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month Highlights the Pennsylvania Dutch (where I, the editor
grew up). Try the Shoofly
month we are going to look at adaptive devices for the kitchen. The
following website is dedicated for just that. It includes the
Roberts' Legacy Lives on in Youths Living with Disabilities- “the
father of the disability rights movement” and what the future may
hold for in regards to our educational
you wanted to talk to others about sports events?
ANYBODY who is disabled or that knows or deals with the disabled!!
This Page is for EVERYONE to get to share &
Day Cooking with the Food Network, They
have many videos on this site showing how they prepare the
dish. Yum! -http://www.foodnetwork.com/valentines-day/package/index.html
month we are going to discuss Options
for those with Reading Disabilities Requiring Portable Devices.
Remember that the choice is up to you and what you can afford.
developed ClassMate Reader,
this is a portable player specifically for students with
Reader for Android integrates with Bookshare,
you can install this reader on your Android phone, more information
can install an affordable high quality text to speech
for free- IVONA
Pro Reader for Android works
fine, and you can use the text-to-speech voice of your
Nexus 7 is a great portable device (tablet). Google Play books now
comes with the Read Aloud feature - it is very helpful for students
Benchmarking Tool Coming in 2013-The
Disability Index will be available this year, a tool for businesses
to determine their disability inclusion and accessibility
policies and practices against
The News- Feds: Schools Must Open Sports To Kids With
the first time, federal officials are telling school districts that
they must offer students with disabilities equal access to school
The News- The
final rule which is also known as “Schedule A Hiring
been finally been simplified by the OPM (US Office of Personnel
my aching hands!-Try Another Keyboard:
you have aching hands or just trouble with the traditional keyboard?
There are many alternatives out there. First let’s
start with what is already on your computer.
Screen Keyboard-This is found under other programs
Screens-Many types are touch screens now and some are special
featured this way.
on Screen Keyboard in conjunction with the following:
do not recommend the soft keyboards. They do not appear to hold up
as well for long time hard use. The keyboard that is illuminated
(under different Brand names), I have not tried.
is a new keyboard that rises up from flat touch screens that is
due to out at the end of the
Books For Your Kindle-Here
are over 6,000 free books for your
who has a Disability understands The
Need for Accessibility, “The National Center on
access and inclusion for people with disabilities in parks,
recreation and tourism”. On this page you will find the Study on
Swimming Pools as well as on
Desert Recipes and I mean easy! Check
out the full list here. Email us with your favorite
Disability Does Not Define You!-Miss Montana: Autism doesn't define
2nd is Autism Awarness Day- Join
Autism Speaks in celebrating the success of the 2012 Walk, and in
kicking off the start of the 2013 season!- Tuesday,
April 2, 2013 at
the Lakeside Community Center in Port Orange at 6
80/20 Rule is one of the most helpful of all concepts of time and
life management. It is also called the "Pareto Principle"
after its founder, the Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto, who
first wrote about it in 1895. Pareto noticed that people in his
society seemed to divide naturally into what he called the "vital
few", the top 20 percent in terms of money and influence, and
the "trivial many", the bottom 80 percent.
later discovered that virtually all economic activity was subject
to this principle as well. For example, this principle says that
20 percent of your activities will account for 80 percent of your
results, 20 percent of your customers will account for 80 percent
of your sales, 20 percent of your products or services will
account for 80 percent of your profits, 20 percent of your tasks
will account for 80 percent of the value of what you do, and so
on. This means that if you have a list of ten items to do, two of
those items will turn out to be worth five or ten times or more
than the other eight items put together.
Number of Tasks
versus Importance of Tasks
Here is an interesting
discovery. Each of the ten tasks may take the same amount of time
to accomplish. But one or two of those tasks will contribute five
or ten times the value of any of the others.
item on a list of ten tasks that you have to do can be worth more
than all the other nine items put together. This task is
invariably the frog that you should eat first.
