Gerald Turning, Ability Fair Speaker and Author of the Blog “Bacon and Juice Boxes: Our Life with Autism”
On July 20 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., don’t forget to head to the Stockton Campus Center in Galloway for our second annual Ability Fair!
This free event will feature more than 60 vendors offering abilities products as well as providers and services to improve the health and well-being of seniors and those who are physically challenged.
Every day, the list of vendors, demonstrations, door prizes and giveaways continues to grow. There will be many vendors returning to participate in the Ability Fair for the second year including the New Jersey Department of Labor, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services; Brunswick Mobility; and Tobii Dynavox.
The New Jersey Department of Labor, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (DVRS) will be discussing its wide range of services to assist individuals with disabilities in effectively securing a job. The DVRS helps them identify and maintain jobs that are consistent with their strengths, priorities, needs and abilities and offers vocational assessment, counseling, education and vocational training, job placement assistance and more.
In business for 47 years, Brunswick Mobility is the only wheelchair accessible dealer in New Jersey. They install handicapped accessible products, such as transform seats, lifts, tie downs and hand controls, into vehicles, to accommodate wheelchairs and individuals with disabilities. They also sell vehicles that already have handicapped vehicle modifications to make getting in and out of the car easy, increasing their mobility and ability to get from place to place.
Tobii Dynavox will be bringing its touch- and eye-controlled computers as well as special education solutions to help individuals with motor and speech impairments. The multi-access devices are equipped with images and words, giving the user the ability to participate in daily conversations. When the user taps the screen, the device speaks loudly and clearly to articulate his or her thoughts. The eye-controlled devices use eye tracking and control to help computers determine where the user is looking. When these devices are used in conjunction with speech devices, it opens the door to communication for individuals with speech needs.
We also have many new vendors for 2016, including Quality Electric Service. Serving residential and commercial customers throughout Atlantic, Cape May and Cumberland Counties, Quality Electric Service will be showcasing automatic standby generators that prevent electricity disruptions, outages and blackouts. For those who rely on electricity to power their wheelchair ramps and lifts, these generators provide peace of mind and prevent limited mobility due to power outages.
The Ability Fair is free and scooter, walker and wheelchair accessible. To learn more or to register, please visit www.abilityfair.com.