Author Archives: MassMATCH Staff

The Worcester AT Regional Center is OPEN!

Want to learn more about assistive technology available for your students with disabilities? Looking for an exciting field trip for your entire class? Schedule a tour of the new ATRC in Worcester operated by Easter Seals! This is a great … Continue reading

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Join MassMATCH at Abilities Expo Boston Sept 8-10!

Check out the MeasureX pressure mapping system and the Lilly Pad wheelchair-accessible scale! Abilities Expo showcases cutting-edge assistive technology, adaptive sports, daily living aids, inclusive dance, dynamic workshops, local and national exhibitors, and more! This year, MassMATCH is demonstrating the … Continue reading

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Wheelchair User? Learn to Prevent Pressure Injuries!

Pressure Mapping Technology is now available. Learn to borrow and use PMT (it’s free!) Spread the word! Through a grant from the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, MassMATCH is providing trainings on the use of digital pressure mapping technology (PMT) … Continue reading

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Have Paralysis? Learn about Interface Pressure Mapping!

Do you or someone you know or work with have paralysis and want to learn more about the prevention of pressure injuries? The MassMATCH Weight and Seating Independence Project is pleased to provide trainings on the use of Interface Pressure Mapping … Continue reading

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Weight and Seating Independence!

MassMATCH is pleased to announce the availability of wheelchair accessible scales and digital pressure mapping technology (PMT) coming soon to Central and Western Massachusetts! The Weight and Seating Independence Project (WSIP) is making this essential equipment accessible to individuals with … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Launches ABLE Program

The ABLE National Resource Center, managed by National Disability Institute (NDI), is excited to congratulate the State of Massachusetts on becoming the 21st state to launch an ABLE program. The Massachusetts ABLE program, named The Attainable Savings Plan, will be established and … Continue reading

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LibraryLyna for Creating an Accessible Classroom

LibraryLyna offers 3D print resources for teachers of the blind and visually impaired Gorgeous 3D print models of math and science concepts are available to download and create for an accessible classroom. The screen reader accessible site provides a library … Continue reading

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Charlie Brown Thanksgiving App on Sale (and Accessible!)

Here’s some fun for that road trip to Grandma’s house… or condo. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving–A Peanuts Interactive Classic for All Ages is on sale for a limited time ($2.99 from $4.99). This is an iOS ebook app that is … Continue reading

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MassHealth Disability Re-Application Deadline Extended

According to MassHealth, many people with disabilities have not responded to a recent notice about reapplying for services. As result, MassHealth will be sending a reminder letter to those individuals who have not yet responded. MassHealth reports: Individuals MUST submit a … Continue reading

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Volunteers to Participate in Wearable Navigation Experiment

Recruitment of Volunteers to Participate in Wearable Navigation Experiment Our team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is testing a device that could potentially help people who are blind and visually impaired people. Although our system is designed for … Continue reading

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