Assistive Technology helps disabled individuals at work and home

MARQUETTE — On Thursday night, the Superior Alliance for Independent Living held a presentation and demonstration on how individuals with disabilities can receive local help to retain or find a job in our communities.

Attendees were able to learn about and try out low cost assistive technology devices that are commonly used by individuals with disabilities in the workforce. Presenters shared their experiences and knowledge on the subject, and included Judy Rosemergy, a Co-founder and Board Member of SAIL, and Roy DelValle, the District Manager of Michigan Rehabilitation Services.

“So today actually, July 26th, is the day that the ADA, the Americans With Disabilities Act, was signed 28 years ago,” said SAIL Executive Director, Sarah Peurakoski. “So we’re celebrating the fact that the civil rights legislation was passed, and that we’re still fighting for rights for people with disabilities.”

The alliance held a few other presentations earlier this week, including a historical view of adaptive technology, and then disabilities in sports and recreation overview.