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Hey everyone!  This is James Whitney, AT Clinician MDTAP Part of my job here at the Maryland Assistive Technology Program is to consult with Maryland residents with varying abilities / disabilities and assist them in the process of finding AT to best fit their unique needs. There are so many devices out there to purchase […]

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By Stephen Polacek: Louis Braille created a system for covering music but it operates separately from literary braille.  Does this cause problems for singing?  According to this author, yes.  She developed a different system for phonetic sounds, primarily for the purposes of vocal music, described to work as “Designated symbols, mutually accessible by the sighted […]

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Hey guys, Today I want to discuss an important but often overlooked aspect of social media: Is what your posting accessible to the blind and low vision community? Are ALL individuals able to experience your post how it is intended, regardless of visual impairment? Just like sighted people, blind and visually impaired people use social […]

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On a recent trip to the United Kingdom, I opted to fly British Airways (BA) in the World Traveler section of the plane, also known as economy.  The transatlantic flight was very enjoyable (I had a surprisingly comfortable seat), an excellent IFE showing the latest movies, great staff and a very modern aircraft.  During this […]

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Hi guys, some awesome news coming out of New York City this month as it relates to accessibility.  The government of NYC has decided to release an updated identification card that incorporates Braille embossing.  This will be the first locally issued official identification that incorporates Braille anywhere in the US.  For those don’t know it […]

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Ever thought  “there should be an app to do that!”? Well, now’s your chance to meet with Apple & Google to learn all about how to make that app you always dreamed about, and more importantly, how to make it accessibly. Hold the dates for NFB’s upcoming conference “Teaching Access Technology Using Structured Discovery Techniques” […]

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