Topic Archives: blind

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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Ruling Revolutionizes Digital Book Access for Blind and Print-Disabled

The National Federation for the Blind is applauding the decision of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York. “The ruling in Authors Guild, Inc., et al., v. HathiTrust, et al. (Case number: No. 11-cv-6351-HB) held that … Continue reading

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The MassMATCH Summer Newsletter is Out!

Learn about the new wheelchair clinic in Amherst, upcoming AT events, advice on smoke detectors from MCDHH’s Jonathan O’Dell, a look at the Lawnbott Evolution (hands-off mowing!), and more! Check out the MassMATCH News Quarterly: Summer 2012

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2 Free Assistive Technology Demos at Boston AT Regional Center (Easter Seals)

Free Mini Demos March 15 Thursday 11:00-12:00 – Proloquo2Go This demonstration is for people who have heard about this popular communication app but who haven’t had a chance to see it in action. We will demonstrate basic features such as … Continue reading

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Six Successful Years of Mass. A.T. Loan Program from MRC Commissioner, Charles Carr

  In December the Massachusetts Assistive Technology Loan Program commemorated six years of successfully securing more than $8.6 million in low-interest loans to state residents with disabilities and their families so they can buy equipment and services that help them … Continue reading

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iDevices for Beginners: iPod Touch, iPad, and iPhone

January 11, Wednesday, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Easter Seals ATRC – Boston Office 89 South St. Boston, MA 02111 Presenter: Catherine Bly and Kristi Peak-Oliveira, ATRC Coordinators This presentation will touch upon the latest iDevices on the market from … Continue reading

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Learn How Joe Uses Advanced Magnifier Products

Visit www.changepeopleslives.org and register for the conference today!

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ATIA Education & Webinars

  Don’t miss these informative webinars! Hear from these leaders in their field and use this opportunity to discuss your unique situations.   Webinar Details: Full Abstract: Access to Electronic Information Using Computers for People who are Blind or Visually … 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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Understanding GPS–William Bielawski, Friends of ATIA newsletter

A look at the strengths and limitations of Global Positioning Systems for pedestrians who are blind or visually impaired A person who was totally blind once told me that she felt safe at home and at her work site, but … Continue reading

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