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Equipping Future Leaders on Advocating for Making Life Accessible - 2021 SOAR Conference

About Kevin Originally founding Tech4Impact as a hobby business while attending graduate school, Kevin ultimately combined his love of technology with rehabilitation counseling to help individuals with disabilities meet their goals while they live, learn, work, and play. Kevin is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) and his educational backgr...
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Making Gaming Accessible

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Image by Microsoft The Discovery A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of visiting the assistive technology lab at Craig Hospital, an elite rehabilitation hospital housed in Englewood, Colorado which specializes in the treatment of patients with spinal cord injury and/or traumatic brain injury. I always enjoy visiting the tech lab when I return to Cra...
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Making Change with the Power of Assistive Technology

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Makers Making Change Today I want to tell you about an initiative that is using design and creation of assistive technology to positively impact the lives of people with disabilities. It is called "Makers Making Change." This program is a part of the Neil Squire Society, a national Canadian nonprofit organization. The vision of the Neil Squire Soci...
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Putting a Stop to Accessible Parking Abuse with the Parking Mobility App

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Sick and tired of the constant battle to find accessible parking? Are you able to find accessible parking spaces but frequently unable to use them due to someone else's parking violations? You are not alone!​ My Experience I cannot possibly count the number of times I have parked in a van accessible parking space only to find that when I go to leav...
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Wheelchair Accessible Route Planning with Google Maps

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Assuming Accessibility Have you ever tried to visit a local restaurant with friends, only to find that there are stairs leading to the entrance and no wheelchair ramp in sight? How about visiting a local concert venue and finding that there are a very limited number of wheelchair accessible seats? Better yet, what about the ever-dreaded bathroom is...
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Windows 10 - Users of Assistive Technology - Update available through 2017-12-31

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More Change I know, I know – you're rolling your eyes – you're comfortable with the Windows version you have now. Why would you ever want to go through an update to find that everything has changed. I hear you loud and clear. Windows upgrades have been met with severe changes that a lot of times leaves both you and I confused. If you can get throug...
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