AT Champions

AT Champions Program

Empowering young people to spread the word about Assistive Technology and local resources

What is AT Champions?

AT Champions is an effort to engage young people with disabilities to learn about activism, disability history, and local resources to help spread the word and empower their communities. AT Champions is a 5-month long program designed to empower youth and build connections with young disabled activists in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Purpose of AT Champion Program

There is significant disengagement of members of the disability community who have historically been "othered" in our general disability communities. This disengagement is due to systemic social barriers among the assistive technology community and disability community. The purpose of the AT Champions program is to develop and implement an outreach strategy that will improve authentic engagement with assistive technology by all disabled people in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia. 

Meetings and Archives

Meeting Schedule 2022-2023 

  • September 28th, 2022, 3:00 PM EST: Initial meeting with AT Champion project leads 
  • November 30th, 2022, 3:00 PM EST: Session #1 with AT Champions and project leads -- Session #1 AT Essentials PowerPoint
  • December 14th, 2022, 3:00 PM EST: Session #2 with AT Champions and project leads -- Session #2 AT Fabrication Power Point 
  • January 25th, 2023, 3:00 PM EST: Session #3 with AT Champions and project leads -- Session #3 Disability Justice Power Point
  • February 22nd, 2023, 3:00 PM EST: Session #4 with AT Champions and project leads 
  • March 29th, 2023, 3:00 PM EST: Session #5 with AT Champions and project leads 
  • April 26th, 2023, 3:00 PM EST: Wrap up 

AT Champion Resource Guide

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Tom DiAgostino

Tom is the Outreach and Training Coordinator at TechOWL. Before starting at TechOWL in 2019, Tom worked as an English Teacher through the Fulbright Commission in Uruguay as well as a Social Worker and Spanish interpreter in the foster care system in North Philadelphia. As a person with dyslexia, Tom is passionate about readability and website accessibility. Along with managing TechOWL’s social media platforms, Tom also co-leads the Fabrication program CreATe together and assists with managing the TechOWL website.

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