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Tapping into the Invisible Consumer Base: People with Disabilities and Older Adults
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT)
Join GenPhilly, the Philadelphia Link, and the Free Library of Philadelphia for a discussion on intersections between technology, aging and disability, and the quickly evolving technological implications for this consumer group.
Topics will include: (1) the challenges related to access to technology, (2) operational barriers to usage, (3) adaptation and adoption, and (4) product development.
10 - 10:30 a.m.
Demostrations & Networking
10:30 a.m. - Noon
- Tobey Dichter, Founder & CEO of Generations on Line; Board Chair, The Free Library Foundation
- Tom Panzarella, Founder & CEO, Love Park Robotics
- Michele McKeone, Founder, Autism Expressed
- Current devices and resources to make access easier: Sandra Mcnally, Director, PA institute on Assistive Technology, Temple Institute on Disabilities
- Keyspots and other innovations in Philadelphia: Caitlyn Seifritz, Librarian, Social Science and History Department, Free Library of Philadelphia
- Using technology to navigate the environment: a firsthand experience: Austin Seraphin, Accessibility Consultant
- Working with senior centers to increase access: Bill Thompson, Older Adult Software Trainer
- Stacey Mosely, Data Scientist, City’s Office of Innovation and Technology
Need special accommodations? We'd love to assist. Please email with any accommodations requests at least 2 weeks prior to the event.
When & Where
GenPhilly, Philadlephia LINK, and The Free Library of Philadelphia
GenPhilly is a network of emerging professionals who are inspiring all Philadelphians to connect with older adults through their work and personal lives. GenPhilly is a program of Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA). www.GenPhilly.org
Free Library of Philadelphia's mission is to advance literacy, guide learning, and inspire curiosity. Its vision is to build an enlightened community devoted to lifelong learning. www.FreeLibrary.org
Philadelphia Link is a collaborative effort of organizations in Philadelphia that work with people with disabilities and older adults. We aim to share quality information and better serve the people we work with.