators.

Verizon launches Disability Advisory Board and pledges to upskill the next generation of innovators. In honor of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, take a look at some of our new initiatives to create a more inclusive and equitable future for people with

05/20/2021

Ability Tools recognizes the tenth annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day. GAAD's purpose is to get everyone talking, thinking, and learning about digital access and inclusion for PWD.

To celebrate, enjoy a #ThrowbackThursday training from our library -- Microsoft Word #Accessibility 101: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFpQCRcQSBE&t=10s

#GAAD2021

Ability Tools recognizes the tenth annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day. GAAD's purpose is to get everyone talking, thinking, and learning about digital access and inclusion for PWD.

To celebrate, enjoy a #ThrowbackThursday training from our library -- Microsoft Word #Accessibility 101: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFpQCRcQSBE&t=10s

#GAAD2021

IBM upgrades web accessibility tool for finding and fixing issues 05/17/2021

IBM upgrades web accessibility tool for finding and fixing issues

IBM has unveiled an update to its open source web Accessibility Checker tool coinciding with Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD).
#Accessibility #GAAD #GAAD2021

IBM upgrades web accessibility tool for finding and fixing issues IBM has updated its open source web Accessibility Checker tool to make it easier to find and fix accessibility issues.

Training: AT Training Library | Ability Tools - Assistive Technology for Californians with Disabilities in Living Independently 05/14/2021

Training: AT Training Library | Ability Tools - Assistive Technology for Californians with Disabilities in Living Independently

Check out our #AT training library containing opened captioned videos focused on professional development, device trainings, and more!

#AbilityTools #AssistiveTechnology #Trainings

https://abilitytools.org/training-events/training-library.php

Training: AT Training Library | Ability Tools - Assistive Technology for Californians with Disabilities in Living Independently Ability Tools is dedicated to expanding the accessibility of tools, resources and technology that will help increase independence, improve personal productivity and enhance the quality of life for all Californians.

04/22/2021

#CAComingTogether

"ZigBee" allows you to use a #SmartHome device, such as Alexa, without the internet. #CAComingTogether #AT #Conference

04/22/2021

Ted Werth is demonstrating the power of immersive virtual reality for connection and companionship. Mynd VR offers VR travel, nature, and learning experiences! So cool.

#CAComingTogether #AssistiveTechnology

Ted Werth is demonstrating the power of immersive virtual reality for connection and companionship. Mynd VR offers VR travel, nature, and learning experiences! So cool.

#CAComingTogether #AssistiveTechnology

Photos from Ability Tools's post 04/22/2021

Keynote Speaker Alex Ghenis is presenting a fascinating presentation of #ClimateChange: “Climate change and the impact it has on disability is complex.”

#CAComingTogether

04/22/2021

Thanks to our #AT Conference co-hosts Shireen McSpadden and Larry Grable for their leadership. We are celebrating #EarthDay with a day filled with #AssistiveTechnology workshops: Closing the Digital Divide, AT Smart Home Devices, and more!

Connect with us, and use our hashtag #CAComingTogether in your posts.

Thanks to our #AT Conference co-hosts Shireen McSpadden and Larry Grable for their leadership. We are celebrating #EarthDay with a day filled with #AssistiveTechnology workshops: Closing the Digital Divide, AT Smart Home Devices, and more!

Connect with us, and use our hashtag #CAComingTogether in your posts.

Got A.T. Expertise?

SHARING IS CARING!
Would you like to contribute your assistive technology expertise to Ability Tools?
You can:
* Write a blog
* Submit a resource
* Participate in a training (web or in-person)

Please let us know: http://abilitytools.org/about/contact-us.php

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Emily is test-driving the stair lift at Home Safety Services.#timeelapse #stairlift #assistivetechnology
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Ability Tools, formerly the AT Network, is California’s Assistive Technology Act Program. We provide a variety of services for Californians with disabilities of all ages.

Our services include:

AT Exchange marketplace
Device Lending Libraries
Financial loan program for AT
Information & Referral
Reuse program in affiliation with organizational partners

In addition, we provide in-person and webinar trainings, technical assistance to organizations on AT issues and coordinate the California Assistive Technology Reuse Coalition.

Ability Tools offers a FREE membership to anyone interested in learning more about AT and looking to connect with other like-minded individuals via the Ability Tools listserv.

Ability Tools is made possible through funding from the Department of Rehabilitation, financed by the U.S. Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration with funds allocated by the Assistive Technology Act of 2004.

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1000 G St, Ste 100
Sacramento, CA
95814

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Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm
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