Alexa Brill, BA

Alexa Brill, BA graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 2013. She has worked for The Arc of Pennsylvania since 2014 as their Social Media and Website Manager. Alexa serves as the President on the Board of Self Advocates United As 1 (SAU1). She also serves on the Smart Home Advisory Committee through the Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation (PATF). Alexa is very passionate about advocating for the rights of people with disabilities, as well as helping to make sure they have access to the right technology. She wants to help people learn about and access the technology they need to be as independent as possible.

Fun Tech Fact Questions & Answers:

Q: Mainstream tech device you can’t live without? Why?

A: My Android smartphone. I use it to control my entire smart home independently, as well as text/call people, do emails, etc. 

Q: What was your first cell phone?

A: Jitterbug. It took me five years to find a smartphone that I could use independently. My Android smartphone connects wirelessly through Bluetooth to my joystick on my power wheelchair. A mouse pointer then shows up on the screen, so I can control it like a computer. As far as I know right now, Android is the only smartphone I've found that comes with a built-in mouse pointer.