I can not believe Summer is almost over. Where did the summer go? I guess that what happens when you keep yourself busy.
Well, the above is yet another video that I created for another video contest. This contest was presented by ATIA – Assistive Technology Industry Association. www.ATIA.org This organization is all about creating awareness of Assistive Devices for those that have physical disabilities.
Many people are not aware that their are all kinds of awesome devices to make one’s life a little easier, no matter what kind of physical disability one has.
As most of you know, I was born deaf and now I wear cochlear implants. I love using Assistive Listening Devices, they come in all shapes and forms.
In this video, I share my personal favorite Assistive Listening Device and how it helps me to compete at horse shows.
I hope you enjoy the video, even if you don’t have a physical disability. I encourage you to watch it, because you will be learning some great information, that perhaps you could share with someone in your life!
Here’s a little more information about ATIA direct from their website.
- Establish and manage an annual Assistive Technology (AT) conference. The conference provides a forum for education and communication to professional practitioners serving those with disabilities (teachers, occupational therapists, rehabilitation counselors, physicians, psychologists, etc.), with the overarching goal of providing enhanced benefits and opportunities to people with disabilities. The ATIA Conference has been held every year since 1999 and is now established as the largest, broad-based AT conference in North America. In 2009, ATIA added a second AT conference to be held in the Midwest in the fall, (October 28-31), at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel and Convention Center in Schaumburg, Illinois. The ATIA 2009 Orlando Conference had over 2,300 attendees, more than 300 educational sessions and 125 exhibitors.
- To “speak with a common voice” for the AT industry, and work closely with Electronics & Information Technology (EIT) companies and government, on matters of common interest such as Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and comparable continuing issues.
- Support publications of itself and in conjunction with non-profit partners.
As always, Have a sunny day! Susanna