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Google Maps calls on millions of users to boost access info

From E-Access Bulletin Live… The Google Maps team has requested its extensive user community help improve its accessibility listings. As reported in previous issues of e-Access Bulletin, Google has taken various steps to increase its accessibility offerings in maps during previous months (see e-Access Bulletin December 2016). Now, however, the Google Maps team have explicitly… Read more Google Maps calls on millions of users to boost access info

More tech to keep seniors safe at home

The following comes from Aging in Place Technology Watch… As August winds down, startups wind up.  For some, maybe they still think that summer is winding down and all is quiet in business and beyond. But no — back to school, back to work, and back to starting companies.  Aging 2.0 finalists have been announced, conference media organizations are ramping up, and a… Read more More tech to keep seniors safe at home

News from the U.S. Access Board – August 2017

From the U.S. Access Board… Access Board Consults Stakeholders on Reform Plan During its July meeting, the Board met with stakeholders to gather feedback on an agency reform plan for improving its operations and services. Attendees included representatives from the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Environmental Health Network, the Great Lakes ADA Center, the… Read more News from the U.S. Access Board – August 2017

2-1-1 Maine Adds Text Messaging

Referrals Now Available by Text Message 2-1-1 Maine is a free resource providing an easy, confidential way to connect people to information about thousands of health and human services around Maine. Every day Information Specialists help people find assistance for complex issues such as financial problems, substance use disorders, and support needs for older adults,… Read more 2-1-1 Maine Adds Text Messaging

New financial resource publication from AgrAbility

If you’re involved with agriculture, you already know that you haven’t picked an easy road, especially if you have a disability. However, when financial obstacles seen insurmountable, know that help is available. In the recent issue of AgrAbility Harvest, the newsletter of the National AgrAbility Project, a new resource “A Closer Look: Finding the Funding” was… Read more New financial resource publication from AgrAbility

Congress Re-Introduce ABLE Improvement Bills

On April 4th, a bi-partisan group of Members of Congress, including Senators Richard Burr (R-NC), Bob Casey (D-PA), Jerry Moran (R-KA), and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Representatives Pete Sessions (R-Texas), Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.), Tony Cardenas (D–Calif.) and Mike Doyle (D-Pa.), introduced a package of bills (however filed independently of each other) aimed at enhancing the… Read more Congress Re-Introduce ABLE Improvement Bills

South Portland Housing Authority Offers Home Repair Program for Seniors

From the South Portland Housing Authority: South Portland, ME, MARCH 7, 2017 – The South Portland Housing Authority (SPHA) today announced the new and exciting Home Modification for Seniors and Disabled (HMS) program. The Authority hopes to demonstrate that small investments in home safety help extend the time seniors and disabled persons can remain in… Read more South Portland Housing Authority Offers Home Repair Program for Seniors