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By John M. Williams

Every Wednesday morning in BW Online's Daily Briefing, John Williams' Assistive Technology column can help you learn what's hot and what's not in this exploding market. As disabled people become an increasingly important part of the American workforce, John critiques the new technologies and products that help the disabled to realize their potential as successful, productive employees. John knows this market inside and out -- he has 25 years of experience writing about disability issues. Follow his columns, collected here -- so you can stay in the know.

Have any comments, or topics you'd like to see John cover? Drop him a line at JMMAW@aol.com
 
 
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December


Dec. 27   Straight Talk about NaturallySpeaking

Dec. 20   My Ergonomic Home Office

Dec. 13   Jim Langevin's Long, Hard Journey to Washington

Dec. 6   Opening New Lines of Communication

 
 
November


Nov. 29   Blind Musicians Get a Techno Boost

Nov. 22   More Toys under the Tree

Nov. 15   How the Disabled Lost Out in Election 2000

Nov. 8   Online Banking for the Disabled Just Isn't Enabling

Nov. 1   A Beacon for Training Blind Workers

 
 
October


Oct. 25   Contending for New York's Disabled Vote

Oct. 18   An Animated Hero for the Disabled

Oct. 11   Can States Dismantle the Disabilities Act?

Oct. 6   The Clint Eastwood Verdict Makes My Day

 
September 2000

 
Sept. 27  No Tee -- or Sympathy -- for Casey Martin
 
Sept. 20  How Everyone Benefits from Assistive Tech's Greatest Hits
 
Sept. 13  Mind-Reading Technology for Hands-Free Computing
 
Sept. 6  Still Waiting for a Wireless Connection
 
August

 
August 30  Digital Talking Books Speak Volumes for the Disabled
 
August 24  Ralph Shrader: An Exec with a Cause
 
August 9  What Bush Left Out of His "Inclusion" Speech
 
August 2  How Gore Would Go to Bat for the Disabled
 
July

 
July 27  Janet Reno on How the ADA Opens Doors for the Disabled
 
July 19  Here Come More FCC Mandates for the Disabled
 
July 12  Surveying the State of the Disabled's Discontent
 
July 5  The U.N.'s Web Sites Need Bigger Doors for the Disabled
 
June

 
June 28  A Tech Triumph at the Smithsonian's Disability-Rights Exhibit
 
June 21  Bush Offers the Disabled a "New Republican" Message
 
   Bush: "The ADA Is a Good Law"
 
June 14  Will Regis and ABC Block Out the Disabled?
 
June 7  Here Comes Section 508 -- Like It or Not
 
May

 
May 31  For the Disabled, Many More Thrills at the Theme Park
 
May 24  A Talk with Labor Secretary Alexis Herman
 
May 17  Clint Eastwood Explains His Beef with the ADA
 
May 10  Now, Dirty Harry Is Gunning for the ADA
 
May 5  Do Health-Care Providers Have to Pay for Assistive Tech?
 
April

 
Apr. 26  Click Your Mouse without Lifting a Finger
 
Apr. 19  An Open Letter to George W. Bush
 
Apr. 12  How Stuttering Has Changed My Life
 
Apr. 5  Taking the Disabled Out to the Ballgame
 
March

 
Mar. 29  The PGA Should Let Disabled Golfer Casey Martin Play Through
 
Mar. 22  A Breakthrough for Worldwide Phones Services for the Deaf
 
Mar. 13  For the Blind, an Operating System of Their Own
 
Mar. 8  This "Expose" on the ADA Needs More Info, Less Passion
 
Mar. 1  A Bible for the Disability Field
 
February

 
Feb. 23  Senator Cleland's Crusade for Americans with Disabilities
 
   Readers Respond to the Christopher Reeve Column
 
Feb. 16  More Telecom Options for the Hearing-Impaired
 
   Readers Respond to the John McCain Q&A on Disability Issues
 
Feb. 9  Christopher Reeve's Super Bowl Ad Scored a Touchdown
 
Feb. 2  McCain: "We Must Put the Disabled to Work"
 
January

 
Jan. 26  Now, Voice Enhancement Goes Beyond Mere Amplification
 
   Readers Respond to the Al Gore Q&A on Disability Issues
 
Jan. 19  Stutterer Mel Tillis: Having the Last Laugh
 
Jan. 12  Finding Funding for Disabled Students and Employees
 
Jan. 5  Q&A with Al Gore: Using Technology to Connect the Disabled
 

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