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Older Adults Will SOARR With Technology In Colorado
The Center for Inclusive Design and Engineering (CIDE) is developing a sustainable approach to providing tech support to older adults throughout Colorado.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, technology offers a way for friends and family members to visit and stay connected despite social distancing. Unfortunately, these efforts are often hampered by barriers to technology older adults may experience. Individuals over age 65 are not digital natives, and many have sensory, motor, and/or cognitive impairments that make navigating touch screens, operating systems, and online environments difficult. In response, Colorado’s Assistive Technology (AT) Act Program, the Center for Inclusive Design and Engineering (CIDE), is developing a unique approach to providing tech support to older adults throughout the state. The initiative is Supporting Older Adults through Relationships and Resources with Technology (SOARR) and is the subject of the latest AT3 Center case study. Learn how this initiative got off the ground and CIDE’s lessons learned for program replication.
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The Assistive Technology Act Technical Assistance and Training Center (AT3 Center) is a project funded under grant award #90ATT0003 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Community Living (ACL). The AT3 Center provides technical assistance and support to AT Act Programs funded under Section 4 of the Assistive Technology Act of 1998, as amended (P.L. 108-364). The AT3 Center is a sponsored project of the Association of Assistive Technology Act Programs (ATAP). The information on this website does not necessarily reflect the position or policy of ACL, and no official endorsement should be inferred.
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