Assistive Technology to Improve Health Literacy

Thursday, May 30, 2024
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Eastern Time

Register for the Zoom webinar

Hosts: Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation (CIDI) and Tools for Life (TFL), Georgia’s Assistive Technology (AT) Act Program

Description:
The public health response to COVID-19 revealed significant issues with health literacy among older adults. Communication was often a barrier for proper responses to quarantine and masking, registering for vaccines, and testing options.

Tools for Life (TFL) and the Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation (CIDI) not only have experience in working with leading public health organizations to improve their communications but have also conducted original research to identify barriers and opportunities to improve health literacy.

This webinar will provide appropriate response options to achieve the most successful public health education so that everyday access is improved, as well as preparing for future health care response to major infectious outbreaks, such as COVID-19.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and Credits for Rehabilitation Counseling (CRCs) will be provided to attendees who wish to receive them.

Presenter: Sal Kibler, Gerontologist

After a business career in marketing and advertising, Sal Kibler entered the Georgia State 62+ program and completed a Masters in Gerontology in December 2021. Ms. Kibler originally joined Tools for Life as an intern in the direct services department in 2019 and was then hired to continue working with TFL’s expanding outreach to older adults. Her interests are aging in place, planning for aging, and technology, products, and services for older adults. She hopes to provide solutions to companies, individuals and organizations who are interested in creating purpose-filled lives for older adults and their families.

Web: gatfl.gatech.edu/index.php