Sarah Stites, author, and communications specialist joins the program to discuss the Emili Aregak Center and the work they do to promote the inclusion and flourishing of youth with disabilities and their families in Gyumri through therapy, socialization, training, and labor market integration. Sarah also discusses the Aregak Bakery & Cafe, Armenia's first cafe to intentionally employ young adults with disabilities and their moms.
Robert Scoble, blogger, technical evangelist, and author, joins the program to discuss technology trends and how tech will shape our lives in the future. Discover how emerging technologies can be used to assist with memory issues, as well as mental illness, as well as some of the challenges that future technologies will bring.
Rory Cooper, PhD, founder, and senior researcher at the University of Pittsburgh Human Engineering Research Labs (HERL) and a world-renowned expert in wheeled mobility and the pioneer in wheelchair selection and configuration, joins the program. Dr. Cooper discusses that efforts that are underway to increase the independence of people with spinal cord injury or disease (SCI/D) and equipping them with the skills necessary to operate new technology.
In this episode, Debra is joined by her producer, Doug Foresta, as they discuss what companies and organizations need to consider as more of their employees are working remotely. Debra shares what she's learned as a business owner and someone who has been on the forefront of using technology for good.