Easterseals Iowa Assistive Technology Program in coordination with the Iowa Department of Public Health, University of Iowa Center for Disability and Development, Black Hawk County YMCA, and Inclusion Connection collaborated to create three videos on the inclusion of people with disabilities and the use of assistive technology in health and wellness activities. The goal of these videos was to increase the awareness and understanding of health and wellness facilities and staff about how to ensure access for individuals with a wide variety of disabilities.
The target audience of the videos included staff of health and wellness facilities who are in a position to ensure activities and services of those facilities are accessible through assistive technology and/or other means. Response to the videos has been positive included excitement on learning how various modifications and assistive technology can be used to ensure access for and inclusion of persons with disabilities. The project was completed in August 2021 and the reach and outcomes will be documented for future initiatives.