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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; 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

April 10th, 2014: Explore Communication Devices at UCP-Berkshire County in Pittsfield. Free. 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Learn about this and other upcoming events.

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Posted: Monday, March 24, 2014, 9:48 am
Demonstration of Accessible Prescription Labels for Persons with Visual Impairments

When: Monday, April 7, 2014, 10 a.m.- Noon Where: Non-Profit Center South Street Conference Room, 89 South Street, Boston, MA 02115 Who: Blind, low vision, elderly, low vision advocates and pharmacists are encouraged to attend. What: Find out how accessible … Continue reading

Posted: Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 10:17 am
EdCamp Access/Boston this Saturday!

What is an EdCamp? An EdCamp is a free “unconference” for educators who love to further their learning. This Saturday, March 22nd, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. EdCamp Access will take place at Marshall Simonds Middle School in Burlington, … Continue reading

Posted: Monday, February 3, 2014, 4:55 pm
Survey for Home Modification Practitioners

The Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Universal Design and the Built Environment (RERC-UD) is conducting a nationwide survey of home modification practitioners, including therapists, architects, contractors, service coordinators, and consumers. Our goal is to identify current practices for implementing home … Continue reading

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State offers monthly training sessions on assistive technology for blind, visually ...
The Tribune
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota — The South Dakota Rehabilitation Center for the Blind is set to start hosting a series of monthly training sessions focusing on assistive technology for people who are blind or visually impaired. Instructors will teach attendees how ...

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How do you spell S-U-C-C-E-S-S?
Juneau Empire (subscription)
Assistive technology is any sort of device, lower tech or higher tech, that will help a person with a disability to do something,” said REACH Director of Services Kim Champney. “It ranges really widely.” Some examples include hearing aids and wheel chairs, ...

Visually impaired get talking books
Daily Sabah
ISTANBUL — The Assistive Technology and Education Laboratory for Individuals with Visual Disabilities (GETEM) operates under the Disability Center of Boğaziçi University. GETEM provides a reading area, library materials and free assistive services for ...