May 16 - 20, 2022
THANK YOU to everyone who participated in our first online fundraising event, Innovation!
If you missed any of the event content, scroll down to see a complete recap of the week.
What can life look like when technology is accessible?
TEDx Talk: Still Enjoying the Ride
3i HoME Board of Directors member Mitch Sturgeon recently filmed his first Tedx Talk, Still Enjoying the Ride! Mitch promotes positivity and gratitude, and features cutting-edge assistive technology for people with disabilities.
What can life look like when assistive technology is accessible?
Our friends at Inclusio, a fully accessible, supportive living home for adults with limited mobility who require some assistance with activities of daily living but also value autonomy and independence have been tremendously helpful to 3i HoME.
Inclusio is located in Calgary, Alberta in Canada and is a great example of what is possible for our pilot program coming to Greater Portland, Maine!
According to the Assistive Technology Industry Association, Assistive technology (AT) is any item, piece of equipment, software program, or product system that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of persons with disabilities.
We believe that assistive technology, properly implemented, makes life simpler not more complicated. We believe that assistive technology only works when accompanied by ongoing support, training, and periodic reassessment. And most of all, we believe that each user deserves assistive technology that is customized to his/her/their specific needs.
Read today's blog post, The Technology Part of Assistive Technology.
Today is Global Accessibility Awareness Day!
Lunch & Learn: Assistive Technology
Global Accessibility Awareness Day is a global event that shines a light on digital access and inclusion for people with disabilities.
Have 10 people give $50.
Your $50 donation funds an hour of collaborative research as we are forming strong relationships with policy makers, commercial, non-profit and academic organizations and, with their input, designing plans to deploy state-of-the art technology in the 3i HoME pilot.
Partnership and Looking to the Future
Help us match our matching gift of $2,500!
TODAY’S GOAL: Reach our goal of raising $10,000 to allow us to comprehensively research and plan for our pilot program’s assistive technology. Your gift supports our work to provide residents at 3i HoME with the technology and resources they need to live independently and confidently.
**This week only, all new monthly donors this week will have the 2022 value of their gift matched 3:1 and all one-time gifts are matched 1:1 (up to $2,500)!
Today we are highlighting the technology partners and the 3i HoME Technology Team that is working to bring assistive technology that meets the needs of the residents at our 44 unit totally accessible, affordable and supportive housing project being developed in Greater Portland.
LEARN MORE about our 3i Technology Team and Partners on our blog!