Programs and Services
Assistive Technology Program
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 between the ages of 18-64 with disabilities throughout the Greater Philadelphia can increase their technology access and skills.
Much 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; open 363 days a year.
- Thirty-five workstations are available and can be quickly modified to meet personal user needs by highly skilled and dedicated staff members through goal-based training.
- Testing and use of the latest technology (e.g., Tobii Eye Gaze, Smart Home Technology 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. Over 750 assessments in the Philadelphia area since 2011.
- Providing in-room tech support for the tablets, mobile phones, smart home technology, laptops, etc. used by residents
- 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 or studying to become nationally certified as Assistive Technology professionals by the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA).
- Actively works with Inglis Therapy departments on customized 3D-printed interventions to increase the independence of Inglis residents.
- Offers weekly cell-phone/tablet workshops to residents to improve their skills on their personal technology.
- Offer weekly Virtual Reality sessions for Inglis residents to experience virtual adventures. Residents virtually travel to see the beautiful art at the Louvre, ride on an exhilarating roller coaster or even ride along for an African Safari!
Please contact Charles Sammartino, Manager Assistive Tech Solutions, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (215) 581-0767 for additional information.