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Posted by Positive Aging Community on 12/10/2021

Lifting Technology Barriers due to disability, literacy, digital literacy or aging

Learn about Morphic, a Open-Source tool designed to make personal computers easier to use. Created by an international consortium of people and organizations working together. 

Questions answered in this discussion

  • Any advice on simplifying Lyft app -- my husband with language disabilities (aphasia) from stroke has some issues in getting thru the app for a ride.
  • how do you get  cop of Morphic?
  • Can you change the Voice and Speed?
  • Does this also work on cell phones? Many folks now are primarily connected via their phones.
  • Can you customize the Morphic bar?
  • We use our mobile cell phone, tablet and our computer for searching the internet and for youtube videos and webinars, is this just for computers or can it be used on android and apple cell phone and tablets? Thank you for such a great idea this will be very helpful
  • So are customer service support people available now to help with questions and set up?
  • Will it push bars to Chrome?
  • when it installs is it specific for Mac or Windows?
  • thoughts about using this on an Alexawith touch screens
  • If we are working with multiple clients at various levels of understanding, is ther training for service providers, is customer service available to help us train ?

Chat transcript

12:05:21     From  eileen wilkinson : Hi I'm an Expressive Arts Facilitator, Purposeful collage, labryrinth, gratitude journaling "playshops" for senior groups or individuals at home in Northern VA WELLartsinfo@gmail.com, LinkedIn, FB. Help people relax, connect and release stress...just for the HEALTH of it!

12:05:41     From  Michele Higgs   to   Hosts and panelists : Greetings of the Season! -- Michele Higgs Home Sharing Program -- Housing Initiative Partnership -- 301-857-4273 -- mhiggs@hiphomes.org

12:05:55     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : From Michele Higgs to All Panelists 12:05 PM

Greetings of the Season! -- Michele Higgs Home Sharing Program -- Housing Initiative Partnership -- 301-857-4273 -- mhiggs@hiphomes.org

12:09:17     From  Beth Barnett : I have known of the Trace Center's work for 30 of those 50 years.  Prof. Vandenhelden is indeed a pioneer

12:15:50     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : One alternative for lyft and uber is gogo grandparents - check them out https://gogograndparent.com/

12:20:19     From  Melissa Bressler : Melissa Bressler, Outreach Manager at HandyPro. Melissa@handypro.com / 301-960-9830 / HandyPro is a full-service construction company specializing in home modifications for seniors and all-persons who are experiencing a change in their safety and accessibility due to a short or long-term injury, illness or condition.

12:20:48     From  Brian Friedlander : Brian S. Friedlander, Ph.D.

12:20:50     From  Brian Friedlander : AssistiveTek, LLC

12:21:33     From  Brian Friedlander : specializing in assistive technology for students with disabilities- dyslexia, dysgraphia, etc

12:21:39     From  Brian Friedlander : Cell: 908.217.1017

12:21:48     From  Brian Friedlander : Located in New Jersey

12:22:00     From  Brian Friedlander : brian@assistivetek.comail

12:22:05     From  Brian Friedlander : brian@assistivetek.comail

12:22:17     From  Brian Friedlander : brian@assistivetek.com

12:29:15     From  Krista Kramer   to   Hosts and panelists : Krista Kramer, Idaho Assistive Technology Project (Hi Gregg.  Seeing you again brings fond memories of the Project EASI days.)

12:35:41     From  Shelly Lohmann : How can you set up a morphic bar on my computer?

12:35:49     From  Deb Merriner : Can you suggest any assistive technology for the blind?  Deb Merriner, Buckley's for Seniors, 703-390-0535

12:36:42     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : https://custom.morphic.org/ to create a morphic bar

12:38:30     From  Betsy D. Simon : could you use terms that reflect all who experience difficulty...using grandma, grandparents places total problem on older adults making us only the problem not a part of solution

12:39:43     From  Michele Higgs   to   Hosts and panelists : Open source, or is there a cost involved for subscription? If we are assisting someone are we working with them on their computers?Is there training for providers?

12:43:42     From  Brian Friedlander : Wil it push bars to Chromebooks?

12:49:04     From  Betsy D. Simon : Consumer Cellular has the "Grand"Pad, need name change of course

12:56:43     From  Krista Kramer   to   Hosts and panelists : <3

13:00:49     From  eileen wilkinson : Thank you, hope everyone has a beautiful holiday season. Be well, Eileen Wilkinson

13:01:11     From  Betsy D. Simon : Thank you...off to another zoom but with great new information. thank you!! BDS Healthy Aging Networks, Inc. bdsimon2020@gmail.com

13:01:13     From  Brian Friedlander : thank you- great webinar Brian

13:01:23     From  Deb Merriner : Thanks so much for this great presentation!  Will be joining up for Get Morphic Plus when I sign off.  Deb Merriner, Buckley's for Seniors, Premium Companion, Concierge and Care Management Services, 703-390-0535

13:02:20     From  Betsy D. Simon : great would love to have your training for our group Greg. we have been on zoom every Wednesday sinc march 2020

13:02:58     From  Michele Higgs   to   Hosts and panelists : Many thanks, Steve and Gregg.

13:03:39     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : Gregg (gregg@raisingthefloor.org)

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