T1 Blended Online and In-Person Learning Program

Principal Investigator

Carolyn Phillips, M.Ed.

Team

Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., Liz Persaud, B.A.,

Project Alumni

Ben Jacobs

Overview

This project will provide professionals and students with a program of online and in-person training on basic skills in Universal Design, Accessibility, and Rehabilitation Engineering Research.  The educational programming will include an online boot camp with a series of videos, archived in-person training materials, podcasts, internships local organizations.  Professionals and students who complete this program will have a better understanding of design practices and ultimately how to design effective technologies for aging-in-place.

Four girls using special glasses to read prescription bottlesA mobile robot being used by a woman in a wheelchair

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Stay Connected: Using AT to Reduce Social Isolation

The Tools for Life team wrote and produced a three-minute video outlining extreme health issues associated with social isolation along with possible assistive technology solutions. The video highlighted three products: Echo Show, Grand Pad, Bird Song. 

COVID-19 Accessible Resources

TechSAge Training team members along with the services and learning team at the Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation (CIDI), have spent the last year working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Foundation towards the goal of making public health information about COVID-19 accessible. Topics cover symptoms of coronavirus, vaccinations, safety recommendations and more. Check out the complete archive of accessible resources available in Braille, ASL, plain language and more on the microsite: COVID-19 Accessible Resources

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