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 Technology For People With Speech Related Disabilities
  3. Who Would’ve Thought…A Computer In Our Pocket!
  4. AI: What Are The Benefits And Dangers For People With Disabilities?
  5. Person Driven Tools For Employment, Using Low And High Tech Accommodations For Increased Success!
  6. Telehealth
  7. Transform Your Everyday With Alexa: Learn The Benefits Of Amazon’s Virtual Assistant Alexa
  8. AT Devices For Independence
  9. Helping Your Community And Having Fun!
  10. Exploring Smart Health Technologies
  11. Promoting Inclusion Through Digital Communications
  12. Remote Supports
  13. Guardians Of Privacy: Navigating The Digital Age Safely
  14. How To Be A Tech Partner
  15. Creating The Ohio Tech Ambassadors!
  16. Internet Apps To Support Independence And Self-Determination
  17. Able Accounts To Obtain Technology
  18. Staying Connecting Using Social Media
  19. Elevating Skills With Virtual Reality
  20. Augmentative And Alternative Communication (AAC) And Outcomes
  21. Around The Curve: Circumventing Roadblocks & Detours
  22. How To Get Enabling Technology From The Tennessee Department Of Intellectual And Developmental Disabilities
  23. Fitness And Health

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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