Community Spotlight – 2nd Quarter

The New River Valley Disability Resource Center has successfully completed the pilot program, Improving Health Literacy Through Technology (IHLTT), on May 26th.

The grant-funded IHLTT pilot program held six 1-hour training workshops at the Dublin Library in Pulaski County, and the Pearisburg Library in Giles County. Workshops included learning how to:

  • Set up an email account with two-step verification
  • Internet/email safety and resources
  • Create and join a Zoom meeting
  • Set up MyChart for Carilion Clinic or Patient Portal for LewisGale
  • Use the accessibility features on the iPad
  • Learn how to navigate and download applications to the iPad, and
  • Set up personal Apple ID and iCloud accounts

A total of 13 participants signed up for the IHLTT pilot program; and 12 out of the 13 participants completed the requirements and each participant was then eligible to receive a free Apple iPad and Apple Pencil. In addition, all eligible participants showed an marked improvement in their understanding of using the technology, and they were all very grateful to have been a part of the workshops. 

Image of windowed room with two large brown tables on blue-green carpet, and each table has 4-5 individuals of various ages working on iPads. A woman with red curly hair and a mauve shirt is talking to the entire class.

A big THANK YOU to our partners for helping us make this program a success…

Allison Long with the Pearisburg Public Library

Aaron Jarrells with the Charles & Ona B. Free Memorial Library

Andy Wilburn with Giles Health & Family Center