Activities, Not Accomplishments
The most valuable tasks you
can do each day are often the hardest and most complex. But the
payoff and rewards for completing these tasks efficiently can be
tremendous. For this reason, you must adamantly refuse to work on
tasks in the bottom 80 percent while you still have tasks in the
top 20 percent left to be done.
Before you begin work,
always ask yourself, "Is this task in the top 20 percent of
my activities or in the bottom 80 percent?"
hardest part of any important task is getting started on it in the
first place. Once you actually begin work on a valuable task, you
will be naturally motivated to continue. A part of your mind loves
to be busy working on significant tasks that can really make a
difference. Your job is to feed this part of your mind
about starting and finishing an important task motivates you and
helps you to overcome procrastination. Time management is
really life management, personal management. It is really
taking control of the sequence of events. Time management is
having control over what you do next. And you are always free to
choose the task that you will do next. Your ability to choose
between the important and the unimportant is the key determinant
of your success in life and work.
people discipline themselves to start on the most important task
that is before them. They force themselves to eat that frog,
whatever it is. As a result, they accomplish vastly more than the
average person and are much happier as a result. This should be
your way of working as well.
Think for a Minute That You Can’t Do It! Check
Out these Famous People with
a Person with a Disability you are More Likely to Become a Victim of
Even Though this Article is from London the Same Principle Applies
to Those of Us Here in the United
American Foundation for the Blind App Helps People with Vision Loss
Easily Take Notes on iPhone®, iPad®, and iPod
Corner-One Shopping Bag of Groceries and Five
We are Celebrating People with Disabilities and Entrepreneurship.
We, people with disabilities, started a company, to help others with disabilities.
You may be able to start a business.
You the Budding Entrepreneur This site has many useful tools for those wanting to start their own business. It includes a career guide, a planning kit, websites to aid you, and so much more!- http://www.quintcareers.com/entrepreneur_resources.html
Entrepreneurship: A Flexible Route to Economic Independence for People with Disabilities-Disability Employment Policy Resources by Topic-There are so many benefits to owning your own business. However what are those benefits, what is available, and how do I find out about all of the programs? This site will take you to find those answers-http://www.dol.gov/odep/pubs/misc/entrepre.htm
Andrew Liebs has many accomplishments as an entrepreneur as well as being the Guide to Assistive Technology for About.com. His books include: A Field Guide for the Sight-Impaired Reader and Sports and Games of the Renaissance (ABC-CLIO). His disability writings have in: the Boston Globe, Disability Studies Quarterly, Exceptional Parent, and the San Francisco Examiner, among others. His athletic pursuits include five Boston Marathons and a 3,400-mile coast-to-coast bicycle trek.
This exceptional man has high pursuits. Please read on-
In 1987, I took third in the Boston Marathon’s Visually Impaired division with a time (2:54) that qualified me for the Paralympic trials.
Had someone said “Paralympics” to me then, I’d have stared, dumbfounded, equated “Para” with “Special,” and wouldn’t have considered going.
But the para prefix meant “parallel.” Today, when disabled athletes visit the White House with the other US Olympians, I’m amazed how quickly the games grew. “Parallel” could stand for “Parity” now.
Over the same span, disabled sports and accessible recreation exploded, enabling me to try Nordic skiing, tandem cycling, and surfing as age and injuries reduced my running.
The number and types of opportunities had grown faster, I thought, than most people -- including blindness professionals -- realized.
That’s what inspired me to write the
Encyclopedia of Sports & Recreation for People with Visual Impairments (IAP, Charlotte, NC), published earlier this year. I wanted blind persons and those who serve them to see how much there is, provide inspiring stories, and present advice and resources on how to try new activities.
In January, I was elated to learn that the US Department of Education had issued a directive informing schools they must include students with disabilities in sports and fitness programs.
There are many simple, adaptive devices to accommodate blind students: tactile aiming devices for archery, tappers to tell swimmers when to flip turn, tethers for guide runners, etc. And many sports, including golf, weightlifting, and wrestling, require minimal rule changes.
