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Contributed by Eric Van Buskirk, Publisher at DOPA I Write, Therefore I Am: Assistive Technology Bridges The Handwriting Gap As technology advances, there is help available for those suffering from impairments related to writing. Dyslexia, for example, creates problems for young people learning to write. When others can’t understand what they express with pencil and paper, […]

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Contributed by Erin Swann, MSE, ATP   It’s mid-August already, which means that the new school year is just around the corner! In preparing to go back to school, take some time to select a few apps that will make your life easier.  Below are 11 app suggestions for college students with disabilities.  And feel […]

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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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Bellman & Symfon Visit Alert System, Contributed by Erin Swann, MDTAP For those with difficulty hearing sounds around the home, assistive technology can be used to convert audio information into other forms that are more easily detected. For example, the Bellman & Symfon Visit Alert System can be used to alert someone who is hard […]

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Tecla Shield Contributed by Erin Swann, MSE, Assistive Technology Specialist, MDTAP Back in the day, most phone-based communication happened over landline phones while the user was at home. But more recently, with the popularity of smartphones, most phone-based communication happens via cell phone call, text, email, Facebook, and a variety of other smartphone apps while […]

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Guest post contributed by Erin Swann, MSE, ATP, MDTAP The i.d. mate Galaxy is a talking barcode scanner with several features designed to help people with low vision. Using the i.d. mate Galaxy is a great way to identify objects with barcodes at home or in the community.  When a barcode is scanned, the name […]

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