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Tapping into the Invisible Consumer Base: People with Disabilities and Older Adults

Wednesday, April 9 10:30am–12:00pm

Presented by Free Library of Philadelphia, GenPhilly (a program of Philadelphia Corporation for Aging) and the Philadelphia Link

Can an app help those with visual disabilities see the world? A moderated panel and group discussion will highlight opportunities for access to technology, operational barriers to usage, adaptation and adoption, as well as product development.

Participants will gain insights into hidden intersections between technology, aging and disability and the quickly evolving technological implications for this consumer group.

Keynote: Tobey Dichter, Generations Online, Founder

Co-Facilitators: - Tom Panzarella, Love Park Robotics, Founder - Michele McKeone, Autism Expressed, Founder

Panelists:

  • Sandra McNally, PA Institute on Assistive Technology at the Temple Institute on Disabilities, Director

  • Austin Seraphin, Accessibility Consultant

  • Caitlin Seifritz, Free Library of Philadelphia, Librarian

  • Bill Thompson, Software Trainer, specializing in work with seniors

  • Stacey Mosley, Data Scientist, Office of Innovation and Technology, City of Philadelphia

The Free Library of Philadelphia, Montgomery Auditorium
1901 Vine St.