Illinois Assistive Technology Program

Illinois Assistive Technology Program

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Meet Travis

Travis at his work stationTravis is a business owner and entrepreneur who is working toward building a public relations and marketing company in the Peoria area. He recently completed an evaluation with IATP to help identify the assistive technology options and related training that will help support his work and productivity. Travis was born with muscular dystrophy and has used a power wheelchair most of his life. He has difficulty using his hands which limits his keyboarding speed and ability to use a computer mouse. He worked with an assistive technology specialist to install voice recognition software on his computer and learn all the features of the program. He can now navigate his computer with his voice, dictate content instead of keyboarding, and create shortcuts to make some tasks less repetitive. Travis can now work more quickly, particularly when writing copy for advertising and websites. He is also using an external microphone which allows him to just roll up to his computer and begin working with no assistance.

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Meet Travis

Travis at his work stationTravis is a business owner and entrepreneur who is working toward building a public relations and marketing company in the Peoria area. He recently completed an evaluation with IATP to help identify the assistive technology options and related training that will help support his work and productivity. Travis was born with muscular dystrophy and has used a power wheelchair most of his life. He has difficulty using his hands which limits his keyboarding speed and ability to use a computer mouse. He worked with an assistive technology specialist to install voice recognition software on his computer and learn all the features of the program. He can now navigate his computer with his voice, dictate content instead of keyboarding, and create shortcuts to make some tasks less repetitive. Travis can now work more quickly, particularly when writing copy for advertising and websites. He is also using an external microphone which allows him to just roll up to his computer and begin working with no assistance.

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IATP Office Hours and Information

December 22nd, 2021|

The office is open by appointment only until Monday January 3rd. No new appointments will be scheduled until that time. IATP is operating with a greatly reduced staff through the holidays. You may experience a delayed response

Amplifying AAC Voices

October 6th, 2021|

USSAAC (United States Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication) has a new campaign called “Amplifying AAC Voices,” designed to provide people who rely on AAC more opportunities to be heard. The initial initiative involves the

Illinois CARE Connections

September 16th, 2021|

Illinois CARE Connections (ICC) was a collaborative program with the Illinois Department on Aging (IDoA) and Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) that provided technology devices for socially isolated seniors and persons with disabilities in Illinois.

News

IATP Office Hours and Information

December 22nd, 2021|

The office is open by appointment only until Monday January 3rd. No new appointments will be scheduled until that time. IATP is operating with a greatly reduced staff through the holidays. You may experience a delayed response

Amplifying AAC Voices

October 6th, 2021|

USSAAC (United States Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication) has a new campaign called “Amplifying AAC Voices,” designed to provide people who rely on AAC more opportunities to be heard. The initial initiative involves the

Illinois CARE Connections

September 16th, 2021|

Illinois CARE Connections (ICC) was a collaborative program with the Illinois Department on Aging (IDoA) and Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) that provided technology devices for socially isolated seniors and persons with disabilities in Illinois.