Author Archives: MassMATCH Staff

REUSE WORKS!

Some of you may know that a new durable medical reuse program was piloted in the greater Boston area this past year.  You can find it onlne at www.dmerequipment.org. We are celebrating our one year anniversary this month and happy … Continue reading

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Guidance for Comments to Medicare on Speech Generating Devices–due Dec 6th

ACT NOW: Comments to CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) due December 6, 2014 Medicare (CMS) currently is reconsidering its National Coverage Decision (NCD) for Speech Generating Devices (SGDs). As part of that process, CMS will allow interested members … Continue reading

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Medicare is Taking Comments on Coverage for Speech Generating Devices until Dec 6th

2014 has been a critical year for how Medicare handles its coverage of SGDs (Speech Generating Devices), and the result has been significant impact on individuals with complex communication needs. Currently the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is … Continue reading

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Read Maureen Knowlton’s Journey with Assistive Technology and One Student with Grit!

The fall edition of the MassMATCH Quarterly News is now out! Inside this edition: Technology and Student Success! by Maureen Knowlton, M.Ed. PARCC Accessibility Resources (and Twitter Event October 23rd!) Abilities Expo Highlights Need a Back-up Wheelchair? Check Out REquipment! TabAccess: … Continue reading

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Proloquo4Text is 50% off until July 31–Great Text-based AAC!

Proloquo4Text is a highly-rated text-based AAC app. It is on sale for $64.99 in the iTunes app store until July 31 (during the ISAAC conference). It is usually $129.99. We wrote about this app in the MassMATCH Quarterly News this … Continue reading

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Bookshare in Depth: Perkins eLearning

Instructor: Karen Narvol, Private Assistive Technology Consultant This professional development workshop is designed to educate participants on how to use Bookshare resources and tools so that teachers can provide timely access to textbooks and print materials in accessible formats for … Continue reading

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Interactive Workshop on Early Orientation and Mobility Skills!

Perkins Professional Develpment is offering a blended workshop for all vision professionals with a focus on spatiotemporal development and children with visual impairments. When: July 31 & August 1 Where: Watertown, MA Early Bird Discount applies if registration received by July … Continue reading

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ipad and Assistive Technology Institute

When: July 8, 9, 10 and October 17, 18 (5 Days)* Where: Perkins Training Center, Watertown, MA Early Bird Discount applies if registration received by June 15th: $275.00 plus Lab Fee: $50.00 (Professional Development Points) $550.00 plus Lab Fee: $50.00 … Continue reading

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Vision Technology Fair is June 17th

MassMATCH and Easter Seals in Boston are pleased to announce the upcoming Vision Technology Fair June 17th at Easter Seals Technology Center, Vendors from various low vision companies will be on hand to show their latest devices in the area … Continue reading

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Read&Write Gold for Google is Now FREE for Teachers!

TextHelp announced last week that it has made Read and Write Gold for Google free for teachers! This is the popular software for supporting students with tools for reading, writing, study skills, and research. Learn more at this TextHelp blog … Continue reading

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