The ARC of Livingston-Wyoming gave demo of new innovation at state capitol today
This information came from a press release provided by New York State Industries for the Disabled Inc. (NYSID):
Today in Albany, New York State Industries for the Disabled Inc. (NYSID) hosted its third annual CREATE Symposium of technology inventions designed to increase productivity and improve the livelihoods of New Yorkers with disabilities.
Participants included The Arc of Livingston-Wyoming and Alfred College, which had representatives who demonstrated a Project Roller System – a device to help workers with developmental disabilities roll instruction packets.
The event took place in the Legislative Office Building at the state capitol.
CREATE (Cultivating Resources for Employment with Assistive TEchnology) is an initiative sponsored by NYSID that gives university engineering students the opportunity to work closely with rehabilitation agencies to make a difference across NYS. Their inventions have the potential to create greater work opportunities for New Yorkers with disabilities while providing applied engineering experience to students. Students and professors were on hand to showcase their creations and explain how they make workers more productive.
Established in 1975, NYSID is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation which creates employment opportunities for nearly 7,000 New Yorkers with disabilities annually. NYSID supports job creation efforts for a diverse group of New Yorkers with disabilities through a statewide network of 121 community rehabilitation agencies and 42 corporate partners. Its offerings are approved by the NYS Office of General Services and include janitorial, document imaging, industrial laundry, office temps, and other services, as well as a wide range of products assembled, packaged and/or manufactured by people with disabilities.