Winners of the Calgary Assistive Mobile Technology Initiative Tablet Give Away

Six Calgarians living with disabilities are going to enjoy a more independent, engaged life thanks to March of Dimes Canada’s Assistive Mobile Technology Initiative. We were honoured to have four of our recipients at the Rock for ​Dimes Calgary on February 6. Two recipients weren’t able to join us, but they will all get e-tablets customized with apps and software chosen to meet their specific needs and improve their quality of life.

AMTI Montreal winner Bradley 
AMTI Calgary winners at the Rock for Dimes Calgary presentation on February 6, 2016.
(Photo courtesy of Cinderwood Film+Photography)

Meet the recipients of Calgary's first-ever Assistive Mobile Technology Initiative!

Karen Peters loves listening to music, and plans to use her tablet to express herself more easily, meet new people, and engage more with her community. She hopes this will help her feel empowered. 

Vlada Shteinbah’s tablet is going to help her communicate daily needs, interact with family and friends, and express herself more easily. This will let her have input into decisions that affect her. 

Donald Harris hopes his tablet will help him connect with people more easily, explore transportation and employment options, and access online resources. This would make him much more independent.

Bradley Clements' tablet will help him socialize, volunteer, participate in classes, and manage daily chores. All of this will allow him to explore and access a range of future opportunities. 

Trez Anderson is going to use his tablet to help him control his environment, communicate more easily, and perhaps go back to school. In the future, he’d like to share his story with other people. 

Paul Piotto has a huge imagination, and is very creative. He looks forward to communicating more easily with his tablet, and finding apps that will help him be as independent as possible. 

Congratulations to all our recipients in Calgary! Enjoy your customized tablets, and let us know what you do with them!

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