Connect-ability Distance Learning Initiative
Posted: Auguest 2012
Over the past few months, I have been working with the Bureau of Rehabilitation Services, the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and Connect-Ability to create a new Distance Learning Initiative. The new online training is now publicly available at www.connect-ability.com/elearning.
The Connect-Ability Distance Learning Initiative is an online training website where you can take FREE e-Learning courses. The Distance Learning Initiative was created by a partnership with the Bureau of Rehabilitation Services, the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and Connect-Ability.
There are over 30 online courses available now and more to come. The courses cover topics such as Assistive Technology, Independent Living, Financial Literacy, Job Readiness and more. You can visit the site at www.connect-ability.com/elearning to see what courses are available and to sign up for a free account.
Free Cell Phones for individuals who are Deaf or Hearing Impaired
Posted: August 2012
Converse Communications has received a grant to provide cell phones for individuals who are Deaf or Hearing Impaired to be able to access IP relay or Video Relay. The cell phones are free but the individual has to pay for the plan. For more information about the program, including eligibility, related costs, etc., visit the Converse Communications website at www.conversecommunications.com or contact them via phone at 800-743-1219 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Richard Devylder is the Deputy Director of the Department of Rehabilitation (Vocational Rehab) in California. He was born without arms and legs. He and his family have been very creative in coming up with AT that works for him, such as mounting his electric shaver, building stairs to transfer him into his wheelchair, and having a mouth stick custom made for him. See how he uses both low tech and high tech Assistive Technology to be as independent and successful as possible.
Watch Video - 11 minutes - Video will open in new window and is a 25 MB file that is best viewed over a broadband connection.
In order to view this video on your computer, you will need to have Windows Media Player. If your computer does not have the Windows Media Player, you can download a free copy at: Microsoft Windows Media Player Download Site
The CT Tech Act Project would like to thank Richard Devylder, the California Department of Rehabilitation and the California Employment Development Department for giving us permission to post a copy of this video on our site.