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Assistive Technology Blog

Assistive Technology

"My name is Jean Des Roches, I am the Assistive Technology (AT) Program Director for Seven Hills Foundation. I invite you to access helpful tips, tools, information and resources as I share them here."

Why AT?

Assistive technology promotes greater independence by enabling people to perform tasks that they may have difficulty accomplishing.

Assistive technology, or AT for short - is an umbrella term that includes assistive, adaptive, and rehabilitative devices for people with disabilities. AT helps by providing enhancements to the methods we use to accomplish tasks and goals.

Seven Hills is committed to enhancing the education, communication, recreation, and social opportunities of individuals we support. This work is enhanced by our increasing ability to provide access to Assistive Technology through secured funding from private and corporate grants, individuals and through the generosity of our funding partners.

Thanks to the grant funding secured in the last two years, Seven Hills has been able to purchase, configure and deploy an impressive amount of vital technology across our various programs. 

Mar
11 2016

Sign me up!

By Jean Des Roches, AT Program Director


Sign me up!

One definition of “volunteer” is: “to work for an organization without being paid.” Sounds cheery. Everyone one of us just strives to not be compensated for our work, right? See here is where many of us get stuck.

Jan
26 2016

You are not the boss of me!

By Jean Des Roches, AT Program Director


You are not the boss of me!

I have known many fiercely independent people in my life. Most of them women. There was my dear aunt who lived on an old farm house and at the age of 80 something, insisted on climbing ladders and pruning trees, much to the horror of her children.

Nov
10 2015

The Wheels on the Bus

By Jean Des Roches, AT Program Director


The Wheels on the Bus

I happened to notice a school van the other day. I was transported back to a day that I will never forget, a day my son, when he was only aged 7, stepped off the “special needs van” at the sitter’s home, holding a bag of McDonald’s French Fries!

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