Author Archives: MassMATCH Staff

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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Say “No” to Ill-Fitting Wheelchairs

Hi DME Users, Rehab Professionals and activists, Say no to ill-fitting wheelchairs and support the “Ensuring Access to Quality Complex Rehabilitation Technology Act” now! Let’s ensure that everyone has access to individually-configured wheelchairs that best meets their physical and functional … Continue reading

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MassMATCH Website Survey

Please Take Survey About MassMATCH Program Website   MassMATCH is seeking feedback on the usability and usefulness of everything about our website. Please share your experiences by completing the MassMATCH User Experience Survey by June 26th at http://www.massmatch.org/survey.php. Thank you.

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Easter Seals Assistive Technology Summer Bootcamps and Workshops

Easter Seals is offering many opportunities to enhance your AAC skills and knowledge this summer. You can choose from a multi-day AAC Bootcamp or a 1-day workshop.   Please visit eastersealsma.org for more details on all Bootcamp and Workshop offerings. … Continue reading

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Google Impact Challege:Disabilities

Google.org is looking for your biggest and best ideas for how technology can expand opportunity and independence for people with disabilities.  Google is committing USD 20 million in grant funding toward this goal, some of which may be awarded to … Continue reading

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AT&T and New York University’s ABILITY Lab launch the ConnectAbility Challenge

  AT&T has partnered with NYU and RESNA to design a technology contest titled “Connect Ability Challenge”.  AT&T will be awarding prizes to individual developers and small business that deliver software or apps to the Challenge review board before June … Continue reading

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Supporting Medicaid Funding for Power Wheelchairs for Young Children

 “Power Wheelchairs for Young Children – Supporting Medicaid Funding for Children as Young as Two Years Old” This two-page document was recently published at http://www.nls.org/files/Disability%20Law%20Hotlines/Did%20You%20Know/DY%20Know%20-%20Power%20Wheelchairs%20for%20Young%20Children.pdf.  It summarizes findings from a number of recent studies that support the use of power … Continue reading

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Mobility and Seating Clinic April 22nd

Need to make adjustments to your wheelchair? Or do you have pressure sores? Come to the Mobility and Adaptive Seating Clinic at Stavros CIL in Amherst! Take advantage of seat mapping and get the adjustments you need to get comfortable! When? … Continue reading

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Congressional Complex Rehab Technology Letter- Has Your Representative Signed On?

Letter from Don Donald E. Clayback Executive Director | NCART Office Complex Rehab Technology (CRT) Stakeholders and Friends, We are starting to hear from some offices that they will be signing on to the House of Representative’s letter to prevent the … Continue reading

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Survey Seeking Feedback on MassMATCH Program Website

The MassMATCH Program is seeking feedback on the usability and usefulness of the MassMATCH.org website. Please take a moment to complete this brief survey. Your feedback is very important to us. If you are not familiar with the MassMATCH website, … Continue reading

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