Wireless RERC Leadership Luncheon - Contexts of Connectivity

Start Date: 
Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm


Join the meeting

Smart connected devices can enhance access to public and private environments and support the independent living of people with disabilities. From the home and workplace to community and recreation, let’s consider the possibilities and learn of the work being done to realize them.

Meet the speakers:

Douglas Guthrie is Senior Vice President, Comcast Big South Region and responsible for operations, financial performance, and customer experience. Doug is very involved in many industry and community organizations. He actively supports Atlanta’s Special Olympics and personally mentors three individuals.

Liz Persaud is a nationally recognized keynote and public speaker, addressing the need to build bridges between individuals with and without disabilities. She has dedicated her life to increasing independence for individuals with disabilities through education on self-determination, successful transition practices, and using assistive technology.

Maribeth Gandy Coleman is the Director of the Wearable Computing Center, Interactive Media Technology Center, and is a Principal Research Scientist at Georgia Tech. In her sixteen years as a research faculty member, her work has been focused on the intersection of technology for mobile/wearable computing, augmented reality, human-computer interaction, assistive technology, and gaming.

Tools for Life Access Lab

After lunch, Ben Jacobs, Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation, will demonstrate new consumer technologies that allow people with disabilities to manipulate their environments.


In-person attendance is at capacity, but you can still join us online.

Join the meeting: https://bluejeans.com/8021007115

The speakers will begin at 12:20 pm. Webcast will be captioned and ASL Interpreted.

Questions? Call 404-894-8297


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