ABC’s of Assistive Technology for Aging
The New Hampshire Telephone Museum introduced "POP-UP EVENTS" last year. POP-UP's are programs, exhibits and/or lectures that are scheduled at the last minute or are only available for a short time.
The museum will be hosting their first Pop-Up Event on Thursday, April 19th called the "ABC’s of Assistive Technology for Aging".
Assistive Technology, or AT as it is commonly called, encompasses a wide variety of low- and high-tech devices and services. Participants in this workshop will learn about a variety of everyday devices to help maintain functional capabilities. Imagine you are unable to hear the television, or you suffer from memory loss and repeatedly forget to take your medication. Maybe you have lost your peripheral vision or suffered a stroke and now have trouble communicating. Maybe the arthritis in your hands makes it difficult to cook or garden.
These are only a few examples of situations where AT can help. In addition to exploring and touching the wide variety of devices available to assist with functional limitations, participants will learn about a sampling of apps available to help with vision, hearing, communication and memory tasks.
Speaker: Stacy Driscoll is currently an assistive technology specialist and project coordinator for ATinNH. She holds a graduate certificate in Assistive Technology and a master's degree in Education. She has provided services to individuals with disabilities for over 25 years and conducts AT workshops on a variety of topics. She has a special interest in assistive technology and aging.
- April 19, 2018
- 3:00PM - 4:00PM