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An Affordable Way to Summon for Help in an Emergency Using Voice Commands By: Joel Hosner, MDTAP Advisory Council Consumer Representative There is nothing like the peace of mind in knowing that if help is needed in an emergency, it’s just a phone call away. For some people with disabilities, it can be challenging to […]

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This IDEA isn’t the IDEA you’re used to!  But let’s keep the great IDEAs coming!!   In December, Congress passed the 21st Century Integrated Digital Experience Act (IDEA), which is designed to make federal websites more accessible, user friendly, and secure.  This new law places stronger importance on the existing accessibility standards of Rehabilitation Act Section […]

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Yesterday afternoon, Erin Swann, an Assistive Technology Specialist for MDTAP, participated in a live broadcast of Al Jazeera English’s show, The Stream. The topic of conversation for this episode was accessibility and assistive technology for people with disabilities. Erin described some of the services that MDTAP provides and informed the International audience about the existence of other Tech […]

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Join us for Maryland ABLE Program Listening Sessions   More sessions announced! Understand the basics of the Maryland ABLE Program  Learn more about where Maryland is in the implementation process  Understand how federal policies affect Maryland ABLE Provide feedback on your needs to ensure a responsive and successful program Bring your questions for the implementation team […]

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Alaska and Rhode Island Launch ABLE Program On December 22, the National Able Resource Center announced that Alaska and Rhode Island launched ABLE programs.  Both the “Alaska ABLE Plan” and the RI’s ABLE Plan” are members of the National ABLE Alliance, a group of 13 states that have pooled resources in order to offer their […]

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ED Releases Guidance on Civil Rights of Students with Disabilities On December 28, the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights released three new sets of guidance to assist the public in understanding how the Department interprets and enforces federal civil rights laws protecting the rights of students with disabilities.  The three documents included a […]

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