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Resource Guide for People with Disabilities

Made Possible by Funding from
North Central Area Agency on Aging

CRIS Radio is working with senior centers in north central Connecticut to deliver information about resources and technologies that help people with disabilities in ways once only imagined.  We will collect contact information, product tips and more on this page to help you explore what is available.

The collection here is by no means exhaustive and is really meant to pique your imagination as to what is possible. Often times, if you consider the obstacle you are trying to overcome and work backwards toward a solution, you will find it already exists.

CRIS has created this Technology Resource Guide to help you start the exploration.  We hope it helps, and as you find solutions we hope you’ll let us know so we can share it with others.

Podcasts:

On Line Resources:

  • At The NEAT Center at Oak Hill (https://oakhillct.org/NEAT-Center )   you can learn about the latest technologies, products, equipment and services that assist people with day-to-day activities that they have trouble doing themselves, either because of a disability or the effects of aging.
  • The Bureau of Education and Services for the Blind (BESB) (https://www.ct.gov/besb ), within the Department of Rehabilitation Services  provides resources, comprehensive low vision services, specialized education services, life skills training, case management, and vocational services to individuals of all ages who are legally blind and to children who are visually impaired.
  • The Connecticut Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (https://ctstatelibrary.org/lbph/) is a network library of the Library of Congress’ National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. We lend books and magazines in recorded formats along with the necessary playback equipment, and materials in braille, FOR FREE, to any Connecticut adult or child who is unable to read regular print due to a visual or physical disability.
  • The Connecticut Tech Act Project (CTTAP) (www.cttechact.com) operates out of the State of Connecticut, Department of Rehabilitation Services (DORS). Our goal is to help individuals with disabilities of all ages and all disabilities, as well as family members, employers, educators and other professionals have access to Assistive Technology devices and services.
  • New England Low Vision and Blindness (https://nelowvision.com/) provides visual independence through technology, training and care.
  • NFB OF CT The National Federation of the Blind of Connecticut (http://www.nfbct.org/about/nfb-of-ct) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization made up of blind people of all ages and their friends and family.

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