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  • AccessWireless.org is an international nonprofit membership organization representing the wireless communications industry. One area that they promote is voluntary industry guidelines for wireless accessibility for individuals with disabilities. Read this news release and visit their website to see how they help.

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  • An overview of assistive technology from the Virginia Assistive Technology System (VATS).

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  • The Virginia Relay Service is an important tool for those who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind,deaf-blind or vision impaired. It relays conversations between people who use text telephones or Telebraille and people who use standard phones. Discover more about this vital service through this informative article.

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  • The Virginia Assistive Technology Device Warranties Act is a "lemon law" that protects consumers of assistive technology, including wheelchairs. The law is similar to the one that applies to motor vehicles with problems that affect their use, safety, or value, and guarantees the same protections to people who use assistive devices.

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  • A short article about reaching and mobility aids that help adults with mobility problems live independently.

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  • Learn more about a new program that allows veterans living with hearing or speech loss to automatically be elible for telecommunications equipment through Virginia's Technology Assistance Program (TAP).

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  • A summary of assistive technology(AT) and a brief review of resources in Virginia that can help people find and pay for necessary AT devices.

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