2021 March – Partner eNews

2021 March – Partner eNews

March 2021

Oklahoma ABLE Tech Zoom Partner Meeting

ABLE Tech is excited as always to host Demonstration and Loan Partners by Zoom at the first, semi-annual partner meeting for F.F.Y. 2021. We will discuss new inventory shipping procedures and considerations for capturing data elements. Two partners will also be highlighting their programs.

Below is the link to the Zoom Partner Meeting that will be held
Wednesday, March 10th from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. 

Partner Meeting Zoom Link 

People with Disabilities Awareness Day
March 9th, 2021: Empowering Oklahomans with Disabilities!  

Join us! The Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services will celebrate the 26th People with Disabilities Awareness Day (PWDAD) as a virtual event. You can support this event by phone, email, and social media. Share stories with #PWDAD2021 and create awareness digitally.  

Tradition is to wear green to show unity on PWDAD. This year why not post a selfie or group photo wearing green and share it on your favorite social media site!   

Find out more and sign up today on the virtual PWDAD 2020 webpage.

TechAccess Oklahoma Conference

Oklahoma ABLE Tech proudly presents TechAccess Oklahoma, 2021! This is Oklahoma’s premier technology accessibility conference. The event is virtual on Zoom beginning April 20 end ending on April 22, 2021. 

Find details and registration at the TechAccess Oklahoma website.

Spotlight on Success: Stillwater EyeCare 

Stillwater EyeCare logoBecky is a Payne County resident who began losing vision from macular degeneration about one and a half years ago. At the time she was semi-retired, independent, and enjoyed doing accounting work for her small business, just as she had for decades. As her vision loss progressed, she was unable to read and perform hobbies such as embroidery and sewing. Her diagnosis and subsequent loss of vision were not only preventing her from completing these activities, but it started making her feel isolated and helpless.   

Becky was referred to Dr. Marshall Walker at Stillwater EyeCare who has a partnership with Oklahoma ABLE Tech to provide assistive technology (AT) device demonstrations. After a low vision evaluation, she began a vision rehabilitation program including the use of AT to maximize her functional vision. Through ABLE Tech’s Short-Term Device Loan Program, she was able to try several devices at home to assist with her accounting work and hobbies. Over the course of a few short weeks, Becky was again able to see numbers and complete her hobbies! At her last appointment with Dr. Walker, she commented tearfully that AT has changed her life and given her hope again.

Assistive Technology Device Features  

 ClearView GO Desktop Magnifier 

The ClearView GO Desktop Magnifier offers the same reading comfort, ease of use, and functionality as a desktop video magnifier, but in a compact and foldable design. It is the ideal solution for people who need magnification at different locations. With ClearView GO, you can comfortably read the text and view objects at home, office, classroom, or on the go. Its foldable design makes it extremely easy to take the ClearView GO with you or to store it when you do not need it. 

VIEW THIS DEVICE ON THE ABLE TECH LOAN INVENTORY WEBSITE 


Mattingly Wired Mouse CCTV

The Mattingly Wired Mouse CCTV is a powerful, portable, hand-held digital reading aid designed for people with low vision. The size of a computer mouse, it connects directly to any TV/monitor with video input in seconds, allowing an individual to read newspapers, magazines, recipes, cards, and even medicine labels easily. 

VIEW THIS DEVICE ON THE ABLE TECH LOAN INVENTORY WEBSITE 


Mobilux Digital Touch HD 

The Mobilux Digital Touch HD is a portable video magnifier featuring a 4.3-inch HD LCD screen with anti-glare coating and LED illumination. It provides time and date information, has an automatic shut-off feature after 5 minutes of non-use to save battery power, and 5 contrast modes so users can customize the colors of the text and backgrounds to their individual needs. The Mobilux is perfect to take to read store labels or use at home reading the mail or threading a needle. 

VIEW THIS DEVICE ON THE ABLE TECH LOAN INVENTORY WEBSITE   

VIEW ALL DEVICES ON ABLE TECH LOAN INVENTORY WEBSITE 

 


Oklahoma ABLE Tech

CONTACT: Shelby Sanders, shelby.sanders@okstate.edu