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Assistive technology review: the Amazon Echo Show Alex Lena | Independent Living Consultant  Most individuals strive to be as independent as possible.  This is true for individuals both with and without disabilities.  However, it can be difficult for those caring for an individual with a disability to allow them to be as independent as possible...
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Karalyn Peterson | Resource Coordinator  Since January 1, 2019, individuals have been able to have it in their Wisconsin driver’s license, identification (ID) card and/or vehicle registration record that they have an invisible disability, meaning that your disability may not be immediately apparent to another person. Individuals can simply fill out a form, linked below,...
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Behind the scenes: accessibility at the polls Madison Matijevich | Independent Living Consultant  Was the polling place inaccessible for you when you went to vote on February 21st? Did you request assistance and not have your accessibility needs met? Midstate Independent Living Choices works with the Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) to conduct polling site accessibility...
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Check out what is happening at the national level. Click here to read more (NCIL.org) About NCIL Mission: NCIL advances independent living and the rights of people with disabilities. Vision: NCIL envisions a world in which people with disabilities are valued equally and participate fully. The National Council on Independent Living is the longest-running national...
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By Dave Zielinski Click here for link to the www.shrm.org article It’s a new world for employees with disabilities who require assistive technologies to function in the workplace. The arrival of powerful new apps for use on smartphones and tablets, as well as the continuing evolution of older technologies, is allowing workers with sensory or...
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TEPP stands for The Telecommunications Equipment Purchase Program, which provides funding to people with disabilities for the purchase of specialized telephone equipment. If you have trouble placing phone calls, hearing conversations on the telephone, holding on to the receiver, etc., TEPP can help! Residents of Wisconsin need only to submit an application to the WI...
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