In the first of its kind in the area, an adapted home exhibit at the Independence Center will showcase the tools and products that help people with disabilities live independently in their own homes.

The event is slated from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 5 and Oct. 6 at the Freedom Financial Services Expo Center.

The adapted home exhibit is designed to educate the community on what accessible tools exist to keep individuals with disabilities independent in their homes and communities. The home will showcase eight rooms filled with more than 1,000 products that encourage and enable independent living.

“Everyone can benefit from this exhibit — not just people with disabilities,” said Patricia Yeager, The Independence Center CEO. “We all know someone with a disability, whether it’s a child, our best friend or a parent getting older.”

The technology that will be presented in the house will assist people with functional limitations of all ages and their caretakers and show them that they really can be more independent in their homes, Yeager said.

The event shows users to incorporate the products into every-day living. Some of the items include lighted phone call signalers, talking alarm clocks, accessible showers, and garden and kitchen equipment. The items on display vary in cost and level of technology. Many of the items in the home will be on sale in the vendor fair. Accessible vehicles will be displayed.

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