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Otter.ai is one of the newest transcription apps on the market, and it’s impressing A LOT of people! Not only can the user access the transcription during live events, but it also includes features such as capturing business meeting transcripts, online transcript storage, and as-needed access of previous transcripts. The app can connect to your calendar, will […]

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Hey guys, I wanted to highlight some awesome work that is going on at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).  Every year, the student body of MIT organize an assistive technology hackathon.  Unlike typical hackathons this event doesn’t focus on building the fanciest or flashiest device, software or tool.  Instead it focuses on the creation of […]

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Building a Culture of Accessibility in your Organization Tuesday, June 4th, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Accessibility challenges pop up in businesses every day. From banks, hospitals, and grocery stores, to restaurants, theaters, and clothing shops, accessibility can be implemented into any business to make it more successful. Join us on Zoom or over the phone on […]

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I bet you didn’t know yesterday was National Assistive Technology Awareness Day.  Don’t feel bad, it just happened!  On March 11, 2019, Senator Robert P. Casey Jr., for himself and Senator Kevin Cramer, submitted S.Res.103, a resolution designating March 27, 2019 as “National Assistive Technology Awareness Day” to the U.S. Senate. The resolution was agreed […]

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Hello, Andrew here!  I am the newest member of the MDTAP Assistive Technology team and this is my first of many blog posts!   I would like to introduce you all to a very cool (and free) resource that can assist with the assistive technology consideration process.  The resource is called mATchup and is a web-based […]

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Everyone has limited budgets and needs their dollars to stretch further than ever before.  But as more technology becomes available individuals, school systems, providers, etc have a hard time keeping pace.  Thank goodness for AT Discount Sales and Services and the founder, Amanda Cheong.  Amanda truly believes in the power assistive technology offers individuals with disabilities […]

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