Six Vancouver area residents living with disabilities are going to enjoy a more independent, engaged life thanks to March of Dimes Canada’s Assistive Mobile Technology Initiative.
Only one of our recipients – Jana Husseini – was able to join us for Rock for Dimes Vancouver on February 25, 2016. The others couldn’t make it, but they will all get e-tablets customized with apps and software chosen to meet their specific needs and improve their quality of life.
Meet the lucky recipients of Vancouver's first-ever Assistive Mobile Technology Initiative!
Daniel Giglio is a 33-year-old Burnaby resident. His tablet is going to make it easier for him to take care of bills, order food, communicate with friends, and coordinate medical appointments.
Jana Husseini, 28, plans to use her tablet to read and access e-books, which will be very useful when she begins her post-secondary education in May 2016.
45-year-old Marleigh Schindell’s tablet will give her access to entertainment. It will also help her create and share her artwork, which she regularly sells at ‘Arts Alive’ in Langley.
For 28-year-old Amber Morel, a tablet means learning new things, looking for a job, and communicating more easily. She’s looking forward to feeling more independent.
Richard Spencer, 27, is very tactile. He enjoys informational videos, so he’s going to use his tablet to access new content and learn new things.
Gurneet Grewal is a 21 year old man who wants to use his tablet to access his community, improve his reading, and help him learn new skills.
Congratulations to all our Vancouver recipients! We can’t wait to hear what you do with your customized tablets!