Assistive Technology and Aging: Inclusive Solutions and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

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.

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NOTE: No credit is available for reviewing the recorded session.

Speakers

Aimee Sterk LLMSW,

Andrew Winnegar Consultant, Southwest ADA Center