Disability Summit

2022 Disability Summit sponsored by KenCrest, Representative Joe Hohenstein, Temple University, The Arc of Philadelphia,

Thank you for participating in this year’s Disability Summit!


September 22nd Temple University Student Center Philadelphia, PA

This year’s conference highlights enabling and assistive technologies—creating greater accessibility for people with disabilities throughout the world.

Join us for a day-long conference held on Temple University’s campus featuring a keynote address by Dr. Shea Tanis, Associate Research Professor at the Kansas University Center on Excellence in Developmental Disabilities; along with breakout tracks from various leaders in the ET field, and a public legislative hearing to advocate for assistive and enabling tech.

Check back soon for more information, the full schedule, and how to register!

Questions? Contact us at disabilitysummit@kencrest.org 



Join us back hereon 9/22 for one of the four sessions being livestreamed.

Livestreamed sessions and times:

  •  9:45AM-10:30AM       Keynote address with Dr. Shea Tanis  watch here
  • 10:40AM-11:30AM      Exploration and Innovation-Comcast’s Take On Tech First Supports with Tom Wlodkowski  watch here
  • 11:40AM-12:30PM       Speech Recognition for Everyone-Behind the Scenes of an AAC Start up with Sara Smolley and Rachel Levy   watch here
  • 3:00PM-4:00PM          Public Legislative Hearing    watch here

Go to KenCrest’s YouTube channel where all these sessions will be, directly here.

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Planning Your Attendance?


The closest parking lots to the Student Center are the Tuttleman and Cecil B. Moore lots. The Tuttleman lot is located on Montgomery Avenue between 13th and 12th streets. The Cecil B. Moore lot is located on Cecil B. Moore Avenue between 12th and 13th streets.

There are also two public parking garages on the University’s Main Campus. The Liacouras Garage is located on 15th Street, between Montgomery and Cecil B. Moore avenues. Montgomery Avenue Garage is located on 11th Street, between Montgomery Avenue and Berks Street.

Taking Public Transportation:

Temple University is a stop on many local public transportation routes.

Broad Street Subway:

All local Broad Street subway trains stop at Cecil B. Moore Station (Broad and Cecil B. Moore Avenue).


The 4 and 16 buses stop on Broad Street at Cecil B. Moore Avenue, Montgomery Avenue, Polett Walk and Norris Street. The 23 bus stops on 12th Street (southbound) and 11th Street (northbound) at Polett Walk, Montgomery Avenue and Cecil B. Moore Avenue.

SEPTA Regional Rail Lines:

All lines stop at Temple University Station, located at 10th and Berks streets.

For additional directions and information, including parking prices, please visit Temple University’s website: https://www.temple.edu/maps-and-directions/


There are a number of hotels in the downtown Philadelphia area. A list of recommendations is included below. For pricing and availability please visit the hotel’s website or call directly.

  • The Conwell Inn (located on Temple University’s campus)
  • Club Quarters
  • DoubleTree Hotel
  • Hilton Garden Inn
  • Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing
  • Loews Hotel
  • Sonesta Philadelphia
  • The Notary Hotel



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