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Welcome to MassMATCH

Photo head shot of Commissioner Charles CarrFrom Commissioner Charles Carr: As you navigate your way through this website you'll soon realize that it is the culmination of the wonderful work of eight Massachusetts human services agencies and our constituents with a shared vision of empowering people with disabilities, as well as the general public, with affordable, accessible Assistive Technology (AT) and information. Read the rest of the letter.

What We're All About

Through partnerships with community-based organizations, MassMATCH is currently creating new AT programs and working to coordinate AT services throughout the Commonwealth. MassMATCH is one of 56 state-level AT initiatives in the United States. Our mission is to promote the use of assistive technology and assistive technology services to enhance the independence of people with disabilities, enabling equal participation in all of life's activities. Find out more about us.

Our Highlighted Programs

Find out more about Assistive Technology Regional Centers (The logo has the words See, Touch, and Try along with 2 puzzle pieces that fit together)Assistive Technology Regional Centers are operating in western and eastern Massachusetts; visit them to learn about, try out or borrow a needed AT device.

Go to Massachusetts Assistive Technology Loan Program WebsiteMassachusetts Assistive Technology Loan Program (MATLP) is an alternative financing program funded through state and federal resources to give people with disabilities and their families access to low-interest cash loans to buy the assistive technology devices they need.

AT Reuse Programs:

Go to DME Requipment dot comNEW! DMErequipment.org offers free gently-used, refurbished wheelchairs and other DME to people who need it. Delivery available within Greater Boston. Search for available items here.

Go To Get A T Stuff dot comGetATStuff.org is available for the New England states plus New York; you can shop for used equipment or advertise what you are no longer using.

For Educators

A.T. School Share logo: shows a school house encircled by recycling arrows.  Read FAQs from educators and learn about MassMATCH programs and resources designed to help you find AT appropriate for your students with disabilities. Visit our "For Educators" section.

For Employers

Most "reasonable accommodations" are affordable and effective. Read FAQs from employers and find the help you need from MassMATCH programs and links. Visit our "For Employers" Section.

For Providers

List your AT services, events, and products with MassMATCH! Visit our "For Providers" Section.

What's New

October 24th, 2014: Learn about the Kurzweil 3000 Firefly at the Association for Community Living in Springfield. 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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Posted: Monday, October 20, 2014, 3:38 pm
Read Maureen Knowlton’s Journey with Assistive Technology and One Student with Grit!

The fall edition of the MassMATCH Quarterly News is now out! Inside this edition: Technology and Student Success! by Maureen Knowlton, M.Ed. PARCC Accessibility Resources (and Twitter Event October 23rd!) Abilities Expo Highlights Need a Back-up Wheelchair? Check Out REquipment! TabAccess: … Continue reading

Posted: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 9:00 am
Proloquo4Text is 50% off until July 31–Great Text-based AAC!

Proloquo4Text is a highly-rated text-based AAC app. It is on sale for $64.99 in the iTunes app store until July 31 (during the ISAAC conference). It is usually $129.99. We wrote about this app in the MassMATCH Quarterly News this … Continue reading

Posted: Monday, June 16, 2014, 9:49 am
Bookshare in Depth: Perkins eLearning

Instructor: Karen Narvol, Private Assistive Technology Consultant This professional development workshop is designed to educate participants on how to use Bookshare resources and tools so that teachers can provide timely access to textbooks and print materials in accessible formats for … Continue reading

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Assistive Technology of Alaska returns to Homer Oct. 31
Homer News
Margaret Cisco of Assistive Technology of Alaska will be coming back to Homer Oct. 31 and is scheduling appointments with people who experience vision and-or hearing loss and will be demonstrating assistive equipment that could make their everyday life ...


Kentucky Assistive Technology Network collecting used hearing aids to be ...
WDRB
Brown is coordinator for the Kentucky Assistive Technology Network or KATS. He says, "We're asking people individuals to donate old hearing aids that they have." The organization is refurbishing the used hearing aids and putting them in the ears of people ...


Dothan Eagle

Assistive technology breaks down barriers
Dothan Eagle
Assistive technology is assistive, adaptive and rehabilitative devices for people with disabilities, and also includes the process used in selecting, locating and using them, according to Timothy Knighton, director of Fort Rucker's Equal Employment Opportunity ...