The SPA has had to get really creative with figuring out how to stay connected with our consumers during COVID. One positive thing to come out of the pandemic is that we were able to assist consumers as they learned new types of technology that they now use in many ways to stay connected!
“Thank you to Truck’N’America, who did an outstanding job with the adaptive equipment in my car…I am now independent and can take myself wherever I need to go!”
Independence Now’s Assistive Technology Lending Library gives community members access to supportive devices free of charge.
Learn more about the many types of assistive technology and home and vehicle accessibility resources available from Independence Now and other programs throughout Maryland.
With some of the CARES Act funding, Independence Now was able to purchase a laptop for Ms. Annette and, because Annette is blind, the computer was loaded with JAWS software so that it would be more accessible for her to use.
IN’s Smartphone Boot Camp teaches consumers who are blind or have low vision about the accessibility features on smartphones so they can learn how to use one independently.