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Hello Successful People!

Thank you for taking time out of your busy day to chat with us about Assistive Technologies!  My name is Marnie, I’ve been helping out with the Punch-In website and Success Network since it’s launch.  We hope you’ve been enjoying Adrienne’s blogs documenting her “success” journey and thought you might like to see another blog series outlining current and future technologies of AT, as well as curating some AT trends people are talking about online.  Feel free to ask any questions here, would love to hear your feedback!

I’ve been looking around the past several weeks for some informative AT Blogs Websites and selected three that I thought would be of interest.  Each hold a little bit different perspective, either from personal accounts of using specific tools, to product tests and endorsements to a site that gives an excellent overview of devices.  Also, please feel free to post your own endorsements for technologies you’re personally using – we’d love to hear from you!



Dr. Brian Friedlander is a prolific blogger of assistive technologies, mindmapping tools, educational technologies and other collaborative tools.  As a school psychologist with expertise in the area of assistive technology, “Dr. Friedlander has a passion for using all kinds of technology in his professional work.”  He gives informative endorsements for assistive products as well as the cutting-edge gadgets and software designed for learning and collaboration.  Highly Recommend.



If you’d like another student's perspective on learning about and using AT, I recommend checking out bdmtech’s blogspot.  Combining technology reviews with a variety of disability topics, bdmtech also produces podcasts, educating their audience on "reading disabilities, low vision, blindness and other disabilities that make reading and writing tasks difficult.”  The blog is designed for sight-impaired persons, and make sure to check out the list of blogs this student follows – it’s excellent!



You may already know the site “Disabled World Towards Tomorrow” as an amazing site with a wealth of information for disabled persons, covering Health, Travel,  and Sports articles, as well as Assistive Technologies.  The entire site is organized very well and is reader compatible.  The AT section not only includes computer and personal devices, but products and aids designed for home, auto and mobility.   I’m thinking it’s kind of a “one stop shop” for its fast-growing community.   Register for free to receive newsletters or to become an active member!  Highly Recommend.


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