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Easter Seals Programs to Explore Technology for Students with Disabilities in New Bedford

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Students with disabilities, their parents and teachers can learn about a variety of assistive technology at a series of free programs kicking off this month in the Easter Seals Technology Center at 256 Union St., New Bedford.

On Wednesday, Sept. 26, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., a back-to-school program will feature technology tools such as the Kurzweil 3000, Dragon Naturally Speaking, Zoom Text and the Livescribe Pulse Pen.  The technology will be available to try out, with Easter Seals staff members on hand to answer questions and provide assistance.

The center also is hosting Drop-In Days on Monday, Sept. 24, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. and Thursday, Sept. 27, from 10 to 11:30 a.m.  Visitors will be able to explore a wide range of assistive technology, educational software and planning tools for students preparing to make the transition from high school to work, further education and independent living.

An iPad Interest Group also will begin monthly meetings at the Technology Center on Sept. 26 from 3:30 to 5 p.m.  The meetings offer students, parents and teachers an opportunity to learn about new apps and share iPad tips and tricks in an informal, relaxed setting.  An Easter Seals assistive technology specialist will be available for assistance.

The activities were made possible through a Community Development Block Grant from the city of New Bedford.

The schedule for future programs, drop-in days and interest group meetings is available at the Technology Center.  For more information, contact Jean Des Roches at 508-992-3128 or jdesroches@eastersealsma.org.








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