Category Archives: Assistive Technology

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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Voice Dream–a Great Reading App–is Half Price through Sunday

Voice Dream Reader version 3 is out and offers impressive new features. The app is for iPad and iPhone and the latest version includes Ivona voices as an option for reading text aloud as well as support for reading PDF … Continue reading

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Starlock Wheelchair Cushion

Are you someone who has to deal with the occassional pressure sore or with a persistent one? The wound experts say the best course of treatment is to stay off the sore until it heals, ensure your diet includes plenty … Continue reading

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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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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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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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