Welcome

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Welcome to the website of the Assistive Technology Resource Centers of Hawaii (ATRC).

ATRC is a nonprofit whose mission is to link people with technology and empower individuals through its use. ATRC is also the State of Hawaii's designated AssistiveTechnology Act agency. 

Our primary role is as an education center for anyone interested in Assistive Technology. We do not sell products. We will recommend vendors if requested.

We have been providing Assistive Technology Services for the State of Hawaii beginning in 1991!  Wow, how technology has changed for all of us and we believe persons with disabilities have benefited tremendously.  You can learn more about ATRC and Assistive Technology through this website, on our Facebook page, and by contacting our office.  We look forward to meeting and assisting you in any way that makes Assistive Technology more familiar and usable for you. Take the opportunity to browse this site, see what we currently offer and contact us at any time for service, program information, and assistance related to ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY.

Barbara Fischlowitz-Leong, 

Executive Director / CEO

assistance with voting on election day

Assistance at Polling Places on Election Day - Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The State of Hawaii Office of Elections has special procedures and plans designed to assist voters with disabilities.

If you need some help with voting on Election Day please click on this link.

http://hawaii.gov/elections/documents/election_accessibility.pdf

 

are you planning to purchase a new car?

Donate your Car - Tuesday, October 28, 2014
 

FCC event - watch live at 'www.fcc.gov/live'

Expect. Employ. Empower from the FCC - Monday, October 27, 2014

The FCC will host an event on Thursday, October 30, 2014, from 10 a.m. - Noon, in recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month.  This year’s theme is “Expect.  Employ.  Empower.”   

AGENDA

 10:00 am – 10:05 am     Opening Remarks: Tom Wheeler, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

 10:05 am – 10:15 am     Brief Remarks and Introduction of Panel 1:  Karen Peltz Strauss, Deputy Chief, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, FCC

                                                                        

10:15 am – 11:00 am     Panel 1: The Impact of the FCC ’s Efforts to Implement Laws Requiring Access to Advanced Communications Services On Employment Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities Now and in the Future

 

Moderator:  Greg Hlibok, Chief, Disability Rights Office (DRO), FCC

Kojo Amissah, Career Consultant, Gallaudet Career Center

Brandon Cox, Senior Director of Rehabilitation & Education Services, Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist, Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind

Susan Mazrui, Director, Global Public Policy, AT&T Services, Inc.

Mark Richert, Director of Public Policy, American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)

 11:00 am – 11:10 am     BREAK

11:10 am – 11:15 am     Remarks by Commissioner Michael O’Rielly, FCC

11:15 am – Noon            Panel 2: Promoting and Advancing the Employment of Persons with Disabilities in the Federal Workplace

 Moderator:  Cynthia Bryant, Attorney Advisor, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, FCC

 Kwaku Agyeman, Division Director, Day, Education and Employment Services, St. John’s Community Services

Dexter Brooks, Director, Federal Sector Programs, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

Jonathan Lucus, Managing Director, Employment & Transition Services, The Arc

Alexandre Mitrouch, Clerk, Imaging Center, Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau

Michael Murray, Principal Advisor, U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s  Government-wide Disability Policies and Programs

 Noon                                 Closing Remarks  

 

The event will be held at FCC Headquarters, 445 12th Street, SW, Washington, DC  20554.  The event is free and open to the public.  Sign language interpreters and open captioning will be available on site.  Live, captioned video of the event will be available at www.fcc.gov/live.           


 

we have computers waiting for new users!

Computer Re-Distrbution Program - Monday, October 27, 2014
 

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Access to Independence - Program Manager - Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Access to Independence are accepting applications for the job of Program Manager.

Please click below to download the job description and applicant requirements.

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News Flash!

 EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT ATRC

ATRC has employment opportunities for the following positions:

As ATRC continues to provide top quality programs and services across our state, we are seeking employees committed to working with persons with disabilities.  Positions may be adjusted to meet our needs and yours, apply and see what happens! We look forward to hearing from you. Please include a cover letter and a resume.

Contact Barbara Fischlowitz-Leong via barbara@atrc.org for detailed information.

Barbara Fischlowitz-Leong

Executive Director

UCPA Hawaii Special Recreation

The United Cerebral Palsy Association of Hawaii is hosting a special recreation program geared especially for individuals with disabilities.  Participants will have three programs to choose from: Grinds, Art & Entertainment, and Special Event.  More information about these programs and registration is available at the link below.  Please direct all questions regarding these programs to the UCPA of Hawaii at http://www.ucpahi.org/contact_us.aspx 

MAC Plus Recreation Fall 2014 Information.doc