SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Thousands of people with disabilities, their families, caregivers, seniors, wounded veterans and healthcare professionals are expected to attend Abilities Expo San Jose on November 22-24, 2013 at San Jose Convention Center. Admission is free and show hours will be Friday 11 am to 5 pm, Saturday 11 am to 5 pm and Sunday 11 am to 4 pm.
This year, the annual San Jose Abilities Expo will feature an impressive line-up of exhibits, celebrities, workshops, events and activities to appeal to people of all ages with the full spectrum of disabilities—including physical, learning, developmental and sensory disabilities.
"It's not just that we provide a forum that showcases essential technology to bridge the gap between ability and disability," said David Korse, president and CEO of Abilities Expo. "The Expo is always new and exciting with a host of all-inclusive, adaptive activities."
American Sign Language interpreters, real-time captioning, complimentary loaner scooters, wheelchair repair and a power chair charging station will also be available during show hours.
"The Expo provides the community of people with disabilities access to life-enhancing products, education, resources and fun," said Korse. "We can't wait to help people explore the possibilities and open their eyes to all the things they can do."
The Latest Products and Services
Attendees will experience cutting-edge products and services for people with a wide range of disabilities. They will find mobility products, devices for people with developmental disabilities, medical equipment, home accessories, essential services, low-cost daily living aids, products for people with sensory impairments and much more. The Assistive Technology Showcase will feature the latest AT products for people to experience hands-on.
A series of compelling workshops which address pressing disability issues will be offered free-of-charge to all attendees. Sessions will focus on travel, finding clinical trials, outdoor recreation, sexuality, accessible home ownership, living well, thriving as a parent of a special needs child, finding the correct mobility device and that is just for starters.
Adaptive Sports, Dancing, Art and More!
Abilities Expo does not merely inform, it engages and it entertains. Attendees can learn some great dance moves from The Walk and Roll Dance Team, enjoy performance art and play a host of different adaptive sports.
Fun for Kids
There will be a special Disney event on November 24 where kids can enjoy fun interactive games, adaptive dances, songs and prizes! They'll love the face painting, too!
Meet the Animals
Animals have become an intrinsic part of the disability community. Some are essential to the healing process, while others help their human partners become more independent. Expo-goers will enjoy assistance dog demos, and learn how the Horse Boy Method can help people with disabilities even without using horses.
On November 22, there will be a special dance performance from AXIS Dance Company, as seen on So You Think You Can Dance.
On November 22 & 23, attendees will meet Tiphany Adams, one of the stars of Push Girls, a docu-series from the Sundance Channel which traces the lives of four dynamic women in Hollywood who happen to be in wheelchairs.
Jennifer French, silver medalist for Sailing at the 2012 Paralympian Games and the 2013 Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year, will conduct a workshop and book signing for her new autobiography, On My Feet Again.
For more information, visit www.abilitiesexpo.com/sanjose.
SOURCE Abilities Expo