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AT News, Winter 2024

New AT in the MDTAP Library

Save Money in the New Year - Try before you Buy!

Clevy Keyboard - A keyboard that includes high contrast, large keys, vertical key alignment, and created so that spills move straight through the keyboard. Great in the classroom setting!

AngelSense Tracker - A mobile GPS tracking device with assistive speakerphone, live monitoring and proactive alerting. It's small, mobile and can be fitted into clothing, work as a watch, and more.

ElliQ - an AI-powered companion designed to support and accompany older adults on the journey to age independently, while reducing loneliness and isolation. Through voice command, on-screen instructions, and proactive suggestions, ElliQ interacts in a way that feels natural, effortless, and personalized.

Limitless Stylus - Stylus for users with limited hand mobility with a simple design that wraps around the users wrist with two Velcro straps. The stylus is angled to fit the contours of the user's hand and has been designed for long term use and comfort. 

Tor request an AT consultation, demonstration, or device loan, contact us at [email protected] or 1-800-832-4827.

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Eye on Apps

ASL Anywhere - A monthly subscription app that provides on-demand interpreting services, without the need for call centers. ASL interpreting available anytime & anywhere. $ Subscription fee

Choiceworks -  A learning tool that helps children complete daily routines (morning, day, & night), understand & manage feelings and improve waiting skills (taking turns and not interrupting). Choiceworks is designed for caregivers to provide clear and consistent support to foster a child’s independence, positive behavior, and emotional regulation at home and in the community. It can also be customized for teachers in a school setting.  $24.99

Voice Dream - This text-to-speech app can upload PDFs, take pictures of text and transcribe, browse files, read webpages, audio books, etc. $ Free

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Welcome, AT Champions 2023/2024


"Hello. I'm glad to be a part of this assistive technology internship. The thing you see me wearing is not a game, it is one of many pieces of assistive technology that I own to help me see things."


Recently graduating from MCPS, Hannah attends the University of Pittsburgh with the intended major of neuroscience, minoring in chemistry and Spanish. Having founded the Special Needs Alliance Group, Hannah has a long-standing track record of allyship, advocacy, and AT creation. Hannah hopes to collaborate with other AT users & creators to disseminate information regarding AT use & access especially to populations that are traditionally underserved.

DIAL - Disability Information & Access Line

New website offers 24/7 search-by-zip code option to find local disability services and resources

ACL’s Disability Information and Access Line has launched a new tool to help people with disabilities to find local services and resources to support community living.

DIAL’s Information Specialists can assist people in all languages and are trained to work with callers who are deaf and hard-of-hearing. To connect with a DIAL Information Specialist from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Eastern), Monday–Friday: 

Upcoming Webinars

Topics including Funding Home Modifications, AT for Learning Disabilities, and much more coming your way in 2024! Stay tuned for announcements and be sure to check the MDTAP website for an updated calendar of trainings.

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Attendees of these trainings should be aware that there are known and potential privacy and confidentiality issues with the Zoom System (Cloud Service, Web application, and/or Application). While every effort has been made to ensure the security of this meeting, factors out of the State's control introduce risk. Participants should evaluate the risk associated with the application and platform and determine if the risks preclude the use of the service. The State provides no warranty regarding the security of the application, confidentiality of the information discussed, or the privacy of information collected by the application and/or service. Security events impacting the confidentiality, integrity, or availability of a meeting (e.g., ZoomBombing) must be reported to the State Security Operations Center ([email protected]).