Though I missed my chance to compete in the Paralympics, I’m confident my book can help schools introduce today’s disabled students to more activities throughout their education so it becomes an ongoing part of their lives.
Encyclopedia of Sports & Recreation for People with Visual Impairments
By Andrew Leibs
288 pp. Information Age Publishing
$39.09 (Paperback, online)
The Global Network for Entrepreneurs with Disabilities (GNED) is committed to building a global, social and business network to which existing business owners with a disability, whether they be experienced entrepreneurs or people with potential, can turn at any stage of their business journey.- entrepreneurswithdisabilities.org
Technology Corner-Disabilities: This article comes from disabilityie. In it they discuss alternate methods for the mouse and the keyboard-http://www.disability.ie/technology/technology/personal-tech/414-888581318
It's up to you
to make choices that work best for you. It really is all within
your point of view. Regret is a matter of perspective. If you
like who you are NOW, it follows that you can embrace, without
regret, all the choices that led you here.
impact me—they do not define me.
Challenges mold me—they
do not make me.
Praise may encourage me—it is my own
vision that inspires me.
Successes may spur me on but it is
my own reward that satisfies me.
Pain may permeate but my
heart and hope prevail.
Criticism and pettiness may knock
but the lock is on my side of the door.
Abundance may pave
the road but it is generosity that lights the way.
as I'm breathin'—I'm livin'.
My way. Beginning every fresh
A Guide for People with Disabilities Seeking Employment-http://www.ada.gov/workta.htm
The 411 on Disability Disclosure: A Workbook for Youth with Disabilities-This workbook is for youth to make informed decisions on disclosing their disability socially, work wise, and in education. It can be downloaded as a PDF, in text or as an audio.- http://www.ncwd-youth.info/411-on-disability-disclosure#download
Job Tips-For Educators and People with Disabilities-A great resource for all phases of the employment process!- http://www.do2learn.com/JobTIPS/index.html
The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)” was authorized by Congress in the Department of Labor's FY 2001 appropriation. Recognizing the need for a national policy to ensure that people with disabilities are fully integrated into the 21st Century workforce, the Secretary of Labor delegated authority and assigned responsibility to the Assistant Secretary for Disability Employment Policy. ODEP is a sub-cabinet level policy agency in the Department of Labor.”
“The Federal Government is actively recruiting and hiring persons with disabilities. We offer a variety of exciting jobs, competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and opportunities for career advancement.
Hiring people with disabilities into Federal jobs is fast and easy. People with disabilities can be appointed to Federal jobs non-competitively through a process called Schedule A. Learn how to be considered for Federal jobs under the noncompetitive process. People with disabilities may also apply for jobs through the traditional or competitive process.”
To find Federal jobs for which you can apply, use USAJOBS (external link)
Disability Employment Hiring
“There are two types of hiring processes. In the non-competitive hiring process, agencies use a special authority (Schedule A) to hire persons with disabilities without requiring them to compete for the job. In the competitive process, applicants compete with each other through a structured process.”
Your Local Portal For Employment-
The GettingHired Mission: To create sustainable employment growth and opportunity for people with disabilities.
Daytona Beach One Stop Career Center-359 Bill France Boulevard
Daytona Beach, FL 32114. Phone-386-323-7001
One more way-serving job seekers, vocational rehabilitation professionals, and businesses in finding employment opportunities.- http://www.onemoreway.org/
AbilityJobs.com-The largest online bank of employment from entry level to professional- They are a division of Ability Magazine-http://www.jobaccess.org/
EOP'S DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION CAREER CENTER-Connecting qualified job seekers in all career backgrounds with employers - http://www.eop.com/career.php- Here you can look for employment, post your resume, post a job, or view resumes.
