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Experts in disabilities technology will explore the iCanConnect program during a Lunchtime Learning session on Aug. 7 at UD's Center for Disabilities Studies.

Aug. 7: iCanConnect at CDS

Center for Disabilities Studies to host program on iCanConnect program


9:44 a.m., July 22, 2014--Many Delawareans with combined hearing and vision loss may be eligible for free communications technology and training through the federal iCanConnect program, administered in Delaware by the University of Delaware’s Center for Disabilities Studies (CDS).

The iCanConnect program provides outreach, assessments, telecommunications technology and training free of charge to those who meet federal eligibility guidelines.

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Experts in disabilities technology will explore iCanConnect in a one-hour Lunchtime Learning session to be held from noon-1 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 7, at CDS, located at 461 Wyoming Road in Newark. Presenting will be: 

  • Sonja Rathel, program coordinator, Delaware Assistive Technology Initiative, Center for Disabilities Studies;
  • Karen Latimer, assistive technology specialist, Delaware Assistive Technology Initiative, Center for Disabilities Studies; and
  • Melodye May, social service administrator of independent living services, Delaware Division for the Visually Impaired.

To register for Lunchtime Learning – and to learn more about how iCanConnect is answering the communication needs of Delawareans –complete the online registration form. Accommodations can be provided if requests are made before Aug. 1.

Those who attend are welcome to bring a bag lunch. Water and snacks will be provided. Plan to arrive before noon so the program can start on time. 

In Delaware, iCanConnect project partners include the Delaware Division for the Visually Impaired, the Delaware Program for Children with Deaf-Blindness and the Delaware Assistive Technology Initiative.

About the Center for Disabilities Studies

As a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, the Center for Disabilities Studies (CDS) supports the well-being, inclusion and empowerment of people with disabilities and their families. 

The mission of the center is to enhance the lives of individuals and families through education, prevention, service and research related to disabilities. 

CDS promotes independence and productivity so individuals and families can fully participate in the life of their communities in Delaware and beyond. 

For further information, visit the CDS website or Facebook page, or call 302-831-6974. 

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