Our address is:
2300 Bailey Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37404
Signal Centers’ AT Center provides assistive technology that modifies items in the home and workplace for individuals with disabilities to gain and maintain self-sufficiency.
* Computers, Video Magnifiers, Toys, Switches
* Augmentative Communication Systems
* Training and Demonstrations
* Information and Referrals
* Specialized Equipment
WHEN: All month in November
WHAT: Battery operated toys
WHERE TO DROP OFF: Toys may be dropped off at Signal Centers Assistive Technology Center, 2300 Bailey Ave., Chattanooga, OR Signal Centers Main Campus, 109 N. Germantown Rd., Chattanooga.
TOY DRIVE CRITERIA:
Toy sings or makes noise when activated
Toy moves when activated (such as dancing, moves head, vibrates, etc.)
Toy stays put if on a table (so no racecars that roll quickly or toys that run)
Toy only has one or two things that toy does when turned on
One button operation that turns it off and on (e.g. press the nose, toy turns on and starts singing, press nose again, toy stops)
LOW VISION EXPO
WHEN: December 5, 2014, 10 A.M. - 2 P.M.
WHERE: North River Civic Center, 1009 Executive Dr., Ste. 102, Hixson, TN 37343
- Learn about low vision resources
- Check out the latest technologies and optical magnifiers
- Connect with area service providers
- Enjoy entertainment and visual arts presented by regional visually impaired artisans
- EXPO is FREE
The expo will also include a 2-hour workshop presented by Luis Perez, a nationally recognized technology and accessibility educator, speaker and author. Perez, who has a visual impairment, has experienced firsthand how technology can improve the lives of people with disabilities in a positive and meaningful way. The workshop will target visually impaired iPhone and iPad users and will demonstrate in detail how those with low vision can use this technology, including an overview of the most critical apps. Seating for the workshop will be limited to 25-30 seats. Cost is $50/per person.
You can also give back by donating your unused low vision devices. For more information on event sponsorship, vendor opportunities or to reserve a spot in the workshop, please contact Cheryl Saucier at (423) 629-4171, ext. 501
TOY ADAPTATION WORKSHOP
WHEN: December 6, 2014, 10 A.M. - 2 P.M.
WHERE: Signal Centers Assistive Technology Center, 2300 Bailey Ave., Chattanooga
REGISTRATION: the cost is $35/per person and covers all materials. To register, call Assistive Technology Services at 423-629-4174.
After the November Toy Drive, Signal Centers will host a workshop to teach participants how to adopt the toys and make the switches. The 3-part workshop will include basic soldering and tool safety with practice on scrap wire; adapting a toy from start to finish; and making switches for the toys. No experience is necessary. This workshop is ideal for families wanting a volunteer project, organizations wanting a team-building activity or families/caregivers of a child with a disability.
In 1991, Signal Centers opened Assistive Technology Services, providing technology services to ten counties in Southeast Tennessee. The focus of Signal Centers' Assistive Technology (AT) Services is to promote the incorporation of technology in the lives of people with disabilities. AT Services uses technology to empower people with disabilities, to give them control and to provide them with choices in all aspects of their lives.
The AT Center is one of five Assistive Technology Resource Centers in the Tennessee Technology Access Program (TTAP). It is also one of forty certified Assistive Technology Resource Centers in the national Alliance for Technology Access (ATA).
We provide demonstration, reutilization and design, device loan and training services for individuals, caregivers and professionals.
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