Ability One-“ For people who are blind or who have significant disabilities”- http://abilityone.org/work_with_us/people.html
TOP 50 EMPLOYERS from CAREERS & THE DISABLED MAGAZINE along with the TOP 20 GOVERNMENT EMPLOYERS- http://www.eop.com/awards-CD.php
NISH-“ is a national non-profit agency that creates employment opportunities for people with significant disabilities. We accomplish this through a national network of more than 550 nonprofits agency partners to fulfil contracting needs for the Federal Government, commercial businesses and government contractors”. For more information- http://www.nish.org/about-us/about-us-home
disABLEDperson, Inc.- Job Opportunities for Disabled American Veterans-This site also has links to Wounded Warrior Resources and the Microsoft IT Academy (“program provides industry-leading technology skills to help bridge the skills gap”
The National Resource Directory (NRD) “is a website that connects wounded warriors, Service Members, Veterans, their families, and caregivers to programs and services that support them.- https://www.nrd.gov/jobSearch/index
It provides access to services and resources at the national, state and local levels to support recovery, rehabilitation and community reintegration.” Topics include:
RecruitMilitary is a veteran-owned. They provide education, employment, new business and franchise ownership opportunities, training, and more.- http://recruitmilitary.com/
Helmets to Hardhats-This site and the opportunities are based on training for the field of construction. For more information-copy and paste this link-https://www.helmetstohardhats.org/jobs/about/
Veteran’s Enterprise-Connecting Vets with Employers. Many other resources are also available on this site-please copy and paste this link-http://www.veteransenterprise.com/index.php/career-opportunities
Technology Corner-Brand New Technology Testing!- New system interprets brain signals of people with disabilities, helps them to interact with their environment-Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2013-05-brain-people-disabilities-interact-environment.html#jCp
Living with a Disability is different for those of us that have them, but wait, there is good news!
Check out these people who have, or live with someone who has a disability. Pages also follow regarding living with a disability as well as those for caregivers.
Enjoy our newsletter.
Happy 4th of July!
This month we are focusing on You! What are you in need of? What are you looking for? We hope that the following has addressed some of those needs. Please email us with more of your needs. Working for you is what we are about!
Medicaid- provides Medical coverage to low income individuals and families. One may also apply for medical assistance for children with the Florida KidCare program. For more information- Contact ACCESS Customer Call Center (866) 762-2237 Florida Relay 711 or TTY (800) 955-8771-http://www.myflfamilies.com/service-programs/access-florida-food-medical-assistance-cash/medicaid
Florida Health Finder-This is a resource for medical information that includes tests, conditions, facilities, and providers. See below for all that they offer.
A comprehensive collection of help and information for consumers.
Learn about medical conditions, symptoms, procedures, tests and more.
Find and learn about Florida health care facilities and providers in your area.
Housing in Florida-For affordable housing solutions-
“The FloridaHousingSearch.org website was launched in June of 2006, and is sponsored by the Florida Housing Finance Corporation . The website was developed with support from a number of nonprofit and government organizations in Florida.”
Technology News!-We may all be driving Soon!!!- Bosch self-driving car spotted in California-
Cooking on a Budget-The booklet is 32 pages long and has detailed guidance on how to save money while helping the environment, by cutting your energy use and food miles-
This Month Is All About Advocacy. Everyone Who Either Has A Disability or Works in the Disability Field Has Advocated, Will Advocate, Advocated, or Needs an Advocate. Below You Will Find Links to Advocacy Agencies, Information About Your Rights, and More.
National Disability Rights Network (NDRN)-
NDRN is the nonprofit, voluntary membership association for the P&A and CAP agencies. Collectively, the network is the largest provider of legally based advocacy services to people with disabilities in the United States.
Going through each list you will find the Agency that Locally will Provide Services
The initial focus of the Network was to safeguard the well-being of individuals living in institutions. Today, all P&As continue to monitor, investigate and attempt to remedy adverse conditions in large and small, public and private, facilities that care for people with disabilities. P&As also assist persons with disabilities find living arrangements that are the least restrictive possible; indeed, the P&As have been at the forefront of the de-institutionalization movement.
