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The drink-holder sitting on a table with a blue mug in the cup reciprocal.We’re excited to announce that the MDTAP AT Library just received a complimentary Stress Less Drink Holder!

The Stress Less Drink Holder was made especially for the visually impaired but it is great for anyone who wants to protect beverages from accidentally being knocked over. Created by a retired engineer who is legally blind, his mission is to help others living with vision loss.


If you’d like to schedule a time to see or borrow this or any other device, please contact us at 1-800-832-4827 or mdtap@mdtap.org to arrange your visit.


2016 Call for Proposals

TheLiveWell App Factory project team has released its 2016 Call for Proposals.  The LiveWell RERC’s 2016 App Factory Request For Proposals (RFP) has been announced.  Each year LiveWell helps fund 4-5 qualified software and hardware developers in developing and releasing their proposals for assistive and accessibility apps.

For more information, visit the website and view the request for proposal.

This week didn’t disappoint when it comes to great things happening in the world of assistive technology. Exoskeletons really being used, apps for chefs with low (or no) vision, Pokémon GO helping kids with ADHD, smart homes for senior citizens…stuff happening and implemented in real life! This is AT actually making a difference- AT in the news for the week of 8/8 thru 8/12

Reaching the Blind Community- Make a Difference at Your Restaurant in 24hrs [White Paper]

Robot-Like Machines Helped People With Spinal Injuries Regain Function

Pasadena native’s hand disease inspires global 3-D printing challenge

Eyefluence Is Bringing Eye Tracking Tech To The “Next Generation of VR Headsets”

Virtual reality, robots, feedback enable recovery of paraplegics

Paraplegics moving again years after spinal cord injuries

Affordable & Accessible –3D Printing Proves to Be a Realistic Technology for Helping the disabled

Hey Office Insiders! Accessibility Checker for Mac is now available for Word, Excel and PPT

Building a smart home for elderly or disabled residents

Voice-Activated App Helps Home Chefs Keep Their Hands Dirty

Using Technology to Make Transportation More Accessible

Giving a gold medal to those making the future better for people with disabilities: the first Cyborg Olympics

Pokemon GO and Kids with ADHD

Orbit Research & American Printing House for the Blind

This device is an option for an adaptive stylist for individuals with limited hand mobility.

Resource highlights arts-based technologies for disabled creative

The National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute and Google are co-hosting a three-day event for access technology trainers this fall. Please join us on October 4-6 to learn more about all things Google. Android, Chrome OS, and Google Apps (including Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Docs, etc.) will be the main topics of the training. If you are an access technology trainer and are interested in participating, apply at http://goo.gl/forms/8gJQUuYBQGR2OXTU2.

Participation will be free for successful applicants. Space is limited, so be sure to submit your application early. The deadline is Friday, September 2. The event will be held at the NFB Jernigan Institute at 200 East Wells Street, at Jernigan Place, Baltimore, Maryland 21230.

For more information, please visit https://nfb.org/googletraining, or contact Clara Van Gerven at cvangerven@nfb.org.


Access Technology Training – Free, Massive Open Online Course from Georgia Institute of Technology: Information and Communication Technology Accessibility

Learn how to identify issues and design solutions for information and communication technology (ICT) accessibility for customers and employees with disabilities. In this introductory course, learn how to measure an organization’s ICT accessibility and assess the importance of maintaining an inclusive workplace for both employees and customers with disabilities. This six-week course consists of modules detailing some of the primary ICT accessibility obstacles facing organizations today.

Learn more and register for this course online – https://www.edx.org/course/information-communication-technology-ict-gtx-ict100x

AiCure is a software and app utilizing facial recognition & motion-sensing technology to confirm medication ingestion.

This new technology allows people to independently manage their medications while ensuring that the proper medications, correct doses and timely intake have occurred.

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