Wednesday, June 30, 2021

1:00 – 1:45 p.m.

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Description: Smart home technology can increase your independence, autonomy, and safety at home – but how do you know what device will work for you?

In this webinar we will provide a framework to help you match your needs with different types of smart home technology. Join us to learn what questions you should ask yourself when assessing your needs, such as: What am I trying to do? What supports do I already have in place? What does my environment look like? You will leave this webinar knowing the steps you need to take to prepare to choose the device that is most suitable for you.

Attendees will leave this webinar with:

  • A basic understanding of how people with disabilities can use different types of smart home technology,
  • Questions to consider when choosing your smart home devices, and
  • A sample self-assessment tool.


  • Jeremy H. Boothe, Assistive Technology Professional (ATP)
  • Kirby Smith, President and Founder of SunKirb Ideas and Consultant for Smart Homes Made Simple

This webinar is hosted by Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation (PATF) as part of the Smart Homes Made Simple project. Learn more about the project at

This project is supported by a grant from the Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council; in part by grant number 1901PASCDD-02 from the U.S. Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects with government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official ACL policy.


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