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The Family Café Partners with FAAST

picture of faast logoThe Family Café is proud to announce a new partnership with the Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology, Inc. (FAAST) to house the FAAST Regional Demonstration Center (RDC) for Northwest Florida.

The focus of this project is to provide greater access, knowledge and training as it relates to assistive technology for those residing in the northwest region of Florida. It will serve people in Gulf, Holmes, Washington, Bay, Jackson, Calhoun, Gadsden, Liberty, Franklin, Leon, Wakulla, Jefferson, Madison and Taylor counties. The northwest region includes a large rural area, with multiple low population density counties. For those residing in those areas, assistive technology can be particularly essential. It connects them with resources, allows them to interact remotely, and facilitates their mobility. The Family Café looks forward to addressing the unique challenges that families in those rural areas face.

The Family Café Regional Demonstration Center will provide a variety of services, including:

  • AT Assessments
  • AT Evaluations
  • Device Demonstrations
  • Device Loans
  • Refurbish Repair of Equipment
  • Presentations
  • Info & Assistance
  • Trainings 

With this new partnership, The Family Café welcomes the addition of Jesse Hansen to its staff in the role of Northwest Florida RDC Coordinator. Jesse has a wealth of technical knowledge and experience, having worked for more than seven years in the field of computer and device repair, diagnostics and maintenance. In that capacity, he has also had the opportunity to assess the needs of individual users, and to train groups in the use of various technology. He will bring his significant experience in working with technology to the Regional Demonstration Center.

The Family Café has held a long standing friendship and association with FAAST and is excited to work together to connect people with disabilities in northwest Florida with assistive technology. If you or anyone you know is in need of any of the services that we will now offer as the Family Café Northwest Regional Demonstration Center please contact us so we can provide those services that our community needs. Jesse can be reached directly at jhansen@familycafe.net.

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