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.
GIVE BACK DAY
WHEN: Saturday, December 6, all day
WHERE: Ruby Tuesday, 5595 Hwy. 153, Hoxson
Love Ruby Tuesday's? So do we! Join us anytime on Saturday, December 6 at Ruby Tuesday's in Hixson. Bring this coupon or let the server know you're there for Signal Centers, and they will donate 20% of your purchase! It's an easy way to support Signal Centers and eat a delicious meal!