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Smart Homes Made Simple

Message from Pa Assistive Technology Foundation:

We are excited to announce the release of our brand new guide, Smart Homes Made Simple: Your Guide to Smart Home Technology. This guide was written to help people with disabilities, older adults, and their families learn to successfully integrate smart home technology into their homes and their lives.

“Smart home technology holds incredible promise as assistive technology,” says PATF’s CEO, Susan Tachau. “We are thrilled to make this guide available so people with disabilities, older adults, and their families have the information they need to acquire the smart home technology that will make a difference in their lives.”

Smart home technology can help with:

  • Connecting with friends and family
  • Changing the TV channel or turning on music
  • Turning on and off the lights
  • Setting reminders and alarms
  • Checking in with a caregiver
  • Locking and unlocking the door
  • Telehealth and health monitoring
  • And more!

We hope this guide will empower you to explore smart home technology, develop a framework to choose your technology, and build a team who can support you in achieving your goals.

If you have been curious about smart home technology and you are ready to learn more, this guide is for you!

Download the Guide

Are They Always Listening? How Secure is My Smart Speaker?

Wednesday, June 2, 2021 from 12:00 pm–12:45 pm
30 minutes of interactive learning, 15 minutes for questions

This presentation will answer questions related to privacy and security with smart speakers such as Amazon Alexa and Google Nest. Attendees will learn:

  • How smart speakers work;
  • How their security compares to other everyday devices like cell phones;
  • How smart speakers “listen” and “understand”;
  • What information speakers retain; and
  • How you can protect yourself.

Learn more and register here.

This webinar is hosted by Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation (PATF) as part of the Smart Homes Made Simple project. Learn more about the project at SmartHomesMadeSimple.org.
Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation Toll Free Voice 888.744.1938 | Voice 484.674.0506 | Fax 484.674.0510 | Email patf@patf.us | www.patf.us

This project is supported by a grant from the Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council; in part by grant number 1901PASCDD-02 from the U.S. Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects with government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official ACL policy.

This session will be fully accessible, and the recording, transcript, and slides will be made available. If you have any questions or need assistance with registering, please contact Susie Daily at 888-744-1938 or by email.