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Webinar – “Discovering Affordable Technology Access for Families”


Thursday, January 21, 2021    
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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Free webinar for families and professionals to learn how to support families with teleintervention (including virtual learning, apps, webinars) and electronic resources.

The National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM) is hosting the “Discovering Affordable Technology Access for Families” webinar at 1 p.m. on Jan. 21.  The speakers are Tawny Holmes and Zainab Alkebsi.

An increasing number of early hearing and detection intervention resources are becoming “green” (paperless) or virtual, but that means families with limited access to the internet may be left in the dust.

This presentation will share immediately usable information about free or affordable technology access that is available to families with lower socioeconomic status.

This technology access is required/funded by the federal government and often is not common knowledge among early intervention professionals.

Did you know that families may be qualified for free or $10 a month wireless internet? Did you know that parents may qualify for a $10 a month cell phone bill? Free iPads?

This company-neutral presentation by a national advocacy organization is strictly focused on providing information on all major telecommunications companies’ offers as mandated/provided by federal law.

The webinar’s learning objectives are:

  • Parents and professionals will be able to list various avenues to receive affordable technology access.
  • Participants will develop strategies for families to apply for technology access.
  • Participants will locate relevant websites and companies where they can proceed with applications.

Visit the NCHAM website to register online and learn about the presenters.

Live captioning will also be provided.

This webinar will be recorded and posted online at about a week after the webinar.

There are no continuing education units offered for the webinar.

If you have questions about this webinar, please contact Mandy Jay.  For technical assistance during the webinar, please contact Daniel Ladner.