Free Demonstrations

TechACCESS provides free demonstrations of assistive technology to the public. All are invited. These workshops are free.  Some require pre-registration.

To Register
Call
401-463-0202 (Voice/TDD)  or Toll-Free: 800-916-8324
E-mail
techaccess AT techaccess-ri DOT org 

Technology Demonstrations

a hand touching a tablet screenThese demonstrations are intended for adults and offer attendees an opportunity to preview technology in our adapted computer lab.  Equipment available for demonstration includes: tablets, reading accommodations, communication and alternate access.  These sessions are designed for demonstration and trial use only and are not individual evaluation sessions. TechACCESS staff will not make formal recommendations.

All demonstrations take place at TechACCESS.  Please call to request an appointment

Funding for these sessions is provided by the Assistive Technology Access Partnership (ATAP) under grant #H224A060039 from the Department of Education.  However, content does not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal government.

 

ATAP/ATEL Technology and Communication Strategies for Persons with Hearing Loss

an adapted telephoneThis demonstration is presented at TechACCESS of RI by Denise Corson, ATEL Program Coordinator, and James Litvack, a life long user of hearing loss technology

These sessions demonstrate technology that can improve access at home, work and in social settings. The following equipment will be demonstrated:

Adaptive Telephone Equipment Loan (ATEL) Program equipment, which includes amplified phones and the CapTel. The CapTel is fairly new technology that allows you to view word-for-word captions of your telephone conversations.

  • Signaling devices such as alarm clocks, telephone ringers, doorbells and baby monitors.
  • Personal amplification for conversations, meetings, social events and television.

Attendees can loan out equipment, on a first come first service basis, to see if the equipment is appropriate for their needs.

When: 6:00 to 7:00 PM, on the 2nd Wednesday of each month.

Registration: These workshops are free and no registration is required. However, please call ahead in case of  inclement weather.

 

After School Tech Time

slide2_ipads.jpgSelected afternoons are set aside for After School Tech Time – an informal, fun time for teachers, students and parents to explore educational and assistive technologies with support from our knowledgeable staff. These sessions are designed for demonstration and trial use only and are not individual evaluation sessions. TechACCESS staff will not make formal recommendations. Appointments are required.

 

Registration: 50-minute sessions are available, by appointment, at 2:00 PM, 3:30 PM and 4:30 PM. Call early to reserve your date and time.

This program is offered through the Schools Project at TechACCESS of RI.