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ATIA Video Contest Winner: “My Assistive Technology Success Story”

The Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) has announced the winner of its annual YouTube Video Contest. The goal of the contest is to raise awareness about the power of assistive technology and how life-changing and enhancing it can be for individuals and their families. The grand prize is an all-expenses paid trip to the ATIA 2009 Chicago Conference (October 28-31, 2009) held at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel and Convention Center.

The winning video, “My Assistive Technology (AT) Success Story,” features Pete, a homebound man with disabilities who uses a variety of assistive technology products. In his video, Pete explains how he uses an Environmental Control Unit to regulate nearly every aspect of his living environment. He further demonstrates how he uses voice recognition software to meet his visual disability needs. And Pete shows how his ability to use a computer was revolutionized by combining Dragon with another voice recognition product and a head mouse emulator.

Pete says, “In many ways assistive technology has given me a new lease on life. It has freed me from my physical limitations and given me a sense of independence that I never dreamed possible. It has improved my life immeasurably and I know that it could do so for many others.”

To view all of the winning videos go to:

To read the full article on this, click here: ATIA Video Contest Winner

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