Updated on: Friday, May 24, 2013 15:51:32
What's New in AT Arizona?
Select this link to read more details on these Tips of the Week; updated Tuesday, May 21, 2013.
Our Arizona Commission for Deaf and Hard of Hearing is promoting national May is Better Hearing and Speech Month with events of interest in the Phoenix area. Take an opportunity to see the excellent Demonstration Room and Library at the Free Health Hearing Fair on May 21. New photos of the ACDHH facilities are now online in our small photo collections of assistive technology and accommodations. See "looped" rooms (rooms with inductive loop systems) and mobile device AT that works with these inductive loop systems. Common products for assisted hearing are shown in our photos and featured in our newest Show and Tell pages: Assisted Listening Devices and FM Systems and Portable Devices, Cell Phones and AT for Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
Since 1927, ASHA.org has sponsored the month of May as Better Hearing and Speech Month. The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association provides information, support and resources for people with people speech, language, and hearing disorders to receive services to help them communicate effectively. Did you know 1 out of 10 Americans will have a hearing loss in their lifetime? How common is this in Arizona? Right now the estimate is that over 700,000 Arizona residents have hearing loss! On the website for ASHA, find links to these topics with many online resources: Communication for a Lifetime and Tips on Identification and Prevention.
More documents about Mobile Devices and Assistive Technology can be found in our General Disabilities section of the AT Arizona Training Program page.
Employers looking for training? See our curriculum for employers, linked below:
The above link for AT at Work in Arizona 2012 opens the primary document for all Assistive Technology training as part of the ATAZ Staff Training Program. It is a RTF file (rich text format) that may be viewed or downloaded with any type of computer. Your first resource for services, vendors and support programs are all listed in this document.
Employer Resources for Jobseekers
The coordinated statewide campaign in Arizona is called Untapped Arizona
This reflects the concepts and supports featured in the National campaign Think Beyond the Label.
Training Sessions scheduled: Updated May 21, 2013.
Contact Us for the many training opportunities in 2013, including the newly developed Mobile Devices and AT session!
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