Over the years, the focus of P&A work was broadened to one that secures the rights of persons with all types disabilities wherever they reside. P&A statutes were expanded to give the P&As additional authority so that the P&As now devote considerable resources to ensuring full access to inclusive educational programs, financial entitlements, healthcare, accessible housing, transportation, and productive employment opportunities, as well as continuing to seek prevention of abuse and neglect.-http://www.ndrn.org/en/about/paacap-network.html
The American Association of People with Disabilities- is the nation's largest disability rights organization. We promote equal opportunity, economic power, independent living, and political participation for people with disabilities. Our members, including people with disabilities and our family, friends, and supporters, represent a powerful force for change.-http://www.aapd.com/what-we-do/
DisAbility Solutions (DSIL)-“Our mission is to empower people with disabilities
Advocating-“Carrie Ann Lucas, a nationally recognized advocate for people with disabilities, was lead plaintiff in an epic seven-and-a-half year suit against Kmart…”-...
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities- “is a coalition… 100 national disl …organizations working together to advocate for national public.”-
I wish I could go!-The ‘Comedians with Disabilities Act’ “Tour Rolls into Alameda September 14, 2013”-
Maybe Some people do not understand this. I have several clients that do and joke around. They humor is captivating. I myself laugh at my disability but one must remember that everyone is different. The cause, the reason, the restrictions, the mental impact, and other factors can play a part.
It is Time For Some Good News. We All Need Good News So This Month We Are Highlighting Just That!
Disability No Impediment To Miss America Glory“For decades, Miss America was all about beautyand “perfection,” physical and otherwise. But like so much about the venerable competition, this has changed. …This year, there are two contestants with physical challenges”-http://www.disabilityscoop.com/2013/09/13/disability-miss-america-glory/18713/
23rd Abilities Awareness Day Celebration at Daytona State College- on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on the Daytona Beach Campus in the courtyard (west of Lenholt Student Center /Cafeteria, Building 130).
Technology Corner-Amplified Phones are wonderful for the hearing impaired. Did you know that you can easily qualify for a free phone? See this link and find out how-http://www.ftri.org/index.cfm/go/public.view/page/1-(copy and paste this link)
We Are Supporting Those With Disabilities This Month. From articles on programs on rights and services to
empowering your employees. Don't forget to check out the newest technologies that are available for those with disabilities. We wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving!
“The Administration for Community Living oversees a number of programs that support older adults, persons with disabilities, and family caregivers.
ñElder Rights Services provide a range of programs that help to protect the rights of vulnerable and at-risk older individuals both the community and long-term care settings.
ñHealth, Prevention, and Wellness Programs help older adults remain as healthy as possible. Efforts include evidence-based disease and disability prevention programs and the Alzheimer’s Disease Supportive Services Program.
ñNative Alaskans, Native Hawaiians, and Native Americans Program acknowledges the unique cultural and social traditions of Native and Tribal communities.
ñNational Clearinghouse for Long-Term Care Information provides information and resources to help individuals plan for future long-term care.
ñNational Family Caregiver Support Program provides a range of supports that assist family and informal caregivers to care for their loved ones at home for as long as possible.
ñNutrition Services provide balanced and nutritious meals at home or at a congregate setting such as a senior center, church, or another community facility.
ñSupport Services assist older adults to maintain their independence in their communities. Services include assistance with transportation, in-home care, community-based services such as adult day care, and information and referral assistance.
Other programs offer older persons opportunities to enhance their health and serve their communities through volunteer programs. Visit the Administration on Aging website to learn more about these and other programs.”
Empower Your Employees with Disabilities! Keep them On The Job! This Article Shows You How to do Just That with Simple Ways-http://www.workwithoutlimits.org/employers/recruitment_and_retention/career
This is a listing of links to other disability resources compiled by the Center on Human Policy primarily related to people with cognitive disabilities. Although lenghtly there are many areas I am sure you will find very interesting-http://disabilitystudies.syr.edu/resources/otherdisabilityresources.aspx#independent_living
Technology Corner-New Technologies Get More Disabled People Into Workforce-http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/23/disabled-workforce-technology_n_3486649.html
Cooking Corner- We all need Quick and Easy Recipes This Year, These Come With Videos!-http://allrecipes.com/recipes/holidays-and-events/thanksgiving/quick-and-easy/
This is a month of Giving but we must also think about those who take away from us. So we are going to touch on both of those subjects.
