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May 2020


April brought an increase in virtual engagements as in so many other states due to COVID-19. AK AgrAbility PI Art Nash and Project Director DeShana York teamed up to provide two Gardening for Life: Adding Accessibility series, April 7-9 and April 27-29. Adaptive growing areas, modified growing systems, and tool modifications were covered each of the three days via ZOOM. In addition, Assistive Technology of Alaska added a series of educational "coffee chats" for AgrAbility clients and ATLA clients at large. These educational "chats" introduced topical areas of interest and provided time for clients to have a Q&A exchange around assistive technology or concepts during the Alaska "hunker down" period. Topics discussed included vision and hearing solutions, aging in place options, and independent living resources. ATLA also offered a series of four live webinars including information on solutions for remote work and learning, and managing focus and attention during these uncertain times.

Submitted by DeShana York