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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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Are you thinking of purchasing an electric wheelchair? Electric wheelchairs are powered by batteries and have some advantages (and disadvantages) over manual chairs. There are three major factors to consider when deciding between manual and electric wheelchairs-your budget, your physical condition and your needs. If you are considering purchasing an electric wheelchair, make sure you […]

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  Last fall, MDOD’s Director of Emergency Preparedness Policy collaborated with the MD Technology Assistance Program to secure a grant for creating assistive technology kits to be used during disasters. A disaster or evacuation shelter provides life- saving mass care to survivors in their community so they can begin the recovery process. To ensure that […]

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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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