A Community Where Individuals, Families & Providers Come Togetherto Advance & Enable Technology for People with Special Needs
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Jun 2-4, 2017
With technology, our children have risen to meet their full potential. Each of us and our children have forged new vistas by technology, increasing participation in classrooms, communities and workplaces. Our mission is to continue to discover new technologies, educate others on technological resources available, and influence the very policy-makers and producers that shape the tech industry.
Our vision is to live in a world where individuals with disabilities and special needs are pioneering the forefront of technology. A world where demand for technology is pulled by individual’s need rather than pushed by corporation’s pockets. Families at the Forefront stands to create a beneficial relationship between technology producers and those who have the greatest need for technology to enable their lives. We invite you to stand with us.
Families at the Forefront of Technology (FFT) is the brainchild of five families, each pioneers in the world of special needs and disability. Our dynamic group of individuals come with impressive personal and professional track records and are known for creativity and innovate solutions for people with disabilities in Colorado. Please see our About page learn more about each families’ individual focus.
MILLION Special Needs Individuals in the United States
That Adds Up to 1 out of Every 5 Americans
Of The 56.7 MILLION Disabled Americans Are UNDER 44 Years Old
of Today's US Jobs Require a Computer. Expected to rise to 77% in this Decade.
In A Nutshell
Today we are experiencing a gap; one between technology’s advancement and its and notoriety. Technology to enable people with disabilites is available. It is awareness about this technology that is dragging behind. FFTCON closes this gap. FFTCON is a conference for empowering special needs individuals and their families with technology. It is a weekend where we can draw together as a community and learn from one another. FFTCON draws luminaries from numerous industries, societies, and interest groups to educate and inspire our guests on how technology can revolutionize their lives.
Who We Are
We are the families, mothers, friends, and advocates of special needs individuals. We are the fire that constitutes one strong empowered voice for those who, alone, would be a sole flicker.
What We Stand For
We stand for empowering special needs individuals to live independently, joyfully, and fully. We believe we can make the difference, and effectively represent the most unrepresented demographic in the United States. Will you stand with us?
Getting the Right People Together to Develop & Enable Assisted Technology for Our Special Needs Loved Ones and Americans. We want family members AND individuals with special needs to join us. Please see our tiered pricing to help you join us at the conference.
of (non-disabled) U.S. Adults Use the Internet
of Disabled Adults Use the Internet
Internet-enabled devices are not set up for the 20% disabled population in the U.S. Most wheelchairs can not fit under a standard computer desk. Most computers are not designed to accommodate those with physical movement barriers.