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**To the MassMATCH community:

For the protection of health and safety due to COVID-19, MassMATCH partners have temporarily suspended all or part of their device loan, device demonstration and reuse program operations until further notice. Please reach out to them directly for details specific to their programs (at the links above). Thank you and please stay safe! **

MassMATCH is the Commonwealth of Massachusetts's initiative to Maximize Assistive Technology (AT) in Consumer's Hands. It is one of 56 state-level AT Act programs in the United States. Its mission is to promote the use of AT and AT services to enhance the independence of people with disabilities, enabling equal participation in all of life's activities. Read more about us

Our Highlighted Programs

  • Go to Assistive Technology Regional Centers website. See, Touch and Try.Assistive Technology Regional Centers are operating in western, central and eastern Massachusetts; visit them to learn about, try out or borrow assistive technology.
  • Go to Massachusetts Assistive Technology Loan Program WebsiteMassachusetts Alternative Finance Program MAFP is an alternative financing program funded through state and federal resources to give people with disabilities and their families access to low or zero interest cash loans to buy the assistive technology devices and services they need.
  • Requipment: Choose to reuse your D M EDMErequipment.org offers free gently-used, refurbished wheelchairs and other DME to people who need it. Delivery is available. Search for available items here.
  • Go To Get A T Stuff Massachusetts MassMATCH is happy to announce the establishment of Get AT Stuff Massachusetts, a new Assistive Technology Exchange website. Here visitors can shop for used equipment or advertise what they are no longer using.

For Educators/Parents ""

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

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" " The Weight and Seating Independence Project is now statewide!

Wheelchair-accessible scales and pressure mapping technology are now available in Western, Central and Eastern Massachusetts. Learn about free trainings, demos, and device loans. Gain better control of your health and life!

A woman in a wheelchair observes a digital pressure map image.

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Posted: Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 4:56 pm
Free Home Access for AT Software

Makers of assistive technology (AT) software are stepping up during the COVID-19 crisis. Freedom Scientific and Don Johnston, Inc. are advertising free access to their software in response to the need for sheltering at home. Freedom Scientific is offering those … Continue reading

Posted: Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 6:22 pm
Four Just-In-Time Tips for Sending Accessible Home Work

Educators! You’re building the plane while flying it, we know. Here’s a starting place for keeping in mind your students with disabilities who use assistive technology to access the curriculum. One. Did your printed worksheet start as a digital file? … Continue reading

Posted: Monday, March 16, 2020, 5:27 pm
AT and Coronavirus Preparedness

Steps, products, and resources to prevent infection, educate others and prepare for staying at home this COVID-19 season. Updated March 16, 2020. Wash Your Hands Often While Singing the ABCs Wash your hands with soap and water for at least … Continue reading