OrCam Demo at Ed Roberts Campus

Mark Gibbons from Sterling Adaptives presents the OrCam MyEye device at Ed Roberts Campus.

Mark Gibbons from Sterling Adaptives presents the OrCam MyEye device at Ed Roberts Campus.

This week, The CIL hosted an assistive technology demo, featuring the OrCam MyEye device.

The OrCam MyEye is a portable, artificial vision device that allows vision impaired people to understand text and identify objects. The device was developed by Israeli-based company OrCam Technologies Limited, and was released as a prototype in September 2013.


Thanks to Mark Gibbons and Sterling Adaptive for bringing the device to Berkeley.

We've heard that there is a brand-new model of the OrCam coming very soon, and we can't wait to get our hands on it!

Thanks to everyone who stopped by this event, including the group from the Hatlen Center For the Blind.

See you next time!

- The CIL

 

The CIL's Assistive Technology Specialist, Jeshua Aveno, demonstrates the OrCam MyEye at this week's AT Event in Berkeley, CA.

The CIL's Assistive Technology Specialist, Jeshua Aveno, demonstrates the OrCam MyEye at this week's AT Event in Berkeley, CA.

CoCo Travel Training Trip to Sausalito

This past week, The CIL's Community Connections Team traveled to Sausalito with a group from the Mastick Senior Center in Alameda, CA.

Thanks to everybody who joined us on the trip!

Be sure to check out the photos and video below.

For more information about The CIL's Community Connections Program, visit www.thecil.org/coco.

The CIL Quad Rugby Clinic Wrap-up

The CIL's first multi-day quad rugby clinic has officially wrapped! 27 athletes converged on Alameda over the weekend to train and hone their skills with a series of drills, scrimmages, and special guest speakers.

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Special thanks to Jack Clark, Chuck Aoki, Chris Cook, Steve Pate, Bryanna Stubbert, the Alameda Recreation and Park Department, and the Oakland Marriott at City Center.

Additionally we would like to thank The United States Quad Rugby Association, Triumph Foundation, BOX Wheelchairs, RibGrips and Simply Selling Shirts for supporting The CIL's first Wheelchair Rugby Clinic.

It was a very successful weekend of all-inclusive rugby, education and fun at Alameda Point Gymnasium.

Be sure to check out the photos and videos below!


The CIL Rugby Clinic Official Video


The CIL Rugby Clinic Photo Gallery


Jack Clark - HC Cal Rugby - Full Speech, Friday September 29 (33 Mins.)


Full Scrimmage - Sunday October 2, 2017 (46 Mins.)

Thanks again to everybody who came out!

Don't forget: The CIL holds open practices for Quad Rugby and Wheelchair Lacrosse a few Sundays every month.  Be sure to visit http://www.thecil.org/calendar/ for upcoming practices.

We'll see you next time!

- The CIL

The CIL Goes to the Ballpark

This week, The CIL's Community Connections team traveled by BART to see the Oakland A's beat the Los Angeles Angels! Thanks to everyone who came out. Be sure to follow The CIL for upcoming events.

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TheCIL Alameda Opens!

We are so grateful for the amazing support from the Bay Area community, particularly the warm welcome from Alameda residents and businesses, and the people that continually support the work we do for the disability community. We hope you all will continue to participate in expanding TheCIL's impact!

Wheelchair Rugby with TheCIL

TheCIL is hosting a series of summer of adaptive sporting. Check out some of the wheelchair rugby action below. And click here to view our events calendar for the next time you can join!