Real Access: Tech Blog #1

Sep 9 2016
Real Access L Tech Blog #1

Real Access: Tech Blog #1

Welcome to the Tech Supports for Cognition & Learning (TSCL) blog that is an outgrowth of our partnership with Mercy College. Since 2014, the staff of Arc of Westchester have been collaborating with the faculty and students from the college to develop solutions, often using everyday technology, such as tablets, smartphones and apps, to address some of the daily living needs of the people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including autism, that we serve. Our goal is to help, through low and high tech solutions, increase the functional independence and inclusion in community life of all people.

We welcome your comments and ideas.

Technology has become a part of everyday life for many of us – we apply for jobs on the Internet, stay in touch with each other via Facebook and other social media and purchase everything from groceries to clothes on Amazon. However, for many people with intellectual disabilities, the amazing resources of technology are out of their reach. Everyone should have access to this digital world, but people with cognitive disabilities face challenges of finding the resources to pay for technology access, overcoming the lack of cognitive accessibility of the web and limited training opportunities.

Arc of Westchester is honored to be working with the Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities to make this happen. Since 2014, they have been promoting their Declaration for “The Rights of People with Cognitive Disabilities to Technology and Information Access.

Please help us by clicking the link below and show your support by signing the Declaration.

The moderator of this blog is Jordan Jankus, Technologist Arc of Westchester and The Arc Tech Navigator Fellow

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