Author Archives: MassMATCH Staff

It Takes a Village

The Massachusetts Alternative Finance Program makes a critical difference for a single mom and her son’s security. Last fall Lynne Tucker realized, all at once, that she needed a whole-house generator. High winds had taken out the power in Pembroke … Continue reading

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MassMATCH ATRC Boston & Worcester – This week’s Video

MassMATCH makes it possible for individuals with all abilities to learn about, access, and acquire assistive technology (AT). And the MassMATCH Assistive Technology Regional Centers (ATRCs) help people with disabilities make informed decisions about AT they can use to increase … Continue reading

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A Sad But Grateful Goodbye To Dr. Lester W. Cory

This week, the MassMATCH community is saddened to learn of the passing of our friend, colleague, and longtime Advisory Council Member, Dr. Lester (“Les”) W. Cory. Dr. Cory passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, April 24th. MassMATCH … Continue reading

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Free Home Access for AT Software

Makers of assistive technology (AT) software are stepping up during the COVID-19 crisis. Freedom Scientific and Don Johnston, Inc. are advertising free access to their software in response to the need for sheltering at home. Freedom Scientific is offering those … Continue reading

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Four Just-In-Time Tips for Sending Accessible Home Work

Educators! You’re building the plane while flying it, we know. Here’s a starting place for keeping in mind your students with disabilities who use assistive technology to access the curriculum. One. Did your printed worksheet start as a digital file? … Continue reading

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AT and Coronavirus Preparedness

Steps, products, and resources to prevent infection, educate others and prepare for staying at home this COVID-19 season. Updated March 16, 2020. Wash Your Hands Often While Singing the ABCs Wash your hands with soap and water for at least … Continue reading

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MassMATCH Empowers Your Choices

MassMATCH thanks Easterseals MA and the Southeast Center for Independent Living (SCIL) for partnering with us to create the Empowering Choices initiative. It’s hard to be in charge of your life when your finances feel out of your control. Getting … Continue reading

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Protect that Home Button!

Do you have a student who likes to switch apps mid activity? Do you need a way to prevent home button fatigue? Well … there’s a sticker for that! BubCap Pro is a durable aluminum sticker with a small hole … Continue reading

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AT Mini Loan Program Success! Dan’s New Chair

The Assistive Technology (AT) Mini Loan Program is a MassMATCH financial loan program managed by Easterseals MA. Thank you, Dan Moore, for sharing your powerful story and helping to get the word out about this new way to finance assistive … Continue reading

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New! The Tar Heel Shared Reader

Here’s an exciting new resource to know about. The Tar Heel Shared Reader is an evidence-based tool for reading with students who have significant cognitive disabilities. The Tar Heel Shared Reader brings together the celebrated, accessible, age-appropriate Tar Heel Reader … Continue reading

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