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Community Navigation & Mobility for Individuals with Disabilities

Program ID : IC75.2019
Webinar Length of Time: 1.0 Hour

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Carmen Digiovine, PhD, ATP/SMS, RET
The Ohio State University, United States

Carmen P. DiGiovine is a rehabilitation engineer and is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Occupational Therapy Division and the Biomedical Engineering Department at The Ohio State University. He is also the Director of Rehabilitation Science and Technology for the Assistive Technology Center at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. He has presented at national and international conferences for the past 20 years. Dr. DiGiovine is an active member of RESNA, IEEE-EMB, and BMES.

Olivia Vega, S/OT

Andy Wolpert

Presented at the 35th International Seating Symposium, Pittsburgh, PA USA

Note: Faculty for this activity have been required to disclose all relationships with any proprietary entity producing health care goods or services, with the exemption of nonprofit or government organizations and non-healthcare related companies.

  • No conflicts have been disclosed.


Mobility is critical to performing activities of daily living. Individuals with disabilities often have difficulty accessing public right-of-ways (sidewalks, street crossings), shared use paths, and public transportation while traveling from one location (origin) to another location (destination) as a result of navigation issues. The navigation issues impact both pedestrian access and public transportation. Therefore, Smart Columbus, in collaboration with The Ohio State University, has initiated a mobility assistance project to address these issues through the application of smartphone technologies and apps. The goal of the project is to implement a navigation app (Wayfinder, AbleLink Technologies) for individuals with disabilities in order to increase navigational independence and develop vocational, social, and community living skills within central Ohio. The purpose of this workshop is to provide an overview of the Smart Columbus mobility assistance project, and provide attendees with strategies for implementing a similar program within their community. We will provide a case study that focuses on mobility by individuals with disabilities within a mid-size urban setting (Columbus, OH) and within a large university setting (The Ohio State University).

Learning Objectives

Upon viewing this webinar, participants will be able to:


CEU Registration and Cost

0.100 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be awarded to individuals for viewing 1.0 hours of instruction.
The cost for the webinar is $59.00

Instructions to Obtain CEUs

go to the RSTCE web site at: www.rstce.org

    1. Enter user name and password or create new profile
    2. Select Webinars
    3. Select the webinar:IC75.2019 Community Navigation & Mobility for Individuals with Disabilities
    4. Complete your registration

A payment confirmation will be sent via e-mail.
(Allow 10 minutes for the database to process payment and send a confirmation e-mail).

After viewing the webinar

    1. log back into database and Select Post Tests and Evaluation for:
      IC75.2019 Community Navigation & Mobility for Individuals with Disabilities
    2. Select and complete Post Tests and Evaluations

You will receive your CEU Certificate via e-mailed as a PDF file (Please allow 10 minutes for the database to process your certificate and send it to your e-mail)

The University of Pittsburgh, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences awards Continuing Education Units to individuals who enroll in certain educational activities. The CEU is designated to give recognition to individuals who continue their education in order to keep up-to-date in their profession. (One CEU is equivalent to 10 hours of participation in an organized continuing education activity). Each person should claim only those hours of credit that he or she actually spent in the educational activity.
The University of Pittsburgh is certifying the educational contact hours of this program and by doing so is in no way endorsing any specific content, company, or product. The information presented in this program may represent only a sample of appropriate interventions.

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Updated | 06.27.2019