People First – Technology For All Technology Summit

For every person with an Intellectual or Developmental Disability to have and use as much technology as the average American for independence and self-determination.

For people without disabilities, technology makes things easier.
For people with disabilities, technology makes things possible.

 IBM, 1991

June 25, 2024
Agenda (times are Central Time)


Mark Friedman and David Taylor

9:00 – 9:10



9:10 – 9:20

Keynote Speech

Jennifer White, CEO, Able Opportunities

9:20 – 9:40

Breakout Sessions One

  1. Remote Supports
  2. Voice for difficult speech to understand speech
  3. Smartphone Apps and Accessibility
  4. Apps for Self-Determination
  5. Employment
  6. Telehealth
  7. How to Use an Alexa
  8. AT devices for independence
  9. Volunteering – Making a Difference
  10. Exploring Smart Health Technologies
  11. Promoting Inclusion through Communications
  12. Remote Supports
  13. Staying Safe on the Internet
  14. Fitness and Nutrition
  15. Ohio Technology Ambassadors

9:40 – 10:25

Break and Music

10:25 – 10:35

Breakout Sessions Two

10:35 – 11:20


Free Alexa Echo Dot drawing

11:20 – 11:30

The Technology Summit is funded under a Grant Contract with the State of Tennessee, Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.


1. How much does the Tech Summit cost to register?

It’s absolutely free.

2. Who should attend?

People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, family members, allies, advocates, professionals, and tech experts.

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