Atlanta, GA,
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April
2014
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03:00 PM
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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 ben@imtc.gatech.edu or 404-894-7034. Or, visit the Wireless RERC website for more information and to register online at www.wirelessrerc.org/smartphone-events.

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, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is a private, not-for-profit hospital specializing in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, spine and chronic pain, and other neuromuscular conditions. Founded in 1975, Shepherd Center is ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top 10 rehabilitation hospitals in the nation. In its more than four decades, Shepherd Center has grown from a six-bed rehabilitation unit to a world-renowned, 152-bed hospital that treats more than 900 inpatients, 575 day program patients and more than 7,100 outpatients each year.