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Contributed by Erin Swann, ATP Joan Green is a speech-language pathologist based out of Montgomery County, Maryland who founded the organization, Innovative Speech Therapy, to provide services to those with communication and learning disabilities. Recently, Joan is focusing on educating people about the assistive technology resources that they may already own on their computer, phones, […]

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Contributed by Erin Swann, ATP For those with low vision who have been interested in trying a wearable video magnifier, we recently added the NuEyes smart glasses to our loan library. NuEyes are wireless smart glasses that allow the user to increase and decrease magnification while viewing objects and text in the environment.  Other features include different […]

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Contributed by Erin Swann, ATP One of the newest editions to our MDTAP loan library is an updated Eyegaze Edge.  We previously had an older version of the Eyegaze Edge, however, the new device has a thinner tablet, updated camera design, and updated software features. Using the Eyegaze Edge, someone is able to move the […]

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Contributed by Erin Swann, MSE, ATP “Hey Google, who won the hockey game last night?” “Hey Google, turn on the living room light.” “Hey Google, play my morning music playlist.” Google Home and other smart home devices allow us to control many things in our environment simply by using our voice. For some people with […]

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Here at Maryland TAP, we are in the process of adding new devices to our assistive technology loan library.  As technology changes over time, we remove items from our loan library that are no longer being made and replace them with new and updated assistive technology devices. Devices in our loan library can be borrowed for […]

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Contributed by Erin Swann, ATP Voice banking is a method for people to use their spoken voice to create a digital voice that can be used in a communication device or app.  This process is especially useful for someone who may lose the ability to speak through a progressive disease, such as ALS. While communication […]

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