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Volume 15, No. 1, Winter 2007

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What's Inside . . . Volume 15, No. 1, Winter 2007

AT Reuse Gets Huge Boost with New Federal Funding
The DATI has received a three-year, $600,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education's Rehabilitation Services Administration to improve access to assistive devices by Delawareans with disabilities. DATI and its 19 partner organizations will use the grant to make reutilization of AT an efficient, cost-effective, and safe alternative for Delawareans who have disabilities and who are in need of such devices but cannot afford them.

The BOLD Program Takes Off
In September 2005, the Tobin Foundation awarded funding to the Delaware Assistive Technology Initiative for the Borrow-to-Own Low-vision Devices program. The primary purpose of the program was to enable Delawareans with visual impairments to access relatively low cost ($100 and under) devices efficiently and without burdensome bureaucratic entanglements.

The AT Bargain Basement
Hello, True Believers, and welcome to another installment of the AT Bargain Basement. I am Marvin Williams, your guide to the world of the ever-elusive yet rather plentiful assistive technology bargain. For those of you who are Basement regulars, welcome back. For those who are new to the Basement, welcome and let me explain our rules of engagement. First, I try to find you all of the AT I can find for $100 or less. Second, I try to find you local bargains in local stores. However, in the interest of bringing you the best bargains I can, I do also include gems I find on the Internet. Third, I will always report the bargains you and your fellow Basement fans bring me. Fourth and most importantly, I hope you all have fun! So with that being said, let's get to the bargains!

Let’s tango! Philadelphia
tango!, from Blink Twice, is on tour and will be visiting the Hilton Philadelphia Airport on Tuesday, May 8. Registration is at 8:30 am and the day-long session will run from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. This introduction and information session will provide attendees with enough experience to feel comfortable using this exciting tool.

RFB&D Announces New Member Promotion
The Fall 2006 issue of The AT Messenger turned the spotlight on Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic (RFB&D), a national nonprofit organization that produces accessible audio textbooks for students of all ages with dyslexia, visual impairments, or physical disabilities. Their comprehensive library contains over 30,000 digital title selections, and continues to grow.