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Assistive Technology - Live & Interactive Discussion

A discussion about devices that can improve the lives of individuals with any kind of disability
Learn about devices to help you see better, speak, or access a computer.
Learn about an innovative program that shares and recycles assistive technology.

Denise Barton Schuler, MS, ATP
Assistive Technology Specialist Director of MATR (MD AT Reuse) 


410-554-9232 443-326-9703

Questions Asked

  • What if you live are far away?
  • Do you deal with "applications"--like how to adapt a smart phone (or iPad or computer or Alexa/Siri) , as opposed to "devices", to better serve individuals?
  • Does Montgomery County provide any of your services?
  • [Looking more at cognitive disabilities]
  • We have developed an utterance translator for those living with Alzheimer's and other forms of Dementia. Would our be considered Assistive Tech?
  • "Can you speak to the Equity component to the program. Is financing easily accessible to lower income and underserved individuals. Thank you for all you do. Hugh Reese, CEO DwellAssured"
  • Voice mapping and typing with your eyes for stroke disability and other communication challenges. Stephen Hawkings who lived for many years with AlS Lou Gherig Disease we learned that he and his family used voice mapping and typing with your eyes. Are you familiar with these concerns. Do you provide supporting guidance for finding resources for help with this software or technology. Thank you
  • Let’s say yea m an older person with low vision and hearing loss. What kind of ATS would you recommend?  Another scenario would be ATS for someone with cognitive decline. What is helpful?
  • Utterance translator ? can you explain what this is and how this works? Sounds interesting and helpful since communication is so important.
  • Are the eye gaze systems personalized to the individual? Like if you had eye gaze to open a door could anybody just open it
  • So, for someone in Montgomery County, where would they go to have a consultation to find out what assistive technology might work best (for cognitive/organizational issues, vs. straight DME-type devices)?
  • Do you have a newsletter or some other type of communication for us to keep up to date with new technologies?
  • can  dc residents use your  program
  • So important and so needed thank you Jose is there a website or phone or email is this utterance translator available now?   Jose Ramos : Jose.Ramos@Kin-Keepers.com

Chat Transcript

12:05:12     From  Annemarie Reimschuessel : Renate from Cheverly Village

12:07:51     From  Alex Johnson : Join this meeting today with my sister, who built the Office of Disability Services at Princeton University. We are glad to be listening today!

12:08:41     From  Alex Johnson : Alexandra Johnson, Intake Manager with TheKey, 703 397 3529, ajohnson@thekey.com

12:27:13     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : Denise Schuler -MDOD- <denise.schuler@maryland.gov>

12:27:16     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : Denise Barton Schuler, MS, ATP

Assistive Technology Specialist/Director of AT Reuse

Maryland Assistive Technology  Program

2301 Argonne Drive           Baltimore, MD 21218

410-554-9232 443-326-9703

12:27:55     From  Janet Gritz   to   Hosts and panelists : At times I’m hearing distracting background noise (like someone typing?).  Can that be muted?

12:28:21     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : Assistive Technology Exchange

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880 members https://www.facebook.com/groups/443254832860014/

12:29:04     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : Maryland Assistive Technology Reuse Center https://mdod.maryland.gov/mdtap/Pages/matrc.aspx

12:30:01     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : State Plan for Assistive Technology (AT) https://catada.info/state.html

12:33:35     From  Amber Sultane   to   Hosts and panelists : Steve, excellent program! Did you already do a similar session on Virginia AT? I would like to watch the recording

12:34:48     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook   to   Amber Sultane and all panelists : I haven't done one specifically with VA, here is the link to a program in VA https://www.vats.org/atrecycling.htm

12:35:23     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : If you are a Virginian with a disability, please use the below Virginia Reuse Network (VRN) https://www.vats.org/atrecycling.htm

12:36:38     From  Janet Gritz   to   Hosts and panelists : Still hearing clicking noises in the background … very distracting

12:36:53     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : Find all state programs at this link https://catada.info/state.html

12:43:13     From  Annemarie Reimschuessel : would love a copy of the ppt.  rreimsch8888@gmail.com

12:43:45     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : National Assistive Technology Act Technical Assistance and Training (AT3) Center https://at3center.net/

12:44:06     From  F Boozari   to   Hosts and panelists : Would you please type your email addresses/ website address

12:44:32     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : Denise Schuler -MDOD- <denise.schuler@maryland.gov>

Denise Barton Schuler, MS, ATP

Assistive Technology Specialist/Director of AT Reuse

Maryland Assistive Technology  Program

2301 Argonne Drive           Baltimore, MD 21218

410-554-9232 443-326-9703

12:51:51     From  Jose Ramos : Jose.Ramos@Kin-Keepers.com

12:53:22     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : DC Assistive Technology Program https://www.atpdc.org/

12:54:03     From  Alex Johnson : Thank you Denise for presenting today! Steve, as always, you rock!

12:55:42     From  Janet Gritz : Excellent program. Many thanks.

12:56:25     From  Dorothy Stiles   to   Hosts and panelists : So very sorry I missed most of the presentation.  If it is being recorded how may we access it later?

12:57:46     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : Recording will be at this link later today retirementlivingsourcebook.com/digital-discussions

12:58:22     From  Theresa Rankin : Thank you everyone for such a phenomenal webinar/Zoom today !

12:58:45     From  Janet Gritz : I would love to Denise do a program about MD TAP for the Montgomery County Stroke Association.  mcstroke@comcast.net

12:58:56     From  Joe Sperling : EYEOPENING!!

12:59:18     From  R Hart   to   Hosts and panelists : Thank you

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