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Emergency Preparedness: The Power of Adaptive Technology in Emergencies Webinar

Sep 27 - Sep 27, 2023


Apple watch Ultra. Screen displays Siren, Medical ID, Compass Backtrack, and Emergency Call (SOS) buttons

Event Summary

Are you curious about how to stay connected during an emergency? Do you have a plan in place during a natural disaster and proper technology for communication? Plan B or plan C, perhaps? Join us in our presentation with our team of technology experts. Our presenters will cover technology that can better prepare you during unexpected emergencies. Topics will include accessories that can be installed in and around your home, current safety wearable features, emergency and natural disaster apps, as well as how to obtain some of these items. ASL interpreting and captions will be available on Zoom.

Video Transcript

Event Details

When: Wednesday, September 27, 2023, 2-3:30pm EST

Audience: DeafBlind individuals, Adaptive Tech Instructors, Vision Rehab Instructors and Service Providers

Cost: $25

Free Registration: DeafBlind participants are eligible for complimentary attendance to this training session. In order to receive this special offer, please contact HKNC at to receive a coupon code that entitles you to FREE Registration to this training.

Credits: ACVREP CE Hours: 1.5; CRC CEU Hours: 1.5

Accessibility Statement: Helen Keller National Center (HKNC) aims to be inclusive and accessible to all individuals, especially the target audience for this webinar series: DeafBlind people and the direct service providers that work with them. All HKNC trainings include ASL and Spoken English interpretation, captions, audio descriptions and transcripts.  We understand the importance of accommodating diverse needs and ensuring equal opportunities for learning. If you require alternative accommodations, please contact us at least two weeks prior to the training event at We look forward to welcoming you to our training program and ensuring an enriching experience for all participants.


Bryan Ward

A white man with light brown hair, dark-colored glasses, and brown/green eyes. He is wearing a dark maroon button down shirt and smiling in front of a brick wall.

Bryan Ward is DeafBlind and has a big passion for technology, accessibility, and helping other people. Bryan has been working with Helen Keller National Center since 2017 as iCC Program Coordinator which he is responsible for providing telecommunication equipment and trainings for DeafBlind individuals (or people with combined of hearing loss and vision loss). Bryan loves to discover new places and try new things.


Juan Ramos

A Latino male smiling and wearing eyeglasses. He is wearing a navy polo shirt with hair combed to the side, has some scruffy hair and a mustache.

Juan Ramos is the Assistive Technology Instructor for the California Services Program. He supports the diverse DeafBlind community with a variety of adaptive technology and software through HKNC’s Southwest Services and the National DeafBlind Distribution Program in California. In his free time, Juan enjoys researching newly-released technology and finds ways to make everything accessible. He’s also an avid cyclist and triathlete, having completed his first Ironman (70.3) in 2022. If you’re looking for a tandem bike partner, you might catch him on a bike trail. Feel free to hop on.


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