Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Off to the CSUN Conference

The AT Network Staff are off to  CSUN's annual International Technology & Persons with Disabilities Conference in San Diego this week. We will be back next week to talk about the newest devices in Assistive Technology. 

Until then...

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Service Animals and Safeway

Safeway thinks people are trying to take advantage of service animal laws... what do you think? There is an option to 'vote' after you read this article. Click here to read the article titled "Safeway tris to enforce service animal rule" at SFGate.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Autism Apps--is there a benefit?

An article titled "Despite Popularity, Benefit of Autism Apps Questioned" posted earlier this week over on DisabilityScoop explores the benefits of autism apps designed for iDevices and Android platforms:

"Apps designed to help those with disabilities are all the rage, but it remains unclear how effective such new technology really is.

Hundreds of apps have come on the market in recent years claiming to help those with special needs, particularly autism. But technology is moving faster than science can keep up, experts say, meaning that it’s unknown which, if any, of the apps are truly making a therapeutic difference." Click here to continue reading.
So what do you think? What is your experience with apps designed to be used by children with autism? Share your thoughts in the comment box below.