It's Never 2 Late
Jack York (Centennial, Colorado) founded It’s Never 2 Late® (iN2L®) in the summer of 1999 after spending 14 years in the semiconductor industry. He retired from that industry as vice-president of strategic sales for Vishay Intertechnology. In 1998, he began donating computers to assisted living centers in California with his other business partners. This endeavor became a labor of love, and the enthusiasm that the seniors showed in jumping into the computer world motivated him to establish It’s Never 2 Late. Jack speaks throughout the country, and internationally, on how adaptive technology should be accessible to all older adults in senior living communities.
iN2L integrates the various hardware, software, media, ergonomic, and adaptive components necessary to allow virtually any person with an interest in using a computer—regardless of background, physical or intellectual abilities—to do so pleasurably, engagingly, and with minimal frustration. The system is built on a picture-based, touchscreen interface that allows users to simply “touch” their way to engaging, educational, spiritual, and personalized content that is appropriate to their own level of cognitive and physical ability. From using e-mail and video chat to connect with family and friends to enjoying mind-stimulating activities to improving hand-eye coordination as part of a rehabilitation program, elders with a wide range of physical and cognitive abilities, many of whom have never used a computer, are now enjoying technology using systems adapted especially for them.
Tuesday, October 15
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM