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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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Contributed by Karen Weeks of Elder Wellness Today’s senior citizens have an advantage that previous generations lacked: the Internet. With access to the countless resources available online, today’s elderly can fight loneliness and cognitive decline even as their health and mobility become limited. Here are seven ways that seniors can socialize, learn new skills, and stay […]

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Here at Maryland TAP, we are in the process of adding new devices to our assistive technology loan library.  As technology changes over time, we remove items from our loan library that are no longer being made and replace them with new and updated assistive technology devices. Devices in our loan library can be borrowed for […]

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Contributed by Erin Swann, ATP Voice banking is a method for people to use their spoken voice to create a digital voice that can be used in a communication device or app.  This process is especially useful for someone who may lose the ability to speak through a progressive disease, such as ALS. While communication […]

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Yesterday afternoon, Erin Swann, an Assistive Technology Specialist for MDTAP, participated in a live broadcast of Al Jazeera English’s show, The Stream. The topic of conversation for this episode was accessibility and assistive technology for people with disabilities. Erin described some of the services that MDTAP provides and informed the International audience about the existence of other Tech […]

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Contributed by Jenny Thompson with BestMattressReviews Do you or a loved one have Alzheimer’s Disease? Learn more about the potential sleep problems that people with Alzheimer’s Disease experience and strategies for improving them: Alzheimer’s and Sleep  

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