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Mobile Device Demonstration for People with Dexterity and Mobility Limitations Set for April 22 at Shepherd Center

An upcoming seminar will highlight accessibility features found on the latest versions of the iPhone, as well as Android and Windows phones. These features are useful for consumers with dexterity and mobility impairments.

People attending the free event scheduled for 10 to 11:30 a.m. April 22 in the Callaway Auditorium at Shepherd Center in Atlanta will also have an opportunity to try out some of the latest smartphones, “phablets” (big smartphones) and tablets during the seminar. Or, if attendees need help with their own device, experts will be on hand to assist with accessibility issues users may be experiencing.

This seminar is the first in a series of such events scheduled for this spring and summer across the country. Shepherd Center, the Wireless Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (Wireless RERC, a research collaboration between Shepherd Center and the Georgia Institute of Technology) and AT&T are hosting the events with funding from an AT&T grant of $50,000.

The public is invited to attend, but should register in advance by contacting Ben Lippincott at or 404-894-7034. Or, visit the Wireless RERC website for more information and to register online at

Other seminars will be held later this spring and summer in Austin and Dallas, Texas, Chicago, Ill., and Washington, D.C.

Click here to read a previously published article about this series of seminars.

About Shepherd Center

Shepherd Center provides world-class clinical care, research, and family support for people experiencing the most complex conditions, including spinal cord and brain injuries, multi-trauma, traumatic amputations, stroke, multiple sclerosis, and pain. An elite center recognized as both Spinal Cord Injury and Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems, Shepherd Center is ranked by U.S. News as one of the nation’s top hospitals for rehabilitation. Shepherd Center treats thousands of patients annually with unmatched expertise and unwavering compassion to help them begin again.