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On this “Things to Know Thursday,” we are bringing you three assistive technology (AT) resources that are packed with useful information. The first resource is a website created by Amy Roman, a speech-language pathologist who works with people with ALS.  She has compiled a wealth of information regarding communication for people with ALS who may lose […]

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Contributed by Zoe Chen from Zoomax Zoomax is a company based out of China, with an online store for people in the US, that provides assistive technology solutions to help people with low-vision. Zoomax has put together a blog post detailing information about vision impairment, treatment options, and assistive technology considerations for those with low vision.  […]

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Maryland ABLE is looking for your feedback! Please take a few minutes to complete this short survey on features and benefits that you would like to see included in the Maryland ABLE accounts! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MDABLE2017

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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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It’s that time of year that students are sending in college applications and getting ready to make decisions about where to study for the next four years (and of course, what to study!!!). But it’s also the time of year when parents and loved ones begin to worry, a lot, about how to pay for […]

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U.S. Access Board Updates ADA Guidelines for Buses and Vans On Wednesday, December 14, the U.S. Access Board issued a final rule updating sections of its accessibility guidelines for transportation vehicles covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  The rule revises provisions in the guidelines that apply to the buses and vans to enhance […]

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