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“Should Be On The Top-Ten List…” – ATIA “Must-Have Guide….” – About.com “Comprehensive, Practical and Detailed…” – Disaboom “Lively Narrative Style…” National Multiple Sclerosis Society The Illustrated Guide to Assistive Technology and Devices: Tools and Gadgets for Living Independently (Demos Publishing, December 2009, Paperback) is one of the only books on the marketplace to address assistive technology from a purely consumer perspective. Written by former BusinessWeek.com assistive technology columnist Suzanne Robitaille, this book chronicles the use of assistive technology used by individuals with disabilities to perform functions that might otherwise be difficult or impossible. It includes everything from simple “no-tech” gadgets for the home and office; to the “high-tech” electronic gadgets and complex computer systems for the workplace; to mobility aids and accessible vans for getting around; and modified equipment for lifestyle needs, such as talking ATMs and strobe light alarm systems. Through her book, Suzanne empowers people with disabilities to use assistive technologies to ... keep reading »
First consumer website to focus on technology and innovations for the 54 million Americans with disabilities, their family, friends, marketers and employers MARCH 26, 2009, Brooklyn, N.Y. – Former BusinessWeek.com assistive technology columnist Suzanne Robitaille today launched abledbody.com (http://abledbody.com), a news platform for the 54 million Americans and 20 million families touched by disability. Abledbody.com is the first consumer website to focus on the technology and innovations that help enable people with disabilities in their workplace and lifespace. With its mix of original and sourced news, personal commentary and contributors’ expert opinions, abledbody.com provides a central source for disability consumer news that is largely absent from mainstream media. The tagline “where ‘can-do’ is done different” guides the site’s mission to showcase the ability in every body, regardless of a physical, mental or intellectual disability. Profoundly Yours, the abledbody.com blog, provides Suzanne’s personal take on contemporary events (e.g., President Obama’s Special Olympics gaffe on ... keep reading »

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