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Some of the newest items listed on Equipment Link this month! Don’t miss out on these or any other items listed.

Cyber Eyez – $1,797.00

Wheelchair – Best Offer

UltraTec TTYs – Free

Easy Walker – Free

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Awareness Training @ The IMAGE Center
This training will include: 
  • Background on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community
  • Communication strategies for the work place
  • Assistive Technology uses in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community
 
When and Where: June 28th, 2016 from 10am-12pm
 @ The IMAGE Center for People with Disabilities
300  E. Joppa Rd, Suite 312
Towson, MD 21286
 
Please RSVP to krobbmcgrath@imagemd.org no later than June 24th

Interested in Hearing Assistive Technology (HAT)?
Have you heard about N-CHATT?

What is N-CHATT?
The Network of Consumer Hearing Assistive Technology Trainers (N-CHATT) is a volunteer consumer train-the-trainer program. The program’s goal is to build a network of consumer trainers with the knowledge and skills necessary to train others impacted by hearing loss. Trainers will assist others in the successful integration of hearing assistive technology to support individual hearing and communication needs at home, work, school, and the community.

What comprises the N-CHATT program?
N-CHATT training includes webinars and online modules, which are completed over a period of six months, followed by an in-person two-day training session in the Washington DC metropolitan area with presentations on training activities and hearing assistive technology topics, hands-on technology exploration, and opportunities for training practice and interactive learning. Upon successful completion of the training, individuals attend the HLAA Convention and commit to conducting at least three community-training events within one year of the start of the program.

Who are the consumer trainers?
Consumer trainers are adults with hearing loss and parents of children with hearing loss who use hearing assistive technology. They are passionate individuals comfortable using technology and experienced making presentations.

How do I apply?
Visit the HLAA website N-CHATT-Training page for more information. Questions about the N-CHATT program should be directed to N-CHATT@hearingloss.org. Online applications will be accepted through July 18, 2016.

Schools are out (or almost out) and it’s that beautiful season of reading! Whether it’s deck reading, beach reading, or long-car-drive reading, there’s options for everyone. And for those cannot access standard print, Bookshare still makes it possible to access books!

How can you read Bookshare books?

  • Listen to books with high quality text-to-speech voices
  • Hear and see highlighted words on screen
  • Read with digital braille or enlarged fonts
  • Create physical braille or large print
  • Read directly from your Internet browser
  • And more!

Learn more and sign up online!

Wearables take the lead this week! From mood monitoring to sign language, there just might be a wearable to help in nearly every situation. This is good news for all of us! Check these out, and other incredible stories. AT in the news for the week of 6/13 thru 6/17

An app could soon give people who are blind a new tool to explore the world

What Happens If You Don’t Closed Caption Your Company Training Videos?

Adding accessibility buttons to an Xbox controller is easier than it looks

The Benefits of Accessibility | By Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon

New for accessibility in iOS 10, macOS, Apple TV & Apple Watch: Magnifier, Dwell Control, …

[Video] Dancing Dots Bill McCann demos Lime Lighter – tech for musicians who are blind or have low vision

Reveal, a new wearable for kids with autism has mood-monitoring data that can help anticipate sensory overload

Here’s a really cool wearable that can help “Bridge the Gap” between people that use sign language and the world

Envisioning data centres and helping disabled people – why there’s more to VR than gaming

Robotic Exoskeleton Helps Disabled Kids Walk

A Maker Develops the Business Plan for His Latest ‘Eye-pad’ Innovation

Live Braille: A wearable travel aid device for the visually challenged

Help for blind and partially sighted

Financial tools for parents of special-needs children

Perkins School for the Blind Pushes Into Apps, Driverless Cars

Defense Assistive Technology Program Reaches Milestone

Supports to help maximize communication for clients with Alzheimers, Demensia

Keeble – Accessible keyboard (iOS, $19.99)

Keeble is an iOS keyboard that allows users with fine motor-challenges, switch users and users with vision impairments to type in any app. The keyboard offers word prediction, timing options, Select on Release, Select on Dwell, auditory feedback and other accessibility features. It also fully supports Switch Control and VoiceOver.

Keeble is currently localized in English, French, Spanish and Dutch, and offers optimized layouts for simplified, advanced and scanning keyboards.

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