Assistive Technology Lab

What is Assistive Technology?

Assistive Technology (AT) is an item or a piece of equipment that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities in all aspects of life, including at school, at work, at home, and in the community. Assistive technology ranges on a continuum from low-tech (walkers and bath benches) to high-tech (using your smart phone to turn on and off your lights). Anyone who has a disability and wants assistance to accomplish a task should consider assistive technology.  
 
 
Coastal Regional Commission Area Agency on Aging houses its very own technology lab in cooperation with Georgia Tech. The lab is set up like a studio apartment, giving individuals the opportunity to actually put their hands on items designed to make everyday life more manageable or leisure time more fun! Throughout the lab, you will find things to assist people when faced with mobility issues, dementia care, vision loss, communication problems, hearing loss, and much more.  
 
 
We have a spoon that controls a tremor and a talking microwave, as well as outlets that you can control from your smart phone or tablet. Access classes are held the last Wednesday of each month from 10 AM to noon, where participants are invited to bring their smart device and our Assistive Technology Consultant can assist setting up of applications and helping you get more familiar with the smart device. Persons, who are having difficulty accomplishing a task due to a disability, can call our office to set up a time for a private consultation as well.

Senior Services Seminar and Assistive Technology Lab Open House
Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 9:00 AM to Noon
 
Ever wondered how to get services through the Area Agency on Aging?
 
Register for the Seminar and Open House; Registration is $15.00 per person.
 
Home Health Office Managers, Social Workers, and other staff are invited to join us to learn more about...............
  • How to make referrals to our agency
  • How to get your agency information in our database for us to share with others
  • Home and Community-Based Services (Older Americans Act Funding)
  • Social Security Basics / Medicare Savings Programs
  • CCSP Eligibility 101 (Financial Eligibility, Cost Share, and Estate Recovery)
  • Basics of other Medicaid Waivers ( SOURCE / ICWP / NOW-COMP / GAPP)
  • How you can help your clients through the use of assistive technology
Get handouts and other resources to help you understand basic programs and services for the elderly and for people with disabilities in Georgia. Go home with detailed information about qualifications and requirements for programs through the Area Agency on Aging. The more you understand, the better you will be able to help your clients. So register today! Call Peggy at 912-437-0861 for more information or print form, and mail $15.00 check to Coastal Regional Commission. Register today!
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