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Ability Tools Calendar

We have a full calendar of trainings and events with Ability Tools for 2018 and beyond! We make it our goal to reach out to the community for local events and trainings. If you have a suggestion for an event or training to add on our calendar, please contact us.

If you need additional accommodation(s) to participate in an Ability Tools training or event, requests must be made ten business days prior to the training or event by emailing us at or contacting 1-800-390-2699 or 1-800-900-0706 TTY.

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List of Other Trainings & Events

Hacker Lab & CTEC- Laser Cut Keyguards Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018 • 4:30PM - 7:30PM (PST)

Sponsor Organization: Makers Making Change & CTEC

Type: Event
Category: Other
Location: Hacker Labs • 4415 Granite Dr. #200 • Rocklin , CA 9577

In partnership with Communication Technology Education Center (CTEC) and Hacker Lab this event is to make various keyguards for a variety of users and people with disabilities.

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) device is an umbrella term that encompasses the communication methods used to supplement or replace speech or writing for those with impairments in the production or comprehension of spoken or written language. Often, a keyguard is placed on top to help the user control their input and address mobility and agility issues in using the device.

This event is good for:

-Disability Professionals that want help making  keyguards
-People with Disabilities that need a keyguard for   their access needs
-Makers that can use a laser cutter and design programs, that wish to give back to the community  through using their maker skills.

To register visit:

2018 Independent Living Conference Wednesday, June 6th, 2018 • 9:00AM - 5:00PM (PST)

Sponsor Organization: California Foundation for Independent Living Centers

Type: Event
Category: Other
Location: Sacramento Convention Center (3rd Floor Meeting rooms) • 1400 J Street • Sacramento , CA 95814

The California Foundation for Independent Living Centers is excited to organize and host the second annual Independent Living Conference. Last year's launch was a huge success and brought in more attendees than expected. This year we hope to bring together even more participants with the theme, Collaboration & Solidarity.

This year's workshop topics will include:
-Youth Transition
-Long-Term Services & Support
-Emergency Readiness & Recovery
-Systems Change Advocacy/Community Organizing

For more information and to register visit:

Participants are encouraged to stay and attend the 14th Annual Disability Capitol Action Day on Thursday, June 7 at Cesar Chavez Park the day after the conference.

14th Annual Disability Capitol Action Day Thursday, June 7th, 2018 • 10:00AM - 3:00PM (PST)

Sponsor Organization: Disability Action Coalition and CFILC

Type: Event
Category: Other
Location: Cesar Chavez Park • 910 I street • Sacramento , CA 95814

Disability Capitol Action Day is an annual event coordinated by The Disability Action Coalition as an opportunity for people of cross disabilities and their allies to come together in solidarity for learning, resources, unity and to share the current issues that affect their daily lives.

For more information and to register visit: