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Monthly Archive for February, 2019

Check out this awesome guy, Chris Higgins, and his film “Access”.  The film follows Cory Joseph through his day and how he uses technology and supports to navigate the world as someone with a visual impairment.  The best part of the story is how the film came to be.  Chris started developing the film in […]

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Maryland ABLE Accounts

People with Disabilities Can Save for the Future, Without Reducing Government Benefits By: Joel Hosner, MDTAP Advisory Council Consumer Representative The State of Maryland has authorized the creation of ABLE accounts, a way to save up to $100,000 for future expenses, without the assets counting against the $2,000 limit to be eligible to receive SSI (Supplemental […]

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Reeve Connect

NEWS FROM THE REEVE FOUNDATION: We are pleased to share that the Reeve Foundation has launched a new, fully redesigned online community—Reeve Connect. This interactive, safe space offers a number of opportunities for individuals, family members and caregivers to ask questions, share their experiences, and connect with those who understand the impact of paralysis. Reeve Connect has […]

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What is AEM? Accessible Education Materials (AEM) are materials and technologies usable for learning across the widest range of individual variability, regardless of format or features. Whether a material or technology is designed from the start to be accessible for all learners or is made accessible for learners with disabilities, it is considered AEM.  AEM are […]

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Google Live Transcribe for Android phones On Monday, Google announced Live Transcribe, a free Android service that makes real-world conversations more accessible.  Powered by Google Cloud, Live Transcribe captions conversations in real-time.  You can launch it with a single tap from within any app, directly from the accessibility icon on the system tray.  Live Transcribe […]

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The Kennedy Krieger Institute is Using Robotic Exoskeletons to Help People Regain Mobility By: Joel Hosner, MDTAP Advisory Council Consumer Representative Spinal cord injuries can result in the long-term loss of mobility. According to the Center for Spinal Cord Injury at Kennedy Krieger in Baltimore, recovering some degree of sensation, movement, and independence is possible […]

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