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    From the Governor of the State of Maryland


    AUGUST 15, 2023



    We believe in a Maryland that recognizes the unlimited potential for all our citizens, including those with disabilities, to live, work and thrive in our communities; and


    Enabling technology, including assistive technology and remote supports, allows people with disabilities to enhance their functional independence; and


    Access to enabling technology supports and services allows Marylanders with disabilities to have independence, safety and privacy; and


    On August 15, 2022, Maryland was declared a Technology First State, which means Maryland is committed to empowering all our citizens with disabilities to have access to technology that will enhance their ability to pursue their best life as they define it; and


    We are committed to building a state that promotes equality of opportunity, access and choice for all Marylanders with disabilities.

    NOW, THEREFORE, I, WES MOORE, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF MARYLAND, do hereby proclaim AUGUST 15, 2023 as MARYLAND TECHNOLOGY FIRST DAY in honor of the first anniversary of Maryland becoming a Technology First State, and to promote the use of technology first in the discussion of support options available to individuals and families in Maryland to achieve meaningful participation, social inclusion, self-determination and quality of life.