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Technology For All – Free Technology Summit for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Thursday, June 15, 2023
9:00 am to 12:30 pm

Technology For All invites you to register for its free technology summit on June 15, 2023. Technology For All is a technology training consortium who aims to increase technology literacy for individuals with disabilities and their families. Keynote speakers include:

Dr. Shea Tanis

Dr. Tanis is a well-respected professor from the University of Kansas. Her research is focused on how technology can benefit people with disabilities. As the Director of the Project of National Significance, State of the States, she is an expert on “Technology for All” projects in more than 15 states across the US. Dr. Tanis will discuss how technology is disrupting all aspects of our lives and the impact it can have on people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. She will explore how technology can provide new opportunities and support for individuals with disabilities to live more independently, work more effectively, and participate more fully in their communities.

Dr. Michael Gamel-McCormick

Michael Gamel-McCormick, PhD, is the Disability Policy Director for Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania. He held a similar position in the office of Sen. Tom Harkin, as well as being Sen. Harkin’s senior education staffer. He began his career as an early childhood education teacher, teaching in inclusive settings. He also was a special education technical assistance provider for over 40 counties and cities in Virginia. For 15 years, he was a professor and dean at the University of Delaware as well as the director of the university’s Center for Disabilities Studies. He earned his doctorate in human development and education from Virginia Commonwealth University, his masters in family and school counseling from the University of Wisconsin, and his B.S. in early childhood education and B.A. in psychology from the University of Delaware.

Other session topics include:

  • Artificial Intelligence, ChatGPT.
  • Smart Homes, Part 1.
  • How do you obtain funding for tech?
  • Remote Supports (Staff are just a phone call away).
  • VoiceIT communication translator for people with hard to understand speech.
  • Staying Safe on the Internet.
  • Using technology to get and keep a job.

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