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Getting Vaccinated!

Close up of a COVID-19 Vaccine vial being opened. Photo: Ericha Fitzgerald, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons The State of Maryland opened a mass vaccination site at the Baltimore City Convention Center. A pre-registration form for this location can be foundhere to obtain a first dose of vaccine provided at that site. In addition to that…

What are ABLE Accounts, and What Are the Benefits?

The first in a four-part series: ABLE Accounts—Are They for Me? Series. This month, the Free Bridges Helpdesk Transition Tip Tuesdays explores ABLE (Achieving a Better Life Experience) accounts so that you can decide if they would work for you and your needs. In this first part of the series, you will find out what…

How to Apply for SSI and What to Expect

The fifth in a five-part series: Social Security for Young Blind Adults Series. This month, the Free Bridges Helpdesk Transition Tip Tuesdays explores the potential impact of Social Security benefits on young blind/low vision adults. In this last installment of this five-part series, we set forth the process of applying for SSI benefits and what…

I AM: Assistive Tech 3/22/2021

Assistive Technology (AT)– What’s It All About? Have you heard about Assistive Technology (AT) but aren’t really sure what it is?  Join us on next week’s I AM weekly broadcast to learn what AT is and how it can help you gain or improve your independence.  We will also discuss Loan Libraries and Community Lending…

News from IMAGE Teen and Young Adult Programs March, 2021

Virtual Learning Done DifferentAt The IMAGE Center we have taken pride in our ability to continue program learning for our teens and young adults despite the COVID pandemic. While the world remains unsure we know that the most important thing is to continue to provide opportunities for growth and learning for our young people. Our…

Spotlight IMAGE: Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology, also known as AT, encompasses a wide variety of items and techniques from low-tech such as a cane to high-tech software that can read computer screens. The idea behind Assistive Technology is to increase an individual with a disability’s independence. The IMAGE Center is home to a variety of AT programs that we…

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