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Think ADTRAN. Think Success. Wireless Connectivity Brings Added Benefits to United Cerebral Palsy The Challenge United Cerebral Palsy of Huntsville & Tennessee M ost of us take typing on a computer keyboard, surfing the Web, or doing homework for granted, but for the thousands of had a stroke learn to read again. As a member of the Alliance for Technology Access (ATA) and as the only Microsoft Accessibility Resource Center individuals that use the Technology Assistance (MARC) in Alabama, T.A.S.C. is devoted to the Valley, Inc., needed both to for Special Consumers (T.A.S.C.) Resource latest technologically advanced tools that help install a network at their new Center, these tasks do not come easy. the disabled. facility and needed wireless T.A.S.C. is a program of the United Cerebral During a recent relocation to a larger, more network connectivity. Palsy (UCP) of Huntsville & Tennessee Valley, Inc. modern facility, UCP evaluated its networking Its mission is to provide individuals with disabili- needs and decided to implement a new network. The Solution ties, their families and associated professionals It soon became clear that wireless networking UCP deployed ADTRAN’s with access to assistive technology devices and would provide significant benefits, not just for NetVanta 1335 Multiservice Access services to increase independence at home, the new UCP facility, but especially Router and NetVanta 150 Wireless school and work. for T.A.S.C.'s Computer Access Points. This provided net- Resource Center. “T.A.S.C. helps to provide work access and allowed them to freedom and increased indepen- "The NetVanta 1335 provides The Computer extend wireless connectivity dence for physically or mentally everything we need for our Resource Center is a fluid throughout their campus. network today including a challenged individuals,” UCP of environment. Staff members Huntsville & Tennessee Valley, router, Power over Ethernet move the contents of the room The Benefit Inc. Executive Director Cheryl (PoE) Switch, and wireless to new locations to meet the connectivity, while consider- UCP now has the ability to Smith said. “Our programs help needs of their individual clients. ing our future needs with service clients in wireless labs, them help themselves.” The room may be set one way for the use of VPN." allow workers to access corporate Located in the main UCP individual consultations or soft- Cheryl Smith, information securely, and even training and technology center, ware evaluations, while it may Director UCP of Huntsville allow board members and visitors T.A.S.C.’s Computer Resource & Tennessee Valley need to be completely reconfig- to access a public network, thanks Center houses a variety of com- ured for educational classroom- to the NetVanta products. This has puters accessible to individuals style sessions. increased customer satisfaction, who have mild to severe physical “Many of our clients have increased workflow productivity disabilities, who are visually impaired or blind, mobility issues that make navigating cables and heightened security for the or who have learning or cognitive disabilities. On and wiring difficult and potentially hazardous,” entire organization. a daily basis, staff members work with parents, T.A.S.C. Program Manager Lisa Snyder said. children, educators and professionals by provid- With the multi-functional needs of the lab, ing consultations and training on the equipment ADTRAN’s NetVanta 1335 Multiservice Access and appropriate software that can help a person Router and NetVanta 150 Wireless Access Points who is blind use a computer through a talking (WAPs) were a perfect solution. “Wireless access screen, allow a young child with cerebral palsy gives us the ability to reconfigure the room to type by a simple movement of her head, or quickly and easily, without the worry of re- select software that can help a person who has cabling," Snyder explained. NetVanta 150 NetVanta 1335 Think ADTRAN. Think Success. "The NetVanta 1335 provides everything we added security benefits because the SSID is not About UCP need for our network today, including a router, openly broadcast; therefore it is undetectable to The mission of United Power over Ethernet (PoE) Switch and wireless other businesses and HIPAA compliant. Cerebral Palsy of Huntsville connectivity, while considering our future needs The public wireless network is used by & Tennessee Valley, Inc., is to with the use of VPN," Smith added. visitors to access the Internet for email, soft- enhance the quality of life for A NetVanta 1335 PoE was placed in the ware downloads, and/or file transfers.It’s SSID individuals with disabilities by network closet and three NetVanta 150 WAPs is broadcasted so it can be seen by other wire- minimizing the effects of cerebral were placed throughout the UCP building to less networks, but remains secure because an palsy and other physical dis- extend wireless connectivity to locations outside encrypted login/password is required abilities. UCP strives to fulfill this of the T.A.S.C. Computer Resource Center. for access. mission through direct services, community education, parent UCP was able to establish both private and “The ability to segment our network has training and advocacy. public wireless networks using the NetVanta been very beneficial,” Smith explained. “We 1355/150 combination. The private wireless can protect the network from outside intruders, network is used by UCP employees to access the while at the same time allow our clients, visitors, About T.A.S.C. protected UCP network, file servers and printers. and board members to access the Internet or T.A.S.C. provides state-of-the-art This private network is protected and requires public areas of the network while in meetings.” technology services, evaluations, logins, passwords, SSID, etc. The network offers training and equipment loans to individuals with disabilities regardless of their disability UCP_Case_Study or age. T.A.S.C. also has a computer lab featuring adaptive switches and devices in order to Network access over 1,500 pieces of soft- ware for use or loan. Augmentative NetVanta 1335 STAT ETH 5 GHz 5 GHz 802.11a 802.11b NetVanta 150 Communication devices are also NetVanta 150 available for demonstration, NetVanta 1335 G2 23 24 G1 21 22 19 20 17 18 15 16 13 14 11 12 9 10 7 8 5 6 3 4 1 2 WLAN WAN DBU evaluation and/or short-term loan. STAT NetVanta 150 5 GHz 5 GHz STAT ETH 802.11a 802.11b NetVanta 150 NetVanta 150 T.A.S.C.’s Computer Resource Center 5 GHz 5 GHz STAT ETH 802.11a 802.11b NetVanta 150 NetVanta 150 UCP Board Room NetVanta 150 lightweight Wireless Access Points can be used to UCP Offices Wi-Fi -enable a NetVanta network. ® Providing concurrent 802.11b/g and 802.11a radio support at speeds up to 54Mbps, these business-class access points are perfect for the corporate environment needing a secure, integrated WLAN solution. NetVanta 1335 The NetVanta 1335 Multiservice Access Router is a performance- enhanced platform that addresses the need of multiple networking devices in a single compact platform. This product integrates a modular IP access router with a wireless access point, 24-port Layer 3 Power over Ethernet (PoE) switch, firewall, VPN appliance, Specifications subject to change without notice. ADTRAN and NetVanta are registered trademarks of ADTRAN, Inc. and DSU/CSU, all in one platform. All other trademarks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners. For more information regarding ADTRAN's export license, please visit www.adtran.com/exportlicense In addition, the NetVanta 1335 delivers the throughput required ADTRAN believes the information in this publication to be accurate as of publication date, and is not responsible for error. Content subject to change without notice. ADTRAN provides an industry-leading warranty with all of its prod- for IP telephony, corporate con- ucts. For more details, visit www.adtran.com/warranty nectivity and internet access, An Export License is required if these ADTRAN products are sold to a Government Entity outside of the EU+8 (Austria, even with advance services Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, enabled like QoS, NAT, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom). This is per DOC/BIS ruling and firewall. G030477 issued June 6, 2003. EN1048A
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