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I AM: Assistive Tech 3/22/2021

Assistive Technology (AT) – What’s It All About?

Have you heard about Assistive Technology (AT) but aren’t really sure what it is?  Join us on next week’s I AM weekly broadcast to learn what AT is and how it can help you gain or improve your independence.  We will also discuss Loan Libraries and Community Lending Libraries that are available at some Centers for Independent Living and MD TAP.

Here’s the closed captioning transcript

To download the presentation, see below. If it is not accessible, please contact Heather at

Some Resources mentioned in the video:

Maryland Accessible Telecommunications program: is the email for the MAT program. You can also contact me

Maryland Assistive Technology Program (MDTAP) Reuse program:

MDTAP Offices and website

Central Office
Maryland Technology Assistance Program
Workforce & Technology Center

2301 Argonne Drive
Room T-17
Baltimore, MD 21218
410-554-9230 (voice)
1-800-832-4827 (toll-free)
1-866-881-7488 (TTY)

Eastern Shore Office
Bay Area Center for Independent Living (BACIL)
909 Progress Circle
Salisbury, MD 21804
443-260-0822 (voice)
1-877-511-0744 (toll-free)

Southern Maryland Office
Southern Maryland Center for Independent Living, Inc. (SMCIL)
38588 Brett Way, Suite 1
Mechanicsville, MD 20659
Western Maryland Office

Resources for Independence, Inc.
735 East Oldtown Road
Cumberland, Maryland 21502
Toll Free: 1-800-371-1986

You can contact Disability Rights Maryland (DRM) in need of legal assistance related to denial of Assistive Technology devices. Our intake phone line is: 410-727-6352
Toll Free: 1-800-233-7201
TTY: 410-235-5387

I Can Connect, is the program approved by the FCC to assist Deaf Blind individuals. Learn more at National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program | Federal Communications Commission (

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