April 2014 – Event

GenPhillyPhiladelphia Link, and Free Library of Philadelphia hosted a discussion on intersections between technology, aging and disability, and the quickly evolving technological implications for these consumer groups.Topics will include: (1) the challenges related to access to technology, (2) operational barriers to usage, (3) adaptation and adoption, and (4) product development.Keynote Speaker

  • Tobey Dichter, Founder & CEO of Generations on Line; Board Chair, The Free Library Foundation


  • Moderators
    • Tom Panzarella, Founder & CEO, Love Park Robotics
    • Michele McKeone, Founder, Autism Expressed
  • Current devices and resources to make access easier: Sandra McNally, Director, PA Institute on Assistive Technology, Institute on Disabilities at Temple University
  • Keyspots and other innovations in Philadelphia: Caitlin Seifritz, Librarian, Social Science and History Department, Free Library of Philadelphia
  • Using technology to navigate the environment: a firsthand experience: Austin Seraphin, Accessibility Consultant
  • Working with senior centers to increase access: Bill Thompson, Older Adult Software Trainer

Closing Remarks

  • Stacey Mosely, Data Scientist, City’s Office of Innovation and Technology

May 30 – June 1, 2014

“Aging and Disability Hackathon“during Philly’s Annual

Random Hacks of Kindness

and National Civic Day of Hacking

-A partnership with Technically Philly-

Wednesday April 9
10:30 a.m. – Noon

Demonstrations and Networking
10 – 10:30 a.m.

Free Library of Philadelphia
1901 Vine St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103


On the Road to
 a HackathonPart 1 – Kickoff (this event)Part 2 – Focus GroupPart 3 – Aging and Disability Hackathon 

Sponsored By
Philadelphia Corporation for AgingGenPhilly
Free Library of PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia Link to Disability and Aging Resources
Additional Info
Philly Tech Week
Hack 4 Access
Technically Philly

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