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Super-Accessible Digital Games: Any Ability Level Can Play

***UPDATE*** Since the original publication of this article in June 2023, the Overjoyed Accessible Game Controller has completed its beta-testing period and been officially released to the public. See details on Our Odyssey’s Overjoyed Software page. Digital games are as…
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Inclusive Post-Secondary Education: Family Stories, Continued

Companion post to “Let’s Celebrate: Inclusive Post-Secondary Education.” Disability access in higher education has improved considerably since today’s grandparents were in college. Accommodations and stigma are still issues, however—particularly for students with intellectual or developmental disability (IDD), since college admissions…

What’s Going on in the AT Lab?

Today’s article salutes BridgingApps’ Assistive Technology Lab Services and our latest financial gift from Comcast. Unless otherwise specified, all information below is from our Program Director, Cristen Reat. We are so grateful for Comcast’s ongoing support. For nearly ten years,…
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Where Is the ACP Going? What to Do, How to Prepare

Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) participants are facing an uncertain future with the possible end of ACP funding. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will stop accepting new applications after February 7, and BridgingApps has already paused Digital Navigator assistance filling out…

In Honor of Special Education

December 2, the 48th anniversary of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), is officially recognized as Special Education Day. Take time this week to congratulate a special-education student, teacher, or advocate. While “special education” usually means disability accommodations, everyone…

Texas Youth2Adult Resources: Colleges with IDD Programs

Disorders such as Down syndrome or autism needn’t mean a lifetime of dependence. Many people with such disabilities can be employed and self-supporting—and there have never been more options available. Higher education, for instance, is no longer reserved for academic…

National Digital Inclusion Week 2023

By the time you read this, the National Digital Inclusion Alliance will be wrapping up its annual Digital Inclusion Week, observed during the first work week in October. The 2023 theme was “Building Connected Communities”: expanding digital literacy and accessibility…

No Need to Fear: Digital Security for Digital Newbies

Of everything that makes people nervous about the digital universe, the security issue is the most likely to have significant consequences—and the most likely to inspire fears far beyond the true risks. Knowledge is power, so BridgingApps has asked four…