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Adapted Technology Program

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The Adapted Technology Program (ATP) at Inglis has connected people with physical disabilities to the world through technology for more than 20 years.

Long recognized for its outstanding work with residents using the Inglis House Computer Lab, the program has recently expanded through grant funding so that people of all ages with disabilities throughout the Greater Philadelphia can increase their computer access and skills.

All the work of the Adapted Technology Program is funded by grants and individual donors to help bridge the gap for people with disabilities and accessible technology.

Adapted Technology Highlights:

  • Implementing Smart Home Technologies for people with disabilities living independently in the community.
  • Creating access to computers and adapted technology for approximately 250 residents of Inglis House through the Adapted Technology Lab.
  • Thirty-five workstations are available and can be quickly modified to meet personal user needs by highly skilled, dedicated staff members through goals-based training.
  • Testing and use of the latest technology (e.g., Tobii Eye Gaze, Tecla Shield and 3D printing equipment) to accommodate consumers with various disabilities.
  • Partner with national organizations such as Comcast, Amazon WGBH Boston, and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia to test and develop national prototype standards for accessibility features for future technologies and tools. 
  • Support consumers and residents who live independently in the community with adapted technology assessments and training.
  • Providing in-room tech support for the tablets, mobile phones and laptops used by residents and consumers via a grant-supported internship.
  • Partnering with the Pennsylvania Technology Foundation (PATF) to help consumers fund computer and adapted technology purchases to improve their computer literacy and access.
  • Recognized for excellence by the Philadelphia Mayor’s Commission on People with Disabilities.
  • All ATP staff are nationally certified as Assistive Technology professionals by the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA).

Please contact ATP administrators: Lea Frontino, VP, Information & Adapted Technology lea.frontino@inglis.org (215) 581-0770; or Dawn Waller, Program Director, dawn.waller@inglis.org (215) 581-0735 for additional information.