We here at Adaptive Technology Solutions lost one of our Board Members. She was taken by her room mates. They committed fraud. We want to help protect those out there. So we are going to start with some pertinent information to aid you in those matters.
What is Elder Fraud? It doesn't just affect the elderly! What does it mean and how can you protect-yourself-http://www.stopfraud.gov/protect-yourself.html
Identity Theft is prevelent in today's society. This link is on the same website. Learn how to protect-yourself-http://www.stopfraud.gov/protect-identity.html
Self Protection-Many of Need This Information. I found it very useful -http://www.kidpower.org/library/article/challenges/
Technology News and Ideas for Christmas Gifts for Those with Disabilities-The Technology That's Keeping Those With Disabilities Employed-There is new Technology being created all of the time. This is helping to increase the rates of employment of those with disabilities. In this article you will find types of technology that aid those with disabilities in the workforce . Also discover the impact of the new rate of employment rate of those with disabilities.- http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/24/technology-disabilities_n_3486424.html
Ideas for Christmas Gifts for People with Disabilities-
Voice-recognition programs-With this program you talk and your computer types. It is useful for people who have difficulty using their hands, for those that are deaf, have communication problems, and for those with dyslexia. On-line you can hop and find this product for under $60.00
Deficit disorder apps-These types of apps can be found on the internet ranging from .99 and up!
Video Relay Services-These are for a communication basis. In this video format one is using a video desktop with a mobile device. This is a free service.
Text Relay-In this service the communication is formed by the deaf person typing and the relay person speaking. This is a free service.
Video Remote Interpreting (VRI)-This is an on-demand sign language interpreting service, that is delivered over a live Internet video connection. You need to check with you service provider. In this are Sprint and AT&T appear to be the only providers.
Smartphone Apps-These are great for opening and closing your door!. The monthly cost is $9.00 and up. See this article for the links to the companies offing them- http://www.alarmsystemreviews.com/home-security-apps-iphone-android-blackberry.html
Cooking Corner-Time for Baking Cookies. These are easy Recipes. Although I found one that isn’t but I have to make the Salted Caramel-Stuffed Chocolate Cookies!- http://www.pillsbury.com/holidays-celebrations/christmas/easy-christmas-cookie-recipes#!
Time to Start a New Year! A time for new beginnings. A perfect time to look ahead for a new career, new technology, new types of treatments, new recreation, and something new to cook.
So let's start fresh!
Are You Are A Professional Looking for A Career?-Looking for a Job?-http://jobs.disabilityscoop.com/search_results.php?category=&location_id=11&submit_search=Search
Study Finds Sensory Therapy Has Merit For Kids With Autism-” a study published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders suggests that the approach can reap meaningful gains in significantly less time than the 40 hours per week often recommended for traditional behavior therapy. “-http://www.disabilityscoop.com/2013/12/09/study-sensory-merit-autism/18951/
Technology Corner- The Future of Technology looks bright for people with disabilities as Georgia Tech is researching the aging process and developing technology that will benefit people-http://midtown.patch.com/groups/schools/p/georgia-tech-researchers-study-aging-with-disabilities
Extra-Rings and Bracelet Translate Sign Language-This technology has just been designed and is not available yet. We look forward to the time when it is!-http://technabob.com/blog/2013/11/19/sign-language-translator-rings-bracelet/
Winter Is The Time For Sports-Check Out The Paralympic Ski Team From Poland- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjVJqSz4GEk
Cooking for One? Want to make it Fun?Try These Recipes from Delish-http://www.delish.com/recipes/cooking-recipes/cooking-for-one#slide-1
This month we are focusing on technology. The technology that is already available is life changing! The technology that is on the horizon will provide more opportunities to people with disabilities!
