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www.ataccess.org www.atnet.orgwww.ataccess.org www.ata.org Strategies and Solutions for Independent Living / Estrategias y Soluciones Para Vivir Independientemente / Tuesday, December 8th, 2009 Jane Vincent Center for Accessible Technology www.cforat.org email@example.com
www.ataccess.org www.atnet.org Project Purpose Engage underserved populations in thinking and talking about assistive technology – Broadest definition Create a statewide training model
www.ataccess.org www.atnet.org A Guide to Easier Living with Technology Published March 2009. Also available online: www.ataccess.org/contrib/ AGuidetoEasierLivingwithTechnology.html Provides information on a variety of AT that can be used throughout the day Oriented towards elders but relevant to most individuals
www.ataccess.org www.atnet.org Presentation agenda Introduction Examples from each chapter of the Senior Guide Information on national/state resources Presentation by local resource
www.ataccess.org www.atnet.org Presentation focus Low-tech Free or under $20 Strategies as well as products Adherence to Senior Guide Multiple opportunities for interaction
www.ataccess.org www.atnet.org Audience challenges Multi-lingual Skeptical about relevance and effectiveness Variable attention span
www.ataccess.org www.atnet.orgwww.ataccess.org www.ata.org The Training
www.ataccess.org www.atnet.org Some solutions you may have encountered Costly Complex Popular Hard to find
www.ataccess.org www.atnet.org Solutions were talking about today Free/low cost Simple Easy to find Personalized Ingenious!
www.ataccess.org www.atnet.org When might solutions be helpful? Waking up Eating Writing Visiting friends Shopping Relaxing Going to bed basically, any time!
www.ataccess.org www.atnet.org Waking up Vibrating/flashing alarm clocks Grab bars Caddies What else?
www.ataccess.org www.atnet.org Grooming Lighted mirrors Makeup by feel Magnetic clasps Velcro What else?
www.ataccess.org www.atnet.org Cooking Card inventory Jar/can openers Long oven mitts Fabric paint What else?
www.ataccess.org www.atnet.org Transportation Seat belt handles Swivel seats Paratransit What else?
www.ataccess.org www.atnet.org Shopping Bag handles Rolling walkers Folding currency What else?
www.ataccess.org www.atnet.org Dining Duct tape and foam Dycem Bent utensil handles What else?
www.ataccess.org www.atnet.org What else would you like to know?
www.ataccess.org www.atnet.org A Guide To Easier Living With Technology Stories of individuals who use assistive technology Examples of specific strategies and products Lists of nationwide resources
www.ataccess.org www.atnet.org Center for Accessible Technology (CforAT) 2547 8 th St. #12-A Berkeley, CA 94710 510-841-3224 x115 – CforAT provides demonstrations and evaluations for assistive computer technology, and information on a variety of technology accessibility topics. Local Resources
www.ataccess.org www.atnet.org Oakland Public Library Lynne Cutler, Extended Services Coordinator 659 14th Street Oakland, CA 94612 510-238-4974 – Extended Services include longer borrowing times, ability to check out more items at a time, and ability to authorize one or two others to check out materials for you. The Library system also has several computers with assistive technology installed. Local Resources (cont.)
www.ataccess.org www.atnet.org Local Resources (cont.) Center for Independent Living 1904 Franklin Street, Suite 320 Oakland, CA 94612 (510) 763-9999 – Assisting individuals to live as independently as possible by identifying their need for assistive technology devices or services and locating resources.
www.ataccess.org www.atnet.org Partnerships AT Network – Rosemarie Punzalan (San Bernardino) Independent Living Centers – Sheila Loftus, Rolling Start (San Bernardino) – Owen Camarco, RIL (Sacramento) Libraries – Lynne Cutler, Oakland Public Library Translators – Miryam Lara, San Bernardino – Eva Molina, Sacramento – Agnes Chang, Oakland
www.ataccess.org www.atnet.org AT Network is a project under the leadership of the Alliance for Technology Access and funded by the Department of Rehabilitation. For Information and Referral contact: 1-800-390-2699 (voice) 1-800-900-0706 (TTY) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.ataccess.org www.atnet.org
The Alliance for Technology Access (ATA) is a growing national and international network of technology resource centers, community-based organizations, agencies, individuals, and companies. For Information and Referral contact: 1-800-914-3017 (voice) 1-707-778-3015 (TTY) Email: email@example.com www.ataccess.org www.atnet.org