Richard West Assistive Technology Advocacy Center of DRNJ

Richard West Assistive Technology Advocacy Center of DRNJ The Richard West Assistive Technology Advocacy Center (ATAC) of DRNJ is a comprehensive statewide pr
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04/16/2024

Social connection and engagement play a vital role in the lives of elderly individuals, with a staggering 65% of urban seniors expressing loneliness as a significant issue. In today's digital age, social network apps have emerged as a powerful tool in addressing this challenge.

04/15/2024

New technologies designed for older adults with dementia are helping them socialize and maintain daily routines, finds a recent meta-analysis.

Another example of the power of built in accessibility features. Consider simplifying access to your iPhone by using Ass...
04/01/2024

Another example of the power of built in accessibility features. Consider simplifying access to your iPhone by using Assistive Access

Assistive Access simplifies the iPhone interface for seniors by making icons larger and offering easy customization options

Technology can be a fantastic support to increase social engagement
03/21/2024

Technology can be a fantastic support to increase social engagement

Researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine and Cornell University are collaborating on a project to investigate virtual reality as a tool to address loneliness and social isolation among older adults.

Technology can be a powerful tool to reduce social isolation
02/26/2024

Technology can be a powerful tool to reduce social isolation

The pandemic has forced older people to confront loneliness by turning to technology for social connections. A Specsavers Home Visit Service study reveals that "nearly half of the older generations are now using technology to

Wearable technology can assist with monitoring health
02/09/2024

Wearable technology can assist with monitoring health

New wireless wearable tech, similar to what goes into a smartwatch, was adapted for a new “thermal earring,” which monitors body temperature.

01/30/2024

The lives of both aging adults and their caregivers can be difficult. It is our responsibility as AI product leaders to work toward solutions for them.

As technology continues to advance, individuals will have more opportunities to live independently longer.
01/19/2024

As technology continues to advance, individuals will have more opportunities to live independently longer.

Recent years have seen a surge in new home and personal technology tools, and the next home technology wave may be here soon.

01/11/2024

Excessive smartphone use is rising among seniors, according to new research from experts who are studying “problematic” screen addictions.

01/05/2024

"We're looking at some of the more subjective aspects of it, how it's influencing their life, and kind of less about the usage itself in terms of screen time," he said.

Join us for the next Tech Spotlight “LessonPix for Communication” on Jan 3 @ 12PM(EST)For more information go to
12/26/2023

Join us for the next Tech Spotlight “LessonPix for Communication” on Jan 3 @ 12PM(EST)

For more information go to

For Upcoming Town Hall events – visit our Community of Practice Page For Upcoming Makers Round Table – visit our Makers Page UPCOMING WEBINARS Tech Spotlight ATAC is producing this Tech…

12/22/2023

Some American senior citizens have a new companion to help them combat loneliness: a robot

Digital Literacy Program Empowering Older Adults with Technology
12/13/2023

Digital Literacy Program Empowering Older Adults with Technology

Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly's Digital Dividends class equips older adults with a technology kit and an education on how to use it, all while forming powerful intergenerational bonds.

Great suggestions in this article about using technology.
12/01/2023

Great suggestions in this article about using technology.

Embrace the digital world with these tech tips for seniors. Learn how to navigate smartphones, tablets, and computers with ease.

11/30/2023

The Mercer County Stables is offering a resource fair in collaboration with our Aging and Disability Resource Center. Presentations will include the Stables Adaptive Riding Program, services available through the ADRC, and the NJ Able program.
Date: Dec 12, 2023
Time: 6-8 PM
Location: Mercer County Stables, 431B Federal City Road, Pennington, NJ

More seniors showing enthusiasm about the future of AI, new report suggests
11/21/2023

More seniors showing enthusiasm about the future of AI, new report suggests

Seniors are more comfortable with AI and wearables that “promote self reliance” and track health data, according to a recent report.

Interesting article about the use of tele health. At ATAC we work to facilitate the use of technology through technology...
11/13/2023

Interesting article about the use of tele health. At ATAC we work to facilitate the use of technology through technology demonstrations and loans. Reach out to us to learn more!

 A new study sheds light on disparities in telehealth access and use among older adults, particularly concerning social isolation and loneliness.

11/06/2023

For users of ElliQ, 95% said that it helped reduce their loneliness and improve their well-being. Could it help your loved one?

Smart Home technology provides independence for all
11/02/2023

Smart Home technology provides independence for all

Amazon has teamed up with Angela Rippon to raise awareness of the power of technology to help reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation as 81% of people aged 65+ say they feel less alone by using an Alexa-enabled device.

While technology has provided more opportunities for older adults to stay connected and reduce social isolation, we need...
09/26/2023

While technology has provided more opportunities for older adults to stay connected and reduce social isolation, we need to remember privacy concerns as we are incorporating technology into a person's environment.

Modern assistive technology can help older adults with small tasks like turning the lights on and off, locking doors, and managing medications. Some systems can automatically alert a care partner when someone falls out of bed. This emerging technology has come with new concerns about data privacy an...

Join us on September 19–20 for the 7th Annual Assistive Technology & Community Living Summit.     Hillary Goldthwait-Fow...
08/28/2023

Join us on September 19–20 for the 7th Annual Assistive Technology & Community Living Summit.

Hillary Goldthwait-Fowles, Ph.D. ATP, a nationally certified Assistive Technology Professional, will provide an engaging presentation on assistive technology and mental health as our keynote. Please visit https://sites.google.com/view/2023-njats/keynote to discover more about this exceptional AT Specialist.

There are also many other wonderful workshops to attend, such as those presented by Apple Education and other well-known national presenters.

Register go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/assistive-technology-community-living-summit-tickets-515084620967?aff=oddtdtcreator

Deadline to get tickets is Sept 12th. You won’t want to miss out.

ATAC team has joined forces again with our parent organization, Disability Rights New Jersey, to super size this year's event to a 2-days

08/16/2023

Our Assistive Technology and Community Living Summit is BACK this September! Join us to promote conversations of inclusivity and increasing independence. Register today at bit.ly/ATSummit2023

Join us for the upcoming Tech Spotlight series in order to raise awareness about possible AT solutions. Remember to matc...
08/02/2023

Join us for the upcoming Tech Spotlight series in order to raise awareness about possible AT solutions. Remember to match device features to the individual's needs to identify appropriate AT solutions. Please join us as we explore possible AT options for individuals with disabilities.

The time for all the webinars are 12PM(EST)

Aug 22- NJ Able program
Sept 5- C-Pen Reader
Sept 12- App2Speak
Sept 26- Pocketalk

To learn more and register for one or all Tech Spotlight go to

For Upcoming Town Hall events – visit our Community of Practice Page For Upcoming Makers Round Table – visit our Makers Page UPCOMING WEBINARS Tech Spotlight ATAC is producing this Tech…

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