Google Glass-These are an amazing pair of eyewear that contains a computer inside!-
On The Horizon new app that will aid the visually impaired navigate:
Watches that remind you of important times. For instance, when to take your medications or when you need to leave for a meeting.. You can find these for as low as $36-One of these brands most recommended is VibraLITE 2
(we have no affiliation with either of them)
Camera Mouse-This is a free program that allows you to control the mouse pointer on computer by moving your head For further information see the website and find out if this program will work for you.- http://www.cameramouse.org/about.html
Technology Today has afforded all of us the availability to participate in social media. There are many types of Social Media available. What can social media do for you and what types should you pick? That depends on what you are trying to accomplish. If you are a business person then you should work with Linked In, Facebook, and Twitter as a definite must. You will find a growing network that will strengthen your business contacts and your business as a whole.
As a layperson Facebook and Twitter are Social Media outlets that can grow friendships and aid you in finding news sources and groups.
New types of Social Media are expending all of the time. We will touch on them as well.
Linkedin-“... the world's largest professional network with 250 million members in over 200 countries and territories around the globe.
Our mission is simple: connect the world's professionals to make them more productive and successful. When you join LinkedIn, you get access to people, jobs, news, updates, and insights that help you be great at what you do.”
Face book-An online social media network. “Users must register before using the site, after which they may create a personal profile, add other users as friends, exchange messages, and receive automatic notifications when they update their profile. Additionally, users may join common-interest user groups, organized by workplace, school or college, or other characteristics, and categorize their friends into lists ...”With Facebook you can create a business page for free. Another option available in online advertising through click through rates. “Most online advertising reaches only 27% of its intended audience. Facebook’s average is 91%.3 Your business gets more value from every ad. “ To find out more information about this feature see-https://www.facebook.com/business/
To join facebook- www.facebook.com
Twitter-With Twitter for Business you can grow your business with top influences from around the globe, find top marketers, and new partners. Twitter alone lets you connect with friends, news stories and find out the latest from around the world. For more information and to become a member, see this link-https://twitter.com/
Pintrest-With Pintrest you can join in two different manners. One as a person and the other as a business. Pins are pictures that inspire you. In the business frame they are to attract clients to you.
For those not in business-https://www.pinterest.com/
Instagram-This site allows a person to share pictures. These pictures can also be shared with other sites. With this particular site they are downloaded from your mobile phone. Please see-http://instagram.com/
April is all about beginnings. Let's begin with Your Money! You need it! You need to keep it! You may need employment. That is what this newsletter is all about.
Hiring People with Disabilities-For Tech Companies, ”Cool”-
Employment for People with Disabilities:
Daytona One Stop Employment Center, 359 Bill France Blvd., Daytona Beach
Technology Corner-Now Here is a Question-”How does a person who’s blind find what to “watch” on a TV with 200 channels and 46,000 video-on-demand choices of movies, shows and clips? Tom Wlodkowski, an executive at Comcast Corp. who is blind, thinks he has the answer: a talking TV channel guide. ...Comcast expects the talking guide to come with its next-generation X2 platform in 2014. “- http://www.disabilityscoop.com/2013/08/29/with-talking-guide/18609/
As people with disabilities, accessibility is one of our priorities! Most of us need to navigate in one way or another. This month we are focusing on that topic.
Of course we have thrown in our recipe section that so many people rave about.
Transportation In the Greater Daytona Area-I have found that many people are not aware of the ease of traveling around the area. Please look at the Votran website.
(Note-We have no affiliation with either of these companies)
Down the Barriers!
need to change the world! It may be in small steps but there are
people out there doing just that. We all need to work
are not alone!
Down Barriers and Perceptions in the World of
denied access to CNM stage for graduation because of
study links chemicals to autism, ADHD,
you think you are alone since you have a Disability? Do You Know How
many famous people have, or have had
Summer Recipes for Under $3.00 a
Apps, and more Apps!!! What am I to do??? Find out what they are
before you download
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Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Adaptive Technology Solutions is Non-Profit 501 c 3 27-395753
and a FL Non-Profit serving people with all disabilities