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Clean your Assistive Technology

Clean your Assistive Technology

Over the past few weeks, you've been reminded daily not to touch your face and to wash your hands. What about the devices you are touching all day long, such as your communication device, switch, or magnifier? These assistive technology (AT) devices are made primarily...

Temporary Changes to FAAST Programs, Services, and Operations

Temporary Changes to FAAST Programs, Services, and Operations

As you know, COVID-19 is in Florida. During this period of time, we will continue to offer Floridians the best service and level of care possible. To help limit the spread of the virus, FAAST offices will operate at limited capacity with a majority of team members...

Children’s Week at the State Capitol

Children’s Week at the State Capitol

Join thousands of Florida’s families, students, teachers, and advocates at the Florida State Capitol during the week of January 26, 2020 for a celebration of our greatest gifts – our children! Now in its 25th year, Children’s Week advocates for children’s health,...

17 New Emojis to Express Yourself

17 New Emojis to Express Yourself

Apple added 17 new emojis to help you express yourself!   We use emojis daily to express ourselves; these little pictures can help clarify our tone or illustrate our words. They take a simple text and add meaning and emotion to it. Plus, they're just fun to use....

Changes coming to iBudget Waiver

Changes coming to iBudget Waiver

“This is the fight we cannot afford to lose.” Karen Clay, former FAAST Board of Directors member and disability advocate, was interviewed last month by Elizabeth Koh, of the Miami Herald and Tampa Bay Times’ shared Tallahassee bureau. The topic of the interview was...

Happy Halloween from FAAST!

Happy Halloween from FAAST!

Happy Halloween! Are you planning on going out trick or treating or staying in to pass out candy with festive activities? No matter how you are celebrating, we want to make sure your AT is ready to celebrate with you! Program your AAC Devices  Program your AAC device...

Hiring People with Disabilities

Hiring People with Disabilities

In observance of Disability Employment Awareness Month (DEAM) you may be wondering what you should do in regards to hiring a person with a disability. The first thing to consider is the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA). There are a few rules you must follow and...

iOS 13 and PadOS Accessibility Updates

iOS 13 and PadOS Accessibility Updates

Hi Friends, A few weeks ago, Apple Launched iOS 13 and introduced PadOS, an operating system exclusively for iPads. We were excited to try out the new accessibility features so we could share how they can help you control your devices more independently. iPhones and...

Android 10 Features for Universal Accessibility

Android 10 Features for Universal Accessibility

Hey FAAST Friends! When I got into the office today, my Google Pixel popped up with a system update for Android 10. As an Android power user, I got a little more excited than I probably should have.  After reading through the details of the update I have picked out a...

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