What is Enabling Technologies Associates, Inc (Enabletech)
Enabletech is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to using technology to improve the independence of people with disabilities. Our volunteers are engineers, fabricators, and medical and business professionals who donate their time and expertise. Our services are provided at no cost to our clients.
Our process is to:
- Review the client’s capabilities and needs
- Compare the needs to available technologies
- Design and create adaptations as needed
- Build and test the device
- Ensure that the device meets the individual’s needs
No members, directors or officers of Enabletech receive a salary or benefit materially in any way from our work. Our reward is the satisfaction of seeing our efforts make a positive difference in the lives of our clients. We are supported by public and private donations and grants and in-kind materials from our partners and volunteers.
Enabletech was founded in 2000 in South Carolina by an engineer and program manager retired from a 42-year career at Westinghouse Defense and Electronics in Baltimore, MD. He was active until his death in December, 2017, at the age of 90. He has been replaced by another seasoned Westinghouse engineer who has a 40 year career in systems engineering, manufacturing and quality assurance management, and project management.
Our board of directors consists of engineers, physicians, and business and professional leaders in South Carolina. Some of our board members have disabilities.
Enabletech Board Members
Edwin E. Keelen, president and chairman of the board
Amanda Turpin, treasurer
Sharon H. Kelly, secretary
John W. Atkinson
John McMurtrie II
Russell J. Turpin
Enabletech Advisory Board Members