Access to technology and social connection has become ever more necessary, particularly for those who for a variety of reasons remain predominantly inside their current place of residence. This includes seniors and people with disabilities across ages. TechOWL – part of the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University – is a lending library sending iPads, laptops, and internet connections (via hotspot) to seniors and people with disabilities throughout Pennsylvania. This technology would allow Friends to participate in online community activities, including worship and sessions, as well as to stay connected with family and attend telehealth appointments.
All devices can be borrowed for 4 weeks with an option for longer. The program is free and a local TechOWL specialist will:
- work with you to select the right device;
- load the software and the apps that you need and want;
- support and teach you throughout the process.