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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! 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 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

January 22nd , 2015: "Tremors, Carpel Tunnel: Options for the Hands." AT Regional Center in Boston (at Easter Seals).
12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

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Posted: Thursday, January 29, 2015, 12:22 pm
Better Living for those with Multiple Sclerosis through Use of Technology

HackMS is happening next week! Bring your tech community together by drumming up support for a hackathon with a meaningful goal. Kicking off February 6 through 8 at District Hall in Boston, Hack MS will bring developers, designers and health students together … Continue reading

Posted: Wednesday, January 7, 2015, 2:32 pm
Triloc GPS Watch

The Triloc GPS watch offers reliability and comfort for those worried about wandering loved ones. Triloc is an innovative and award winning GPS personal locator, incorporating leading edge technology. Features include: *2G/3G/4G cellular and GPS technology *4.0 Bluetooth wireless connectivity … Continue reading

Posted: Monday, January 5, 2015, 1:19 pm
Saftey in the Kitchen

Have you or someone in your family left the stove on and caused or almost caused a fire? CookStop will help prevent unattended cooking fires allowing people to stay longer and safer in their homes. CookStop addresses common situations as … Continue reading

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Business Solutions Magazine

Adaptive Learning Technology Is Gaining Ground: IT Solutions Providers Can ...
Business Solutions Magazine
Beyond adaptive technology, a host of assistive technologies can also make it possible for students with special needs to function as well as other students, using color-coding, large fonts, voice recognition, touch screens, augmentative and alternative ...

National Monitor

SpecialNeedsWare introduces TeachMate365
National Monitor
Dr. Shane and Izak were acquainted with each other in 2012 at an assistive technology conference. The pair promptly realized the endless possibilities of combining their efforts and inserting the VIS technology into the technology of SpecialNeedsWare.

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Following securing $3M in series A funding, SpecialNeedsWare launches ...
Digital Journal
Dr. Shane, who heads the Autism Language Program and the Center for Communication Disorders at Boston Children's Hospital, first came across the innovative technology of a company called SpecialNeedsWare back in 2012 at an assistive technology ...

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