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Declaration Implementation Grants (DIGS) – Innovative technology solutions designed by and for self-advocates

Webinar: April 26, 2018
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. EST 


Please register for this free webinar here 

Declaration Implementation Grants (DIGS) – Innovative technology solutions designed by and for self-advocates

Join Shea Tanis, Associate Director, The Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities, and two of the Institute’s 2017 DIGS recipients; Laurie Dale, Senior Leader of Assistive Technology Solutions at Ability Beyond, and Juliana Huerena, from Self-Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE) as they discuss The Rights of People with Cognitive Disabilities to Technology and Information Access (the declaration) and how their individual projects are promoting the declaration by using technology to create sustainable opportunities for self-advocates. 
Both projects focus on empowering self-advocates thru technology. Laurie’s 2017 DIGS project; Peer-to-Peer Technology Solutions TIP Squad at Ability Beyond is creating a model for a sustainable tech program that is developed and staffed by self-advocates at service provider agencies. SABE’s presentation Tech Bridges: Inclusive by Design focuses on specific technology use and applications for self-advocates as featured at the Tech Expo, which is part of their National Convention in June, 2018. 

Audience members will increase their understanding and awareness of the impact that technology and access to information has for people with cognitive disabilities, while learning how the 2017 DIGS recipients are making this a day-to-day reality in their communities. 

This webinar is being co-sponsored by AAIDD's Technology Interest Network.