BESB: Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology

 

Assistive Technology, or AT, is any item, piece of equipment, product, or system that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of persons with disabilities.   Assistive technology products consist of specially designed computer programs and devices chosen specifically to accommodate an individual's disability or multiple disabilities.

Adaptive Technology Labs

 

The following locations all offer adaptive technology devices such as CCTVs and computers with speech and large print technology installed for individuals to use at no cost. For more information regarding the products available at each location, or to schedule a time to utilize the equipment at a particular location, please call the name of the contact person listed.

 

Board of Education and Services for the Blind
184 Windsor Avenue
Windsor, CT 
Contact: Michelle Laramie or David Bergmann, (860) 602-4000; (800) 842-4510
Additional equipment available portable notetakers, DAISY Players, and Portable Magnifiers.

 

Southeast CT Community Center for the Blind
120 Broad St.
New London, CT
Contact: Barbara Bostwick (860) 447-2048

 

Gateway Community Technical College
60 Sargent Drive
New Haven, CT
Contact: Toni Page (203) 285-2234

 

Southern CT State University

501 Crescent Street

New Haven, CT

Contact: (888) 500-7278

 

University of Connecticut

368 Fairfield Road

Storrs, CT

Contact: (860) 486-2000

 

Manchester Community College

Great Path

Manchester, CT

Contact: (860) 512-3000

 

 

Adapted One-Stop Centers

 

New Haven:
CT Works One Stop Career Center
560 Ella Grasso Boulevard
Contact: Linda McDonald (203) 624-1493, ext. 258

 

 

Bridgeport:
CT Works
350 Fairfield Avenue
Contact: Ethel Reith Miller  (203) 333-5129, ext. 406
 
Hartford:
CT Works one stop
3580 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06611
Contact: Julie Watson (860) 522-5111

 

Adaptive Technology Resources

 

Cell Phone and Smartphone Options for People Who are Legally Blind

 

The following links to manufacturers of adaptive aids, equipment, and technologies are provided for informational purposes only.  The list is not all-inclusive and does not represent an endorsement of any particular product or device by the agency.

 

Computer Software

Screen Readers

GW Micro

Freedom Scientific

Dolphin

Magnification

                AI Squared

                Freedom Scientific

                Dolphin

Braille Translation Software

                Duxbury

Scan and Read      

                Kurzweil Education Systems

                Freedom Scientific

                Premier Programming

Notetakers

        GW Micro

        Freedom Scientific

        Humanware

Stand-Alone Scan and Read

Freedom Scientific

Humanware

Braille Displays

        Humanware

          Optelec (Tieman)

        Freedom Scientific

        Alva

Braille Embossers

        Index

        Freedom Scientific

        Enabling Technologies

CCTVs (Electronic Magnifiers)

        Humanware

        Optelec (Tieman)

        Clarity Solutions

        Enhanced Vision Systems

 

Cell Phone and Smartphone Options for People Who are Legally Blind

 

 





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