Author Archives: MassMATCH Staff

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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New Video! AT Regional Center Public Service Announcement

Many thanks to Ally Donnelly of NBC 10 Boston for covering the Grand Re-opening of the AT Regional Center in Boston which is managed by Easterseals Massachusetts. NBC 10 created a wonderful public service announcement that has been airing to … Continue reading

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Apps for Accessible Handouts and Worksheets

Students with print disabilities often need to hear a handout or worksheet read aloud. Some students may also need a way to markup that worksheet using a keyboard or another digital means or tool. Looking for a single app that … Continue reading

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8 Great Sources for Free E-Books

Do you have a student who needs access to e-books (perhaps to both hear and see text), but does not qualify for Learning Ally or Bookshare? The question was raised on a popular listserv for educators and Assistive Technology (AT) … Continue reading

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