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NC Web Site Helps Those With Disabilities

Posted August 24, 1997 12:00 a.m. EDT

— North Carolinians with disabilities now have access to a web site that delivers information about assistive technology services and equipment. The site was made possible by a grant from the Kate B. Reynolds Foundation to Partnerships in Assistive Technology.

The Carolina Connection web site can be found at http://www.pat.org, where a wealth of information is displayed. One of the most popular services offered at the site is access to assistive technology experts. Users can e-mail questions and receive answers from an expert at no charge.

Assistive technology is any equipment or device used to increase the independence of individuals with disabilities. Some examples include large-print books, wheelchair ramps, automatic doors and specially designed hardward and software for the visually impaired.

The site also offers an electronic version of the newsletter, The Technicable.