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Thinking about your summer vacation??  Concerned about accessibility overseas?  Consider Airbnb Adapted Experiences. Airbnb Experiences are unique tours or activities hosted by passionate local experts. They differ from traditional mainstream tourist activities as they are all host led, and the group sizes are kept small to allow guests to really connect with a city or […]

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Want to learn more about accessibility?  National Federation of the Blind, thru the Non-visual Accessibility Initiative Grant from the Maryland Department of Disabilities, offers Accessibility Boutiques (What a cool name!!).  These boutiques are workshops that are presented by accessibility experts to help you learn and sharpen your accessibility skills.   Check out the website:  NFB Accessibility […]

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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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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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Check out this awesome guy, Chris Higgins, and his film “Access”.  The film follows Cory Joseph through his day and how he uses technology and supports to navigate the world as someone with a visual impairment.  The best part of the story is how the film came to be.  Chris started developing the film in […]

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Using Technology, People Who are Deaf Can Make Phone Calls Without an Intermediary! By: Joel Hosner, MDTAP Advisory Council Consumer Representative The Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) provides free access to telecommunications to the deaf community by simply dialing 711. The TRS is operated by human intermediaries that transcribe text that can be read by a […]

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