Category Archives: Free Stuff

Free Application- MyVisBar

What is MyVisBar? MyVisBar is a FREE floating toolbar which delivers a range of open source and freeware applications to support learners with visual difficulties. It is high contrast (yellow on black) offering 6 quality applications; Magnify (DesktopZoom, a desktop … Continue reading

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DME Reuse Works!

The Stavros Center for Independent Living has been running a durable medical equipment (DME) reuse program for several years. Partially funded with MassMATCH AT grant funds it accepts donations of gently used equipment, refurbishes it and gives to individuals with … Continue reading

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Autism Speaks iPad 2 Grant Applications Are Open!

Autism Speaks is thrilled to announce that through the generosity of Sevenly.org and the James W. Pickle Foundation, 625 financially disadvantaged individuals with autism and schools will receive an Apple iPad 2! Eligible applicants are individuals who: – Have been … Continue reading

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National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program

The Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (CVAA) authorizes the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to provide funding for local programs to distribute equipment to low-income individuals who are deaf-blind (who have hearing loss and vision loss). The … Continue reading

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Free App for Searching Autism Apps!

Check it out! The EmergingEDTech blog recommends a FREE app at iTunes today. Apps for Autism is a tool that provides an easy way to search and find apps that may be of benefit to individuals with autism or other special needs. App listings … Continue reading

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iOS Accessibility: a Review for Users Who are Blind or Visually Impaired – By Peter Cantisani, Friends of ATIA newsletter

Apple didn’t make a big deal out it, but its iOS-based devices (iPhone, iPod, iPad) offer a revolutionary approach to accessibility for users who are blind or visually impaired. The devices are based on a TouchScreen interface that relies on … Continue reading

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Using Apps in Times of Emergencies

In case you missed it, below is the Pass It On Center article that was featured in the March 2011 Friends of ATIA Newsletter. A priority of the Pass It On Center (PIOC) is making sure that in an emergency, … Continue reading

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AT Position Opening

The Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Stout has a full-time opportunity for an assistive technologist.  A bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy, rehabilitation, engineering or related fields is preferred, as is ATP certification or the ability to sit … Continue reading

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Public Hearing on Bills for Hearing Aids and Large Print Labels

Date:   June 28, 2011 Time:   1 PM Room:  BI, State House  The Joint Committee on Financial Services will hold a public hearing on the following bills: 1.  SB429 – An Act providing health care coverage for hearing aids.  Sponsored by … Continue reading

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4,000+ Books Now Available as Free PDF Downloads

All PDF versions of books published by the National Academies Press are now downloadable to anyone free of charge. Read the press release at this National Academies Press Web page. This includes a current catalog of more than 4,000 books … Continue reading

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