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Aging2.0 Washington D.C. | Hacking Accessibility
Join the Washington, D.C. chapter of Aging2.0 for an exciting mini hackathon!
Accessible products and spaces are important to people of all abilities and ages. When we design for all, communities flourish and everyone benefits from the social, political and economic growth sparked by such inclusivity. Join the #A2DC Chapter as we spend the evening using collaborative problem solving to propose solutions to the most pertinent accessibility issues in the disability and aging fields today. For this hackathon, participants will have one hour to select a topic, create a hypothetical solution and prepare a verbal presentation to be given to the judges. The best solution of the evening will win a cash prize!
Special Note to Attendees Who Plan to Hack: When you arrive at the event, please form teams of 3-4 people. As a team, please choose one problem statement from a list of problem statements, created by our Expert Facilitators. You will have one hour to hack. During that one hour, you will have access to our Expert Facilitators who can provide feedback and insight on the problem statement your team has chosen. Within that one hour, you will need to create a 2 minute verbal presentation that you will then present to our panel of judges. Judges will decide on a winner! Finally, we encourage all hackers to check out the Stanford Center on Longevity Design Challenge and submit any ideas they may have for that challenge.
Innovation Opportunity Statements to Hack:
1. Create a set of incentives to increase the supply of universally designed homes that are affordable
2. More than 2.5 million people are treated for falls each year. What solution could minimize injuries?
3. There is a great need for homes to be made accessible with a zero step entry. How can the need to use steps be eliminated or minimized?
4. How can the housing industry and health care system coordinate services to ensure accessibility as we age?
5. What solution could address the accessibility barrier of entering a bathtub or shower stall?
6. Many people aging in place in the community are in need of multiple types of assistive services. What solution would allow you to triage need within the community so that effective and evidence-based interventions can occur in order to avoid costly medical crises?
When: Thursday, October 20th from 6:00 - 8:30pm
Where: The Residences at Thomas Circle | 1330 Massachusetts Ave NW (Near McPherson Square Metro Stop)
Cost: Early Bird ($5), General Admission ($10), Last Minute ($20)
Food and beverage are included
6:30-6:35pm Brief Introductions
Overview by Matt Johnston (Residences at Thomas Circle)
6:35-7:35pm Form Teams, Choose Accessiblity Topic and HACK AWAY!
Susan Kimmel Deborah Rozell Sheena Jaffer
Homes Renewed Innovative Inclusive Design Assistive Tech Program for DC
8:05-8:25pm Judging and Keynote Speaker:
César Barreto, Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator
District Department of Transportation (DDOT)
8:25-8:30pm Winner Announced by Jake Tunney Aging2.0 Baltimore Chapter Ambassador
Closing Remarks and Special Announcement
Hosts: Aging2.0 Washington, D.C. Chapter Team
The Residences at Thomas Circle is happy to announce our newly renovated Lobby and Assisted Living areas!
The renovations include:
-Complete Building Wi-Fi Coverage (Free to Residents and Guests)
-New Reception Desk
-Gourmet Coffee in Lobby
-Happy Hour and Special Events Bar
-New Dining Room
-Complete Lobby Upgrade
-New Furniture and Artwork
-New Energy Efficient Air Conditioning
-New State of the Art Fresh Air Circulation System
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Aging2.0® is a global innovation platform on a mission to accelerate innovation to improve the lives of older adults around the world.
Aging2.0 connects, educates and supports innovators through community building (including the Alliance and Chapter communities), events, and programming. Over the past 4 years, Aging2.0 has hosted more than 300 events around the world, cultivating a robust ecosystem of entrepreneurs, technologists, designers, investors, senior care providers and seniors themselves.