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Volume 13, No. 3, Summer 2005

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What's Inside . . . Volume 13, No. 3, Spring 2005

Tobin Foundation, DATI Discover Common Ground
The Tobin Foundation for the Visually Impaired has contacted DATI to determine how its resources can best be partnered with those of DATI to provide additional assistance to Delawareans with disabilities, specifically those with visual problems.

Verizon LG VX4500I Want ThAT!
It has been a while since I have been to a large AT trade show, so when I attended California State University Northridge’s Annual International Conference, Technology and Persons with Disabilities, earlier this year, I have to admit I was overwhelmed. There was so much new stuff! It was truly a daunting task to explore a show that spanned two hotels and over a dozen separate halls in a few short days. I will try and give you a taste of some of the exciting new offerings I discovered.

Medicare Wheelchair Coverage Modified
After experiencing widespread fraud regarding wheelchair coverage, the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) plans to implement a broad policy change for funding wheelchairs, scooters, and other power operated vehicles effective July 5, 2005. CMS overhauled its current coverage determination system to consider more individualized.

Variety – The Children’s Charity Comes to Delaware
Variety – The Children’s Charity is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for children with disabilities through programs and services. These programs and services are designed to address a child’s physical, social, medical, educational, and recreational needs without regard for economic status, race, creed, gender, or type of disability.

Clarity WR100 Extra Loud Phone RingerThe AT Bargain Basement
Hello, true believers, and welcome to the summer blockbuster installment of the AT Bargain Basement. I will be taking your ticket as you enter the theater and watch billions of bargains race by you at lightning speed. OK, maybe not billions and maybe not at lightning speed, but there will be bargains. Oh yes, there will be bargains! For those of you who are new to the Basement, the rules are simple—I find all of the AT bargains I can for $100 or less and tell you where to get them. I have decided to drop my rule restricting bargains to only those available through local shops. I will now include Internet bargains as well. There are just too many bargains to be had online to not fill you in on them. Now that the introductions are out of the way, let’s get to the bargains!

iCommunicator Helps Bridge the Gap
The iCommunicator™ software facilitates two-way communication between the hearing world and a person who is deaf or hard of hearing by instantly converting speech to text and video sign language.