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Sep
24 2015

Listen to Many

By Jean Des Roches, AT Program Director


Listen to Many

“Listen to many, speak to a few.” - William Shakespeare. I usually like to place a quote from someone, someone more witty and insightful than myself, in every blog posting. This quote from Shakespeare, bane of my middle school existence, seemed to sum up the power of listening. As someone who enjoys nothing more than talking until there is nothing left to talk about, listening did not come naturally for me.

Jul
01 2015

Visionary AT

By Jean Des Roches, AT Program Director


Visionary AT

“The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.” Helen Keller. I wonder what Helen Keller might have thought about the myriad of AT available today to assist with blindness or other vision issues? As a visionary herself, I’d like to think that she could have easily imagined an entire industry devoted to the issues she knew only too well. There are lots of categories (as usual!) in the world of AT regarding vision aides. From OCR, (optical character recognition) to magnifiers to audio described DVD’s, there is a lot to review. Let’s see if I can break it down to some general areas to think about in terms of AT.

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