Community Partners Network To Bring Needed Equipment To Those With Disabilities

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Signal Centers Assistive Technology (AT) Services will host a Technology Reuse Meeting on Friday, from 10 a.m. – noon at the Tennessee River Room at the Tennessee Career Center, 5600 Brainerd Road, in the Eastgate Mall.

There will be a panel discussion about the importance of assistive technology for individuals with disabilities. The highlight of the discussion will be ways to partner with other businesses, agencies and organizations to put much needed equipment into the hands of people in the Chattanooga community.  Many individuals with disabilities desperately need equipment, on a daily basis, in order to stay connected in their home and work environments. 

“Signal Centers Assistive Technology Services staff partner with many other groups and organizations in our community and we welcome new partnerships to help our technology reutilization program continue to grow,” said Lana Little, Director of Assistive Technology Services.

The technology reuse meeting is expected to draw 25-30 participants, representing 75% of local community partners.

Signal Centers reutilization program includes the donation, repair and reuse of assistive technology for people with disabilities. This program provides free assistive technology to those individuals, and, if the technology is not available or is too costly, a design specialist often can find a solution.

All are welcome. For more information, contact Lana Little at 423 698-8528, ext. 501.



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