Free Virtual Technology for All 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

There will be two pre-Summit sessions prior to the Summit to help new people learn Zoom to fully participate in the Summit:

Videos on “How to use Zoom” and “How to Find a Tech Partner” coming soon.

SUMMIT June 15, 2023
Schedule 9:00am-12:30pm ET

Optional Coffee Klatch

Mark Friedman & Debbie Robinson: Informal chat and get togethers



Mark Friedman & Debbie Robinson



Charlotte Wroton, Associate Director, Philadelphia Intellectual disAbility Services
Jeremy Yale and Lauren House, Office of Developmental Programs (video)
Michael Gamel--McCormick, Disability Policy Director for
Pennsylvania US Senator Bob Casey


Keynote Speech

Shea Tanis, Professor, University of Kansas


Breakout Rooms

  1. How to Find a Technology Partner.
  2. What is Artificial Intelligence, ChatGPT?
  3. What is a Smart Home and How Can it Help Me?
  4. How Do You Obtain Funding for Tech?
  5. Remote Supports (Staff are just a phone call away).
  6. VoiceiTT (Communication Translator for People With Hard to Understand Speech)
  7. Staying Safe on the Internet.
  8. Using Technology to Get and Keep a Job.
  9. How to Apply to the $30/mo Affordable Connectivity Program?
  10. How to Google Search Your Favorite Things.
  11. Tecnología Para Todos (Spanish Group).
  12. Open Conversation About Technology: Meet New People.
  13. How Can Alexa Voice Assistant Help You?
  14. Unleash Your Power: How Technology Supports Self-Directed Services.
  15. Assistive Technology.
  16. Having Fun on the Internet.
  17. Learn Tips on How to Use the Internet to Promote Independence for School and Employment.
  18. Social Media.
  19. Making a Difference in Your Community.



Music and Slide Show


Panel on Remote Supports

Gregg Kelinson, KenCrest
Nathan Gerhard, Keystone
Season Jackson & Christina Lawley, SafeInHome
Jason Ray, Simply-Home


Breakout Rooms (repeated)



Drawing for 3 Alexa Echo Dots 5


A logo of Vision for equality
A logo of Philadelphia Intellectual Disability Services

The Summit is Sponsored by Vision for Equality and Philadelphia Intellectual disAbility Services.


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.

3. Is there a pre-meeting?

Yes, there will be two pre-meetings to let new people using Zoom to fully participate in the Summit and to answer any questions.

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