Monday, January 12, 2015

Assistive Technology and Aging FREE Webinar

The Great Lakes and Southwest ADA Centers have joined with RESNA to provide a series of free webinar sessions. 

Topic : Assistive Technology and Aging: Inclusive Solutions and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
When: Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Time: 3:00 pm ET
Cost: Free

Description: The American with Disabilities Act is more relevant today for older Americans than ever. Older individuals with disabilities are the largest and fastest-growing minority in the US thanks to a dramatic increase in life expectancy. Individuals with disabilities represent an estimated $1 Trillion in annual incomes. The ADA ensures that people with disabilities have access to public and private accommodations, yet seniors with disabilities still experience inclusion issues.
This webinar will explore access issues for individuals with disabilities in public and private accommodations as well as the gap in use of assistive technologies among older Americans.
We will discuss how affordable, low-tech, assistive technology (AT) may help older adults with disabilities obtain and maintain their independence in the community.

Learning Objectives:
1.     Participants will be able to identify three research-based benefits in the use of assistive technology by older Americans with disabilities.
2.     Participants will be able to list three new low tech assistive technology devices for daily living.
3.     Participants will be able to define what are Public Accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
4.     Participants will be able to state the components for accessible routes under the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design.

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