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Assistive Technology and Farming with a Disability workshop

Maine AgrAbility is pleased to host Dr. Therese Willkomm for an Assistive Technology and Farming with a Disability workshop.  Dr. Willkomm is considered a “MacGyver”, creating assistive technology solutions that can be created in minutes using everyday tools and materials found around the farm or in rural communities.

Farming values the family working together to take care of the land, animals and farmstead.  Farm families are frequently challenged with limited time and resources and are in need of an immediate fix to a challenging situation.  When a farmer experiences a disability this sense of urgency is even more important.  The assistive technology solutions and methods developing and providing these solutions benefit everyone in all life functions at home, school, work and play.

This hands-on workshop provides participants with an overview of hundreds of assistive technology solutions that can be created in minutes using everyday tools and materials found around the farm or in rural communities.  Participants will learn amazing uses for 42 different tools and materials for fabricating quick solutions in rural remote areas without the need for electricity. 

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Cooperative Extension in Cumberland County
75 Clearwater Drive, Suite 104
Falmouth, Maine 04105
Phone: 207.781.6099 or 1.800.287.1471 (in Maine)E-mail: extension.cumberland@maine.edu
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
207.581.1110
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