Instructions for Guest Lecturers
Thank you once again for your willingness to
participate in the Stanford Course: Perspectives in Assistive
Presentation topic: Your talk can be
anything that relates to disability, rehabilitation, assistive technology, or
design techniques. You should have both expertise and passion for the topic.
You should plan for about 45 minutes presentation including questions. Please
consider bringing items to show, pass around, and demonstrate as this adds
interest to your talk.
Information needed: If you haven't
done so already, please provide me with the following information for the class
website and announcements:
- Title of your talk
- One paragraph description of your
- One paragraph biosketch
- Contact information that you would like to
- A digital photograph (head
Class location: The class will be held
in in Building 530 - Classroom 127. Refer to the
Classroom Location and Accessibility
Information webpage for driving directions and parking instructions. Let me
know if you would like me to mail you a printed map highlighting the classroom
location and nearby parking areas.
- Parking at Stanford does not require a
permit (or feeding meters) after 4pm.
- Your best chance of finding a parking
space is around the Oval or in the parking lot adjacent to Tressider
- Refer to the
map for the location of other parking lots.
- Please refer to a map to find you way from
your car to the classroom.
- Please plan to arrive at the classroom by
4pm for setup. Give yourself extra time to negotiate traffic, navigate
around campus, find a parking space, and make your way to the
- Class begins promptly at
- The lecture ends at approximately
- The class will start with a short
interactive session (15 to 20 minutes) that I will lead. After a short break, I
will then introduce you.
- You will have about 45 minutes for your
presentation, including questions and discussion.
- Email me your PowerPoint presentation the
day before you are scheduled to talk so I can load it on my laptop. Send any
videos separately. (Having your presentation pre-loaded on my laptop assures
that the slides will display properly and makes them available before class to
any students with visual impairments.)
- An LCD projector and speakers are
- I have a wireless device to advance the
slides and a laser pointer for your use. (See below)
- Access to the Internet is available
through my laptop.
- You will be given a wireless microphone to
wear on your lapel to record audio from your lecture. Do not handle the
microphone as it generates noise.
- Here are the controls for the Logitech
R800 wireless presenter.
- The audience will Stanford engineering
students (mostly mechanical engineering) and individuals from the greater
Stanford community (typically 40 people).
- There may be several students who arrive
late or have to leave early due to other class committments.
- Learning about rehabilitation and
- Obtaining information that can help them
pursue a successful assistive technology student team project for this class,
- Understanding how their Stanford education
in engineering can be used to benefit people with disabilities.
- Please do not overwhelm the students with
technical details. One message to communicate is they can successfully pursue
an assistive technology project.
Handout material: Please provide me
with a soft copy of any handout material before your presentation if you would
like me to make copies of them.
Presentation content suggestions:
Please consider including the following items (if appropriate) in your
- Introduce yourself, briefly provide some
career-oriented context: your educational and employment
- Who do you work for presently?
- What are you doing now?
- What kinds of projects are you working
- Who do you work with - professionals in
- What tools and design processes do you use
to succeed in your job?
- How are you funded?
- What are some unmet challenges in your
specific field of work?
- What is your perspective on your work and
your professional field as it relates to assistive technology and
- How does your work impact people with
disabilities or the fields of assistive technology and
- Provide at least one good example of your
work (hopefully it will include some mechanical engineering
- Include comments on how you address
ethical issues such as safety and privacy and how you interact with people with
- Engage the audience with questions such
- What do you think of when
- How would you solve this problem
- Bring items to display, demonstrate, and
- Please keep your presentation short and
concise to allow for questions and discussion.
Lecture material posted on the course
- Contact information - information for
students to contact you
- Lecture audio - audio recorded from the
entire class session
- Slides - a pdf version of you slide set
(You can request removal of specific slides you don't want published on the
- Handouts - pdf versions of any class
- Photos - images taken in class of guest
lecturer and any devices brought to class
Please contact me if you have any questions.
Thank you again,
- Dave Jaffe
- 650/892-4464 cell