Finding stable employment has not been easy for Robert Wilkins, 31. Diagnosed with Bardet–Biedl syndrome, along with two of his five siblings, Wilkins has low vision. His quest for work […]
AAC Etiquette Essentials: Chatting with Someone Using Tech to Talk
By Scott Thomas MonTECH Four years ago, in my first months of using an eye-operated computer to communicate, I was conversing with my parents in a crowded restaurant. During our […]
MonTECH’s Move Is Complete!
MonTECH is happy to announce our relocation across campus. Quite apart from the practical benefits of our new space, we enjoy the daily drama of preschoolers on the playground outside […]
Never Too Old to Tango with Tech!
A 69-year-old Latin percussionist came to technology consultant Ed Worrell to learn how to send emails. They worked together for the next several years, achieving one simple goal then moving […]
Julianna and Ed’s Practical Pointers for the Older Tech Novice
Don’t buy a bigger system than you need. If you want to use Facebook and send emails, you don’t need a full-blown desktop system. A tablet will do. Touch screens […]
Tech-Savvy Robert Dutreix and the Transformational Power of AT
MonTECH’s Robert Dutreix tested logistics software, engineered live sound for the Austin City Limits Music Festival, and worked a 120-channel soundboard that had previously been used to record sound for […]
Living Low-Vision, 24/7
As a vision rehabilitation therapist with impaired vision, Shannon Payne doesn’t just talk the talk; she lives it. “My colleagues can go home and get away from the world of […]
Skiing, Teaching Others Bring Sherene Ricci Full Circle
“For a lot of people, an amputation is the beginning of something terrible,” Sherene Ricci explains. “For me, it was the end of something terrible. I could finally relax and […]
Rocky Mountains, Rev. McCracken, and Seeing AI
Twice, Rev. Benny McCracken took 10 kids from a juvenile detention facility in Arkansas to Colorado to hike in the Rockies. Fundraising brought in enough cash for food and appropriate clothes, […]
Sure, 3D Printing is Cool. But Is It Easily Accessible for Montanans?
Three-dimensional printing has revolutionized the world of prosthetics and adaptive equipment. We’ve been reading articles stating as much for years, accompanied by dramatic videos showing a delighted person flexing a […]