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Hello, Andrew here!  I am the newest member of the MDTAP Assistive Technology team and this is my first of many blog posts!   I would like to introduce you all to a very cool (and free) resource that can assist with the assistive technology consideration process.  The resource is called mATchup and is a web-based […]

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Prodigy Voice® – A Talking Glucometer By: Joel Hosner, MDTAP Advisory Council Consumer Representative People with vision impairments can measure their blood sugar with the Prodigy Voice Talking Glucometer! The Prodigy Voice is the only meter to receive the Access Award from the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) and an Access Plus Award from the National Federation of […]

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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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The State of Maryland is hiring a IT Accessibility Coordinator.  This position will be co-located between MD Technology Assistance Program (MDTAP) and the Department of Information Technology (DoIT).   The state is seeking an experienced IT accessibility specialist who can help state agencies select the most accessible products and systems and help provide accessible solutions to […]

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A Talking Medical Thermometer for People with Vision Impairments   By: Joel Hosner, MDTAP Advisory Council Consumer Representative People with vision impairments can measure their body temperature, or take the temperature of a child, with the Advocate Infrared Thermometer! No sight is needed to use the Advocate because it reads the temperature reading out loud […]

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It’s with mixed emotions that we announce that Jim McCarthy is leaving the Maryland Technology Assistance Program.  MDOD Secretary Carol Beatty has appointed Lori Markland as the Acting Executive Director of MD TAP effective 2/27.  Jim has served as the Executive Director of MDTAP for 5 years, and will now be working with the Federal […]

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