ACT Calendar of Events

Community Reutilization, Networking, and

Informational Meeting

Join Mid-South Access Center for Technology and the Tennessee Library for Accessible Books and Media on June 6th from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Orange Mound Community Center for our annual Community Reutilization, Networking, and Informational Meeting.  Come and learn about the assistive technology, loan, demonstration, and reuse programs. Stop by and visit various vendors to learn about services offered to help seniors as well as individuals who have disabilities.

Assistive technology was first defined in the Technology-Related Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities Act of 1988 (P.L. 100-407) as "any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities." Assistive technology is anything that makes it easier for an individual to see, play, learn, write, read, move around, communicate, get dressed, eat and bathe. 

What is reutilization? Reutilization is the donation, repair, and reuse of technology, devices, and durable medical equipment for individuals with disabilities.

Day/Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Location: Orange Mound Community Center - 2590 Park Avenue - Memphis, TN 38111

To register:  Call 901-678-1489 or email act@memphis.edu to request a registration form via email or fax.

Special Accommodation Request(s): Deadline - May 31, 2019

 

 

Assistive Technology (AT) Demonstration Fridays

Weekly sessions on Fridays from 12:30p.m. until 1:30 p.m.

Overview and Demonstration of Low Vision Aids for Individuals with Vision impairments

Monthly Support Group Meetings

3-N-1 Blind Awareness Togetherness (BATS), BRAINIACTS, Rolling with the Punches (wheelchair-users) Joint Support Group Meeting

Date: Fourth Friday of Each Month
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: 119 Patterson Hall
Registration: Call 901-678-1489 or email us at act@memphis.edu

Braille-User Support Group Meeting

Date: Fourth Friday of Each Month
Time: 11:00 a.m - 1:00 p.m.

Have you ever wondered how a person who has low vision uses Braille in their everyday lives? Have you wished to use Braille and needed to know how to get started?

Come learn about Braille from Braille users and find out about community resources to learn Braille. A Braille user will be on site to demonstrate how they use Braille and provide tips for learning Braille.
Please Email us at act@memphis.edu to confirm attendance or call us at 901-678-1489.

Special Note: Call us at 901-678-1489 three working days prior to the meeting to request special accommodations.

3-N-1 Blind Awareness Togetherness (BATS), BRAINIACTS, Rolling with the Punches (wheelchair-users) Joint Support Group Meeting.

Date: Fourth Friday of Each Month
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: 119 Patterson Hall
Registration: Call 901-678-1489 or email us at act@memphis.edu

Braille-User Support Group Meeting

Date: Fourth Friday of Each Month
Time: 11:00 a.m - 1:00 p.m.

Have you ever wondered how a person who has low vision uses Braille in their everyday lives? Have you wished to use Braille and needed to know how to get started?

Come learn about Braille from Braille users and find out about community resources to learn Braille. A Braille user will be on site to demonstrate how they use Braille and provide tips for learning Braille.
Please Email us at act@memphis.edu to confirm attendance or call us at 901-678-1489.

Special Note: Call us at 901-678-1489 three working days prior to the meeting to request special accommodations.

Assistive Technology (AT) Demonstration Fridays

Weekly sessions on Fridays from 12:30p.m. until 1:30 p.m.

Overview and Demonstration of Low Vision Aides for Individuals with Vision Impairments