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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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National Disability Institute (NDI), which manages the ABLE National Resource Center, has launched the #ResilientPwD text messaging campaign to deliver information, tips and interventions to people with disabilities and chronic health conditions. The texts, which are available by signing up for a free subscription, will be sent two times per week for six months and are intended […]

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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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Data presentation has been an ongoing issue for accessibility, especially with very visual formats such as maps and graphs. This has been emphasized by the COVID-19 pandemic, where a lot of the information available about the situation is shared through iframe displays of data analysis centers, such as the CDC.   Last month, I listened to […]

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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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PRC Core Communication boards for playgrounds A great bit of news for parents, caregivers, service providers and educators that work with individuals with communication disorders.  The article below highlights some work from The PRC Company to support those with communication challenges.  This particular bit of low tech kit, free to use, easy to setup and […]

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