Tech Supports for Cognition and Learning at BOCES

March 27, 2018

Can Alexa and other voice-activated devices help people with disabilities lead more independent lives?


Just ask PNW BOCES staffers Jennifer Harriton-Wilson and Pam Doran, who showed participants at the Tech Supports for Cognition and Learning Conference how to get the most from devices such as Amazon’s Alexa.

Hosted by the Arc Westchester, the conference was held Tuesday at co-host Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry. PNW BOCES and other groups also collaborated on the event -- which explored how today’s technology can support people with cognitive disabilities and what tomorrow’s advances might offer.
Keynote speaker David Banes told participants at Tuesday’s Tech Supports for Cognition and Learning Conference at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry that coming advances in artificial intelligence and augmented reality will help many people with disabilities gain more independence while living safer lives.

The Arc Westchester collaborated with PNW BOCES and other co-hosts to present Tuesday’s event, which offered professionals and families information on using technology to support people with cognitive disabilities.