Digital accessibility starts with digital literacy.

Digital Accessibility Starts with Literacy

“For some people, an accessible internet literally makes a world of difference.” Web accessibility advocate Joe Devon wrote this statement in a 2011 blog that single-handedly led to what is now the 13th annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), which occurs on the third Thursday of each May. When digital accessibility professional Jennison Ascuncion stumbled […]

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ChatGPT Supports Cognitive Enhancement and Learning

Open AI’s artificial intelligence (AI) program, ChatGPT, stands out due to its ability to generate nearly human-like speech responses in a conversational manner. In addition to guidance for individuals who have communication disabilities, ChatGPT can also assist with organization and remembering essential tasks for those who live with memory loss and other cognitive challenges. ChatGPT […]

AT Awareness Day

AT Awareness and Empowerment

This year, the Association of Assistive Technology Act Programs (ATAP) rang in the sixth annual National Assistive Technology Awareness Day (April 17) with a briefing on Capitol Hill to address the importance of assistive technology and the federal funds needed to acquire it for such programs as the INDATA Project. In his remarks to honor […]

National AgrAbility Training

AgrAbility Breeds Accessibility and Enrichment

From cow-tracking sensors and robotic milking to aerial drones overlooking crop fields, farming now looks more like a science-fiction adventure than an old-fashioned endeavor. This week (March 25-28), the AgrAbility National Training Workshop in Atlanta is highlighting such advancements in agricultural technology for farmers with disabilities. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the […]

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Gently Reaching Out Through Cyberspace: INDATA’s Social Media

Through its social media platforms, INDATA truly connects with its audience, transporting them from their phone or desktop to the world of assistive technology. Outreach and Education Lead Nikol Prieto serves as a virtual guide for social media followers, introducing them to assistive technology users through blog articles, and allowing them to visit technology conventions […]

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ChatGPT Makes Communication More Accessible

Artificial intelligence (AI) brings many benefits to the world and has become a powerful tool to help people in a number of different ways — and this is certainly true for people living with disabilities. ChatGPT was designed to generate human-like text responses and engage in conversational interactions. And for people with hearing or speech […]