November was Assistive Technology Awareness Month in Pennsylvania, and to celebrate we hosted our fifth annual photo contest. We asked assistive technology users to Show Us Your Tech! by uploading a photo of themselves using their assistive technology (AT) and writing a caption about the difference their tech makes in their lives. This has been our most successful contest yet, with 29 entries demonstrating a variety of devices and AT uses.
Thank you! to all of our participants for helping spread awareness about AT. You have provided a glimpse of the breadth of technology available, the individual nature of each person’s use of their technology, and – perhaps most importantly – the range of experiences you’re having, independently, with your technology. Below are 29 personal stories of people doing the things they want to do. That’s what AT is all about.
As a nonprofit organization with the mission to help Pennsylvanians acquire the assistive technology they want and need by providing funding resources, we were particularly interested in how users got their technology. Each participant had the option to share that information as well. You never know, it may help someone else find funding for the technology they need!
- $5 Amazon Gift Card to the first 15 eligible entries!
- $500 VISA Gift Card to one (1) entry chosen from the top 5 eligible entries that received the most votes by 11:59 p.m. EST on November 30! This winner was chosen based on the entry that best illustrates how assistive technology is making a difference in their life.
- $100 VISA Gift Card to five (5) entries chosen from all eligible entries. Winners were chosen based on entries that best illustrate how assistive technology is making a difference in their life.
Read the official rules and regulations here.
And now, we’re thrilled to announce our winners!
$500 VISA Gift Card Winner:
$100 VISA Gift Card Winners:
Choosing winners was not easy; we felt all of the entries provided valuable glimpses into each individual’s life, showing the important role assistive technology plays. We’re grateful to each of you for sharing your story. Take a look at the rest of the entries below:
Lawrence Eric S.
Thank you to all who participated, both by entering and by voting! We’re looking forward to seeing what you’re doing with your assistive technology next year!
Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation is dedicated to helping people with disabilities and older Pennsylvanians acquire the assistive technology they want and need. If you’re having trouble determining how to fund your assistive technology, contact us – we can help you explore your options and find a funding solution.