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INDATA Project to host 'Demo Days' Sept. 25

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

TERRE HAUTE -- Aids for daily living are devices that assist people with disabilities to accomplish activities such as dressing, personal hygiene, bathing, home maintenance, cooking and eating.

The INDATA project at Easter Seals Crossroads is hosting a year-long series of free statewide "Demo Days" showcasing different assistive technology devices. The next "Demo Day" will feature electronic aids that assist people in daily living activities and will take place from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Friday, Sept. 25, at the WILL Center, 4312 S. 7th St., Terre Haute.

In addition to daily living devices, there will be some environmental control devices that can include using the telephone, remote control devices for turning on/off the television and lights and opening and closing doors. These are devices that provide safe access to one's living environment.

Anyone interested in learning about the many low-tech and high-tech assistive technology devices available is invited to attend the demonstration.

A variety of devices will be demonstrated to address vision, hearing, dressing and reading, including: magnifiers, book readers, remote control units, zipper pulls, wireless TV amplifier, color identifier, large button telephone with amplification, seat assistant, page turner and other items of interest.

To register for a free half hour appointment during "Demo Day," call Carol Girt at 1-888-466-1314. Those interested in attending are urged to register by 4 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 24.

The INDATA Project at Easter Seals Crossroads provides information and access to assistive technology at no charge for Hoosiers with disabilities. These statewide services are derived through the Indiana Assistive Technology Act (INDATA) state/federal grant and include: device demonstrations, device loans, recycled computers, reutilized assistive technology equipment, alternative financing resources and educational trainings and conferences.

Easter Seals Crossroads is a community resource working in partnership with children and adults with disabilities or special needs and their families to promote growth, independence and dignity.

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