Setting Section 508 Technology Standards

Every internet user should be able to travel smoothly through cyberspace. In fact, in 1996, the U.S. Department of Justice declared the web a place of public accommodation. And according to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), these places must be accessible to people with disabilities. Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 requires all […]

Cymath: The Lifesaving Math Problem Solver

Math isn’t everyone’s strong suit. For students heading back to school after the holidays, the Cymath app is the perfect tool for making it easier. You can either type in a math problem or take a screenshot of it on your notebook, and Cymath will walk you through it step by step. This is particularly […]

Gmail Dark Mode Takes You to the Dark Side

Gmail is one of the most recent apps to get a dark mode redesign from Google. While it’s been months since the new iOS 13 and Android 10 arrived — both with system-wide dark modes — Gmail was one of the last major apps to get the new color scheme. Here are a few reasons […]

Ergonomics and Working from Home

Ergonomics is the study of people in their working environment. The goal of ergonomics is to prevent injuries and musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) caused by lifting, bending, working in awkward body positions and performing repetitive motions and tasks. Have you ever been hunched over your computer so long that when you finally get up, you throw […]

Cleaning Your Assistive Technology Devices

Cleaning is more important now than ever before as we continue to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Although many people are keeping quarantined at home, it’s virtually impossible to avoid having to run errands — unless you have some kind of fallout shelter stocked up with food and supplies! Think of all the bacteria you pick […]

Awareness Day for Assistive Technology

Last year, Congress made a resolution designating March 27, 2019 as the first National Assistive Technology Awareness Day. This year, it fell on March 4 in the midst of Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. Assistive technology is defined in the Assistive Technology Act, Public Law 105-394, stating: “An assistive technology device is defined as ‘any item, […]