To foster broadband technology awareness and access for all local seniors and adults with disabilities, the Mayor’s Office of San Francisco, in collaboration with the Department of Aging and Adult Services, the Department of Technology and the Community Living Campaign, hosted an Aging and Disability Technology Summit at City Hall on May 15, 2012.
The Summit included:
- Engaging, informative and thought-provoking Plenary Sessions.
- Workshops on a wide range of topics – the What and Why of Broadband Computer access.
- Interactive, hands-on computer niches where people tried out different learning opportunities including medical research, Facebook, email and more.
- Large-scale video displays featuring website demonstrations in which conference attendees can actually participate.
- Program and workshop translation offered for Spanish and Cantonese speaking participants.
The Summit kicked off a City-wide program of Free Internet Access and Training for Seniors and Adults with Disabilities. The Summit and computer installation, access, and training are funded by the City with a federal Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) grant.
Here is a full-recap of the Summit.
Here are some of the pictures of this event, in a slide-show.
Click here to view all the pictures.