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By:  Stephen Polacek I came across this on LinkedIn this week, but it’s been around for a while apparently.  Last October, Google announced the release of a new accessibility option – Action Blocks.  Essentially, they are macros; shortcut commands that you program to perform an action.  For example, you can set one to set your […]

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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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Contributed by Jane Hager, telecommunications device evaluator, MD AT Program This is a fictional story with real implications for those of us with hearing loss. Mary Smith is 54 years old. She is 1 in 8 people in America who has hearing loss. She leads a successful career in sales for a large corporation, is […]

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Hello everyone I wanted to write a blog introducing myself! My name is James Whitney and I have recently joined the Maryland Department of Disabilities Assistive Technology Program as an assistive technology (AT) clinician. First – a little background about myself: I hail from Salisbury, MD. I received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Salisbury […]

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Hi guys, today’s blog post focuses on accessibility in a global-sense (well nationwide at the very least) and it highlights an awesome article about the ADA, also known as the Americans with Disabilities Act.  The ADA happens to be turning 30 years old this year!  Nationwide, regionally and statewide you guys should expect lots of […]

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Hi guys, After reading, a great article this past week from the BBC on how smart tech could transform the lives of people with disabilities. The original article originates from my ‘neck of the woods,’ Scotland and discusses how smartphones and other devices have created a layer of convenience for individuals with disabilities. Photo credit […]

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