INDEPENDENCE CENTER’S ADAPTED HOME EXHIBIT TO SHOWCASE ACCESSIBLE TOOLS
(Colorado Springs, CO) – Join the Independence Center for the Adapted Home Exhibit on Friday, October 5 and Saturday, October 6 from 8:00am – 6:00 pm at Freedom Financial Services Expo Center.
The Adapted Home Exhibit – the first of its kind in Colorado Springs – is an event designed to educate the community on what accessible tools exist to keep individuals with disabilities independent in their homes and communities. The home will showcase eight rooms filled with more than 1,000 tools that encourage and enable independent living.
“Everyone can benefit from this exhibit-not just people with disabilities,” said Patricia Yeager, CEO of The Independence Center. “We all know someone with a disability, whether it’s a child, our best friend or a parent getting older. The technology that will be presented in this amazing house will assist people with functional limitations of all ages and their caretakers and show them that they really can be more independent in their homes.”
The event will provide you with an overview of how you may be able to use and incorporate these products for every day living in your home. Some of the items include lighted phone call signalers, talking alarm clocks, accessible showers, garden equipment and kitchen. The items on display vary in cost and level of technology. Many of the items in the home will be on sale in the vendor fair. Accessible vehicles will be displayed.
About the Independence Center: The IC was founded to assist people with disabilities to make changes in their lives that lead to independence in our community. We empower people with disabilities to live independently, and to enhance options and quality of life. We are a vigorous participant in local efforts to remove barriers for people with disabilities because we believe that people with disabilities should have the same civil rights, options and control over choices in their lives and equal opportunity as people without disabilities. We provide skills training to empower people with disabilities to be well informed advocates and active citizens; to change laws, legislation, systems and attitudes that affect their independence. For more information, please visit us at www.theindependencecenter.org