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On Tuesday, October 26 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. Eastern, the National Federation of the Blind Center of Excellence in Nonvisual Accessibility is hosting an accessibility boutique on technologies blind and low-vision professionals regularly use in the workplace. Blind job applicants are equipped with the additional skills necessary to fulfill their job responsibilities. Technologies include: […]

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POSITION DESCRIPTION The Assistive Technology Specialist will provide direct support to persons with disabilities of all ages and their families, particularly in the use of a wide variety of assistive technology devices including equipment and software for telecommunication, computer access, activities of daily living, communication, and more. The AT Specialist addresses the needs of individuals of all ages with sensory, physical, and intellectual disabilities through device demonstrations, device loans, AT trainings, technical assistance, and information assistance. The Assistive Technology Specialist job responsibilities include, but not limited to:   KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES §  Provide assistive technology demonstrations, training, and technical assistance to persons with disabilities, family members, advocates, service providers and other stakeholders. §  Render assistive technology related information and referral assistance to persons with disabilities, family members, service providers and other stakeholders. §  Perform comprehensive assessments of individuals with a full range of disabilities to determine need for assistive technologies and recommend items that meet the individual’s AT needs. §  Install and configure computers, equipment, and software. Troubleshoot any problems and contact manufacturers for necessary repairs. Monitor and update revision changes of software. §  Stay current in […]

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The U.S. Access Board will host a virtual public event on architectural trends and social justice on November 10 from 2:30 – 4:00 pm (ET). The event will feature presentations by Board Members Karen Braitmayer and Deborah Ryan who will provide an accessibility review of current trends in architectural design, including those that have emerged in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. They will highlight aspects of those trends […]

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 Maryland Department of Disabilities (MDOD) is pleased to announce the release of the Ethan Saylor Alliance Law Enforcement Training Curriculum, designed to train officers on how to safely and appropriately interact with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.   More than 50 curriculum sets have been distributed to local law enforcement agencies. Kits include a PowerPoint […]

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On October 20 the U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh and Assistant Secretary of Labor for Disability Employment Policy Taryn Williams will host a virtual celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month and the 20th anniversary of the Office of Disability Employment Policy. The event will take place from 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET, and will feature […]

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Did you know that Maryland State Websites are equipped with translation capability? With just a couple of clicks, you can interact with a page in over 75 different languages! For example, take the Maryland Department of Disabilities site, at http://mdod.maryland.gov/ :   First, click the white “translate” button in the top right corner of the […]

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