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Pathways to Funding Workshop, October 13, 2016

Partnerships in Assistive Technologies (PATHS) is holding a workshop, "Pathways to Funding: A step-by-step workshop to help you get the assistive technology devices and services you need" on October 13, 2016 in Morgantown, WV.  See the Pathways to Funding flyer (pdf) for more information. Read More > Pathways to Funding Workshop, October 13, 2016

PEW: Tax Credits for Ramps, Grab Bars to Help Seniors Stay at Home

Tax Credits for Ramps, Grab Bars to Help Seniors Stay at Home (pewtrusts.org).

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PATHS Grant

PATHS is accepting grants applications for assistive technology up to $550 for individuals with disabilities.  More information can be found on their website pathswv.org/grants.html. Applications for this funding cycle are due by October 1st.  PATHS grant application (PDF). Read More > PATHS Grant

WVATS Quarterly Newsletter – Summer 2016

WVATS Quarterly Newsletter - Summer 2016 (cedwvu.org)

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WVATS Spring 2016 Newsletter

WVATS Spring 2016 Newsletter (pdf) Read More > WVATS Spring 2016 Newsletter

Be My Eyes App

About the Be My Eyes app from their website:

A Network of Eyes

Be My Eyes is an app that connects blind people with volunteer helpers from around the world via live video chat. Download now and start helping blind people see.

How It Works

Blind Requests Assistance

A blind person requests assistance in the Be My Eyes app. The challenge that he/she needs help with can be anything from knowing the expiry date on the milk to navigating new surroundings.

Volunteer Receives Video And Describes

The volunteer helper receives a notification for help and a live video connection is established. From the live video the volunteer can help the blind person by answering the question they need answered.

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Snow Related Assistive Technology

Some assistive technology for playing in the snow, cataloged in the AbleData database (abledata.com)

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