Author Archives: MassMATCH Staff

Ramping Up to 100 in Hanover

What could a set of portable ramps make possible for your family? When Kristi Peak-Oliveira’s father-in-law, Henry Oliveira, turned 100 this past summer, he was ready to party. But only if the gathering took place at Kristi and Jeff’s house … Continue reading

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Pressure Mapping and Adaptive Scales Demonstration September 18th

Learn about scales for wheelchair users and digital pressure mapping technology available to borrow at no cost. When? Thursday, September 18th 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Where? The MassMATCH AT Regional Center at Easterseals Massachusetts 484 Main Street, 6th floor … Continue reading

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Registration Now Open! Free ICT Accessibility Training Opportunity

Two full days of training to introduce and get you started with accessible information and communication technology (ICT). When and Where is this Event? September 23rd and/or 24th, 2019, at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Boston Waltham. One and two-day … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: ICT Accessibility Training Opportunity

Save the Date: September 23rd and 24th, 2019. MassMATCH is hosting two full days of training to introduce and get you started with creating accessible information and communication technology (ICT). This event is free! Learn about web accessibility and how … Continue reading

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Use a Power Wheelchair? Pilot the Loro Robot!

Pilot Program Seeks Wheelchair Users to Trial Robotic Assistive Device Loro Co. is a start-up developing a unique robotic device mountable to a power wheelchair or bedside. The robot is a rotating orb with a camera, speaker, and an app … Continue reading

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Welcome New Program Staff!

UCP of Western Massachusetts and Easterseals have brought on board new MassMATCH program staff UCP of Western Massachusetts operates the MassMATCH AT Regional Center (ATRC) in Pittsfield. This month the center has welcomed two new program staff, Kathie Sullivan, Assistive Technology … Continue reading

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Budget Your Bucks and Buy Assistive Technology with an AT Mini Loan

MassMATCH is pleased to announce the opening of the AT Mini Loan program. Now individuals with disabilities and their families have a new way to afford assistive technology (AT) they want and need. AT Mini Loans finance amounts ranging from … Continue reading

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Accessible Toys Light Up Rebecca’s Classroom

This year, a little girl arrived for preschool in a town northwest of Boston. Rebecca, four years old, has various physical and cognitive disabilities and was welcomed by her special education team. Her teacher, Mary Ellen Forty, immediately got to … Continue reading

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Wheelchair User? Stay Healthy With New Equipment From Your Local AT Regional Center!

Last month, MassMATCH hosted a series of AT Regional Center open houses to showcase the scales and pressure mapping systems now available for borrowing by wheelchair users, their families, clinicians, and other service providers. The devices are essential for the … Continue reading

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Coming Soon! A New Way to Finance AT – the AT Mini Loan

MassMATCH is very delighted to announce the receipt of a grant from the federal Administration for Community Living (ACL) to expand the Massachusetts AT Loan program. The funds will create a new way for residents to buy the assistive technology … Continue reading

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