ATLA virtual expo and open house, April 17

ATLA, Assistive Technology of Alaska, will present a “virtual expo,” followed by on-site activities in celebration of National Assistive Technology Awareness Day on April 17.

The Virtual Expo will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., with presentations on a variety of topics: “Top ios Accessibility Features for Seniors” (9 a.m.); “Adding Assistive Technology to Your Mental Health Tool Kit” (10 a.m.); “Utilizing Assistive Technology to Support Speech and Communication” (11 a.m.); “Assistive Technology for Caregivers of All Ages” (noon). These sessions are online. Register for an access link to join any session at

The afternoon schedule, 2 to 5 p.m., will feature in-person showcases at ATLA’s Anchorage office, 1500 W. 33rd Ave. Showcases include: “Communications, Learning and Gaming” (2 p.m.); “Daily Living and Outdoor Activities” (2:30 p.m.); “Environmental Controls and Computer Access” (3 p.m.); “Vision and Hearing” (3:30 p.m.).

There will be an open house and 30th anniversary celebration starting at 4 p.m.

All sessions and activities are free. For more information, visit the ATLA website at or call 907-563-2599 or 800-723-2852.