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Hosted by the VERA Institute of Justice, a series of FREE technology and disability webinars:

Working with Survivors with Disabilities: Understanding Tech Misuse & Online Privacy

June 30, 2016

2:00-3:30 pm ET

When is technology an advantage and when can it be dangerous? Learn from the experts at the National Network to End Domestic Violence as they present about the safety implications you should consider when using social media in your work.

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The In’s and Out’s of Safety and Assistive Technology

July 12, 2016

2:00-3:30 pm ET

During this presentation, participants will learn about common assistive technology devices, ways that abusers may use those devices to compromise safety, and how to promote the safe usage of assistive technologies.

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It might seem counterintuitive, but it’s physics at its best. A vibrating handle with a variety of attachments (including two spoons and a fork) that is designed to help people with hand tremors eat more easily. Liftware counteracts natural tremors by utilizing two motors in the handle to move the attachment (spoon or fork) in the opposite direction of the detected tremor.

If you would like to see or borrow this item, please contact MDTAP at 1-800-832-4827 or mdtap@mdtap.org.

LISS (Low Intensity Support Services) Applications are due JULY 31st, 2016!

The Low Intensity Support Services program (LISS) is low level funding designed to improve an individual or family’s quality of life, increase or maintain independence, and participate in their communities. The LISS program uses an automated system called the Random Selection Process to select individuals who may be eligible for funding, granting up to $2000 for services and items to address their needs. Read more about LISS and the application process here – http://dda.dhmh.maryland.gov/pages/liss.aspx.

The one page random selection application form is here:

If you need help processing some emotions, or solving some problems, or telling the color of something or whatever else, there’s a whole lotta apps to help with that. Seriously, just read the headlines below! AT in the news for the week of 6/6 thru 6/10

Choose the Right Electronic Magnifier, Part 1: Identify Your Priorities

Color SlapPs is a free app that tests a child’s ability to receptively identify colors

“Are we blind to the discrimination of visually impaired people in the workplace?”

How to use PowerPoint Online with a screen reader

Welsh Health Board to develop app for brain injury patients

Teachers quizzed about their thoughts regarding technology in classrooms

Why Siri Won’t Listen to Millions of People with Disabilities

How All Students Benefit from Video Transcripts [VIDEO]

Wondering about accessibility the new Microsoft Planner? Here you go!

Tech Connect program brings seniors and people with disabilities together

Welsh Health Board to develop app for brain injury patients

Toys helping parents with disabilities connect with their children

Finding fulfillment in the potential of others

Try these apps to help clients process emotion & solve problems

Virtual Reality Can Make Independence For Disabled People a Reality

Beijing Tracks the Elderly as They Take Buses, Go Shopping

And on the MiMu gloves … the ingenious devices helping disabled musicians to play again

Israeli Startups Get Google Grants to Develop Accessibility Technology for the Disabled

Robots Carry Out Work More Safely With Assistive Technology


3-D Printing in Education: Building New Pathways for Learning

Add a new dimension to your student’s learning with 3D printing technology! With the advent of digital technology, educators have more tools than ever before to engage students in novel learning activities. While technology offers students a variety of sights and sounds to enhance their learning, they miss one critical way we receive information – our sense of touch. In this webinar, Dr. Lisa Wadors Verne provides participants an overview of the benefits and methods of using 3D printing to further students’ learning. Register today to start learning how you can integrate 3D printing into your student’s learning.

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016
(Time Correction)
4:30pm to 5:30pm EDT

Register for the webinar here – http://ctdinstitute.org/…/3-d-printing-education-building-n…

Accessible Websites, Made Accessibly

An Introduction to WordPress
July 25, 3:00-5:00 PM

Your new blog, your portfolio website, your online store – they don’t have to lock out customers. What’s more, there is no reason that you need sight to build it. WordPress is one of the most commonly used platforms for building sites, and in this boutique we will go over some of the tools and techniques that are yours for the taking when you build your accessible site.


If you are interested in attending this boutique, RSVP to cvangerven@nfb.org; space is limited.

These events will be held at the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute at: 200 East Wells Street at Jernigan Place, Baltimore, MD 21230.

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