Author Archives: MassMATCH Staff

Demonstration of Accessible Prescription Labels for Persons with Visual Impairments

When: Monday, April 7, 2014, 10 a.m.- Noon Where: Non-Profit Center South Street Conference Room, 89 South Street, Boston, MA 02115 Who: Blind, low vision, elderly, low vision advocates and pharmacists are encouraged to attend. What: Find out how accessible … Continue reading

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EdCamp Access/Boston this Saturday!

What is an EdCamp? An EdCamp is a free “unconference” for educators who love to further their learning. This Saturday, March 22nd, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. EdCamp Access will take place at Marshall Simonds Middle School in Burlington, … Continue reading

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Survey for Home Modification Practitioners

The Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Universal Design and the Built Environment (RERC-UD) is conducting a nationwide survey of home modification practitioners, including therapists, architects, contractors, service coordinators, and consumers. Our goal is to identify current practices for implementing home … Continue reading

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A Model for Successful Assistive Technology Training

A Client’s Perspective on the 25th Anniversary of the Easter Seals Massachusetts AT Program [This article first appeared in the Dec 2013/Jan 2014 issue of the Closing the Gap Newsletter] Easter Seals is well known for its history of selling colorful … Continue reading

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Coming Out of the Dark About Vision Loss – A Movie and Panel Discussion

The Carroll Center Alumni Committee will be hosting a free showing of the movie Going Blind followed by a panel discussion with Dr. Jamara, consumers, and other professionals on Saturday, December 7, 2013 starting at 1:00 p.m. Please see our site … Continue reading

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ONLINE SURVEY ABOUT VOICE TELECOMMUNICATION USE FOR DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING INDIVIDUALS

Opportunity for Input: Online Survey About Voice Telecommunication Use for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals The Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Telecommunications Access at Gallaudet University is conducting an online survey to learn about the experiences of adults … Continue reading

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Carroll Center Technology Fair – November 26th

The Carroll Center is hosting its annual Technology Fair on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Don’t miss this opportunity to try out the latest products for individuals who are visually impaired. See their site for details!

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Free Application- MyVisBar

What is MyVisBar? MyVisBar is a FREE floating toolbar which delivers a range of open source and freeware applications to support learners with visual difficulties. It is high contrast (yellow on black) offering 6 quality applications; Magnify (DesktopZoom, a desktop … Continue reading

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Adapting to Visual Impairment: Learning to See Through Visually Impaired Eyes

Adapting to Visual Impairment: Learning to See through Visually Impaired Eyes Join a Webinar on Tuesday, October 29.  Space is limited. Reserve your Webinar seat now at: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/738450175 A Visual Impairment Diagnosis is not the end of your Visual Independence. … Continue reading

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Compensated Testing Opportunity

The Carroll Center for the Blind is hosting a compensated testing opportunity at its Newton campus. Please read the information below and contact Felicia Scott from Pearson if you are interested in participating.At Pearson, our goal is to design the … Continue reading

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