AgrAbility News for July 2020
National AgrAbility News
The U.S. House of Representatives included AgrAbility in its agricultural appropriations bill at level funding for FY 2021. The Senate has yet to finalize its agricultural appropriations bill.
Due to continuing issues surrounding COVID-19 and guidance against gathering in large groups, the AgrAbility NTW scheduled to begin on Nov. 30 is being canceled. Unfortunately, the Madison Concourse Hotel is not able to guarantee that it will be able to host a group of AgrAbility’s size in November/December. The NAP hopes to plan some smaller regional events and some virtual events over the next 12 months.
The WeWALK Smart Cane detects obstacles above chest level with an ultrasonic sensor and vibrates when these objects are near. It alerts users if there are low hanging trees, traffic signs, poles and other obstacles. It has mobile applications for both iOS and Android, and users can save favorite places and get turn-by-turn and clockwise navigation through the cane while the phone is in a pocket.