Mid-South ACT News

About Mid-South ACT... The Mid-South Access Center for Technology (Mid-South ACT) is an assistive technology resource center providing services for individuals with disabilities in Memphis and the Mid-South region. Advancing technologies and strategies to empower people with disabilities is at the core of research and activities within the Mid-South ACT. Mid-South ACT is affiliated with the Center for Rehabilitation and Employment Research (CRER) at the University of Memphis.

Mid-South ACT operates the Virtual Assistive Technology Resource Lab (VATR Lab).

Mid-South ACT is a member of the Alliance for Technology Access and a partner with Advanced Multimedia Devices - a Partnership for Excellence Program. The Mid-South Access Center for Technology is funded in part by:
• The University of Memphis
• Tennessee Technology Access Program (TTAP)
• Tennessee Department of Human Services - Rehabilitation Services


Mid-South ACT Announces Accessing High School Equivalency Test (HiSET®) Test Preparation Program

For Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Clients with Physical and/or Visual Disabilities that will Aid in Accessing HiSET® Test Preparation Materials!

To enroll please contact Mid-South ACT staff, 901.678.1489 or email us at act@memphis.edu

Hamilton Relay Scholarship - Due March 2019

The Hamilton Relay Scholarship is an opportunity for graduating high school students in Tennessee who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind or have difficulty speaking to assist in their goals of continuing their education.

The attached scholarship application and information is for eligible students. Hamilton Relay selects one candidate from each of the states where Hamilton is the contracted service provider. All candidates are required to submit an application, write an essay under the topic of communication technology and provide a letter of recommendation in order to qualify. The application documents can also be found online at Hamilton Relay.

The scholarship deadline  and applications must be received or postmarked by March 1, 2019. The scholarship is in the amount of $500.

Toy Donation Press Release
For immediate release: November 21, 2018
Mid-South ACT is hosting a toy donation drive for the holidays. The organization will collect toys that will be adapted for use by children with special needs. Examples of donation items include:
• Dollhouses
• Pull Toys
• Board Games
• Puppets
• Playing Cards
• Books

Toys may be donated between November 29 and December 8, 2018. Toys may be dropped off at:
Mid-South Access Center for Technology

• The University of Memphis
• 530 Patterson Street
• Memphis, Tennessee 38152
• Main Office: 119 Patterson Hall

For more information, call (901) 678-1489 or e-mail: act@memphis.edu.