Outreach Award Presented to Adam Fine at Assistive Technology Awards Ceremony
February 15, 2004
SACRAMENTO – Watching a family member’s inhumane treatment at a skilled nursing facility had a tremendous effect on Adam Fine.
So much so, Fine has committed himself to promoting the benefits of home modifications and universal design to help keep people with disabilities independent, safe and comfortable in their own homes.
For this work, Fine was awarded the AT Network Outreach Award at the 1st Annual AT Network Assistive Technology Awards ceremony February 2, 2004, in Sacramento.
Mr. Fine spends a great amount of time and resources to educating and training many in Los Angeles. He has trained those at the Law Enforcement and Private Security Conference held by the Los Angeles Police Chief and Mayor James Hahn on how to safely evacuate people with various disabilities in an emergency.
“We are very excited to be able to recognize those who advocate for the use of assistive technology,” said Patricia Yeager, Executive Director of the California Foundation for Independent Living Centers. “Mr. Fine is effectively advancing the awareness of assistive technology and the difference it can make in the lives of many.”
Mr. Fine regularly educates health care professionals on the options available to them through assistive technology. He has also donated equipment to organizations and individuals in need, such as the Wadsworth Veteran Facility, the Exceptional Children’s Foundation camp and other consumers who can not afford personal AT devices. Mr. Fine has opened an interactive gallery, showroom and resource library for those in his community and regularly invites experts and manufacturers to demonstrate the latest in assistive technology.
For the past five years, Fine has opened an interactive gallery, showroom, resource library, conference facility, and documentary film studio to teach fellow health care professionals the latest innovations in assistive technology, home modifications, and universal design. He constantly updates his
community-accessible resource library and regularly invites experts and manufacturer’s representatives to demonstrate the latest assistive technology for the community at large, and for fellow health care professionals.
The awards acknowledge the achievements of companies and persons associated with assistive technology and the work they have done to improve the lives of persons with disabilities. Sponsors for the event include SBC Communications, Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region, The California Endowment and Hands on Sign Language Services.