The CIL hosted the first ever Momentum Expo, a Transportation & Mobility event that seeks to empower people with disabilities (of all ages) and their families to get out, get moving and actively explore their community. On Saturday, April 14, vendors, speakers, and organizations gathered at the Ed Roberts Campus in Berkeley, CA for an educational and fun-filled afternoon. We had more than 200 in attendance, plus the exhibitors!
Thanks to the assistive tech exhibitors who participated in the Expo: Sterling Adaptives, Sendero Group, BORP, Ambutech, Ability Tools, Abiliquip, Invacare, and Whill.
Thanks to the event speakers from BART, Afghan Amputee Bicyclists for Rehabilitation And Recreation (AABRAR), CRIL, DOR, and Bob Coomber from "4 Wheel Bob".
Thanks to everyone who came out to the event, and especially to our sponsors: Alameda County Transportation Commision, Metropolitan Transportation Commission, and Caltrans.
See you next year!
Momentum Expo 2018 Photo Gallery:
For photos from Desire 2 Inspire and Marin Photo Booth, go to https://www.marinphotobooth.com/The-Center-For-Independent-Living-Momentum-Expo
Power On: LIVE!
Saturday, from the main lobby at the Momentum Expo, The CIL aired the first-ever live episode of Power On, our assistive technology review show. Host Rafael Siegel sat down with guests, speakers, AT specialists and more for over 3 hours of fun! Check back for more clips (now with subtitles) from Power On: LIVE!
Rafael Siegel opens up our first ever live episode of Power On with a monologue outlining the events and activities available at the Momentum Expo in Berkeley, CA.
Saturday morning on Power On: LIVE!, we sat down with Todd Kerr, the Berkeley Times founder and editor to talk about his long-standing relationship with the disability community, his reluctance to put the bimonthly publication online, and what a fully-accessible version of the newspaper might look like.
Steve Haines, Rehab Sales Manager for Invacare Corporation, stopped by Power On: LIVE! at Saturday's Momentum Expo and brought along the new Invacare TDX SP2, a power wheelchair loaded with cutting-edge technology, including Invacare's new LiNX Electronics.
Kim Ridgeway, the Accessibility Services Specialist from AC Transit stopped by the Power On: LIVE! set to discuss her Wheelchair Marking and Tether Strap Program as well as AC Transit's ever-evolving solutions to accessibility.
At last month’s Momentum Expo, we sat down with Livermore City Council Member Bob Coomber to talk about hiking in a wheelchair, adjusting to life with a disability, and starring in the new documentary, 4 Wheel Bob. Check out our highlights from that interview.