Category Archives: Assistive Technology

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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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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Is That $1 or $5? Ask This Money Reader for People Who Are Blind

“This device is my No. 1 choice,” Cotton says of the iBill, especially when it comes to sorting money as fast as possible without fumbling around after a transaction at the grocery store or the gas station. The other choices … Continue reading

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AT Training to Support Individuals with Autism at NEAT

April 27, 2015  |  9 AM – 3 PM   Nicole Feeney, an Assitive Technology Specialist at the NEAT Center at Oak Hill, will discuss and demonstrate various assisitive technology tools that can help support individuals with Autism in various settings. … Continue reading

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Better Living for those with Multiple Sclerosis through Use of Technology

HackMS is happening next week! Bring your tech community together by drumming up support for a hackathon with a meaningful goal. Kicking off February 6 through 8 at District Hall in Boston, Hack MS will bring developers, designers and health students together … Continue reading

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Triloc GPS Watch

The Triloc GPS watch offers reliability and comfort for those worried about wandering loved ones. Triloc is an innovative and award winning GPS personal locator, incorporating leading edge technology. Features include: *2G/3G/4G cellular and GPS technology *4.0 Bluetooth wireless connectivity … 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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