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  • Started 3 years ago by jmeeks49
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jmeeks49
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What Is Assistive Technology?

An assistive technology device is any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities.

Assistive Technology (AT) is technology used by individuals with disabilities in order to perform functions that might otherwise be difficult or impossible. In short, Assistive Technology helps people to participate fully in all aspects of life.

Assistive technology services are any services that directly assist an individual with a disability in the selection, acquisition, or use of an assistive technology device. People can find information at the Technology Access Center about any type of assistive technology for any type of need. However, center personnel specialize in assistive technologies not offered by other agencies in middle Tennessee and provide individual services centered on specific types of technologies including:
•Alternative/adapted computer access
•Telecommunications access
•Reading and writing adaptations and alternatives
•Modification of educational materials
•Alternative/augmentative communication with speech generating devices
•Adapted toys and recreational activities
•Accessible home, work, and school environments
•Electronic and low tech aids for daily living
•Technology designed for individual safety especially in homes
•Modified tools for specific tasks
•Low-vision aids
•Braille printing

I know that this website is about Geeks and their toys and i will stay with Alternative/adapted computer access so i won't get off topic. but feel free to ask me about the other cataglories and i will try to help to give you a example this is the company that i co-founded when i was in Nashville http://www.tacnashville.org/ it will give some idea what we did and they still do today.

What's my long term goal for this forum?

My goal is to help people with the information that i have provided with certain adaptive computer software and hardware for the disable. Please if you have any questions do not hesitate to ask them i will help as best that i can.

Thank you,

John Meeks

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hatryst
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That's a really good effort. Hats off to all people involved !!

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Santo
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This is very good effort. I am sure many will benefit.

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jmeeks49
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Thank you, hatryst and santo more to come in the comming weeks.

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vistamike
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John, some alterations made thus: Sticky on the the main forum and Accessibility

http://www.howtogeek.com/forum/forum/accessibility is now up and running

On the main forum page:

http://www.howtogeek.com/forum.....?replies=1

Mike

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jmeeks49
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mike can you explain the sticky concept to me so i want goof up this forum??

john

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vistamike
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It puts a 'header' at the top of the forum page. Only mods can do that.

Mike

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jmeeks49
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so, i am ok???

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vistamike
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In what way?

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jmeeks49
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am i breaking any rules???

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vistamike
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Not sure I understand you John

Mike

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jmeeks49
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you as a mod have certain guidelines and rules that you follow correct??? i am asking if i have broking any rules of this site..

john

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LH
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None at all John :)

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vistamike
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Not that I am aware of!

Mike

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LH
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I can see what you are getting at. I suppose technically you have broken one of the rules, but this is a "special occasion", and it's thus allowed.

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jmeeks49
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which rule LH????????

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LH
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No self promotion :)

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jmeeks49
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sorry..

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LH
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No need for sorry. We do allow it in special circumstances.

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setfiretorain
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Good idea, Alot will benifit, quick thinking there mate !

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