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The State of Maryland is hiring a IT Accessibility Coordinator.  This position will be co-located between MD Technology Assistance Program (MDTAP) and the Department of Information Technology (DoIT).   The state is seeking an experienced IT accessibility specialist who can help state agencies select the most accessible products and systems and help provide accessible solutions to […]

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Get Access to 680,000+ Accessible Digital Books & Resources at a Low, or No Cost! By: Joel Hosner, MDTAP Advisory Council Consumer Representative For many people with reading, visual, and physical disabilities, reading from printed books can be challenging. Fortunately, there are other ways to access textbooks, children’s books, and even the books on the […]

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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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The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) Center of Excellence in Nonvisual Access to Education, Public Information, and Commerce (CENA) will be hosting an eBooks and EPUB accessibility event on Thursday, March 23, 2017.  With the rapid adoption of EPUB 3, this event will look at creating and implementing accessible EPUB 3 in a variety […]

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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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Advancement stems from adversity. Let the links below, and the articles we share every day, be a constant reminder that there will always be progress, hope, and do-gooders, no matter the adversities we face, personally and collectively. AT in the news for the week of 1/16 thru 1/20.    Emerging Technologies Will Achieve Employment Equity for People with Disabilities Make […]

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