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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 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 (AT) … Continue reading

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Have Paralysis? Learn about Interface Pressure Mapping!

Do you or someone you know or work with have paralysis and want to learn more about the prevention of pressure injuries? The MassMATCH Weight and Seating Independence Project is pleased to provide trainings on the use of Interface Pressure Mapping … Continue reading

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Weight and Seating Independence!

MassMATCH is pleased to announce the availability of wheelchair accessible scales and digital pressure mapping technology (PMT) coming soon to Central and Western Massachusetts! The Weight and Seating Independence Project (WSIP) is making this essential equipment accessible to individuals with … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Launches ABLE Program

The ABLE National Resource Center, managed by National Disability Institute (NDI), is excited to congratulate the State of Massachusetts on becoming the 21st state to launch an ABLE program. The Massachusetts ABLE program, named The Attainable Savings Plan, will be established and … Continue reading

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Charlie Brown Thanksgiving App on Sale (and Accessible!)

Here’s some fun for that road trip to Grandma’s house… or condo. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving–A Peanuts Interactive Classic for All Ages is on sale for a limited time ($2.99 from $4.99). This is an iOS ebook app that is … Continue reading

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MassHealth Disability Re-Application Deadline Extended

According to MassHealth, many people with disabilities have not responded to a recent notice about reapplying for services. As result, MassHealth will be sending a reminder letter to those individuals who have not yet responded. MassHealth reports: Individuals MUST submit a … Continue reading

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Google Impact Challege:Disabilities

Google.org is looking for your biggest and best ideas for how technology can expand opportunity and independence for people with disabilities.  Google is committing USD 20 million in grant funding toward this goal, some of which may be awarded to … Continue reading

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Nationwide Release of the BEP’s U.S. Currency Reader Program to Help the Blind and Visually Impaired

By: Rosie Rios 1/6/2015 The Department of the Treasury’s Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) is now accepting and processing applications nationwide from blind or visually impaired individuals who wish to receive a currency reader to denominate U.S. currency.  Under … Continue reading

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Be Prepared- If It Can Break-It Will

How many of you recognize the slogan “Be Prepared”? If you were a Boy or Girl Scout when you were young or have children in scouting you will recognize it.  But be prepared for what?  If you are a person … Continue reading

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