Winter Quarter 2020

Perspectives in Assistive Technology


David L. Jaffe, MS
Lathrop Library Classroom 282
Tuesdays & Thursdays from 4:30pm to 5:50pm

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Classroom Location and Accessibility Information

Lathrop Library, Classroom 282

Lathrop Library

Lathrop Library

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The Lathrop Library is an undergraduate library that houses the East Asia Library and many classrooms. The building was formerly occupied by the Graduate School of Business, has been recently renovated, is named for Jane Lathrop Stanford, co-founder of the university (with her husband, Leland), and is located at the corner of Lasuen Mall and Serra Mall, adjacent to Memorial Auditorium and the Oval.

Classroom 282 has a capacity of 150 people in a flexible and accessible environment, including mobile large screens for group work on a laptop, large 3D-capable screens able to display a wide range of inputs, a mobile presentation and annotation lectern, and a synthetic acoustics system that supports both class-wide large group discussion and small group work.

Driving Directions

Refer to the San Francisco Bay Area Map (pdf) and the Palo Alto / Stanford Area Map

From Highway 101 (North and South)

  • Take the Embarcadero Road exit
  • Follow exit signs to Embarcadero Road West / Stanford University
  • As you enter Stanford, Embarcadero becomes Galvez Street
  • Follow the map to selected parking area

From Highway 280 (North and South)

  • Exit Sand Hill Road, heading east
  • Turn right on Stock Farm Road
  • Turn left onto Campus Drive West
  • Continue on Campus Drive
  • Turn right on Roth Way
  • Follow the map to selected parking area

From El Camino Real (North and South)

  • Exit El Camino Real at University Avenue
  • Turn toward the hills (away from downtown Palo Alto)
  • As you enter Stanford, University Avenue becomes Palm Drive
  • Follow the map to selected parking area


Marguerite lines X, Y, and P run close to the East Asia Library, with stops at Serra and Galvez Streets (X, Y) and the campus Oval (P). All Marguerite shuttles are wheelchair-accessible. Call 650/723-9362 for information or download Marguerite routes and schedule.


Parking regulations are enforced until 4:00pm on weekdays. (Parking on the Oval is restricted until 6:00pm) There are a small number of metered parking spots (no payment required after 4:00pm) available on Lasuen Dr., behind the Littlefield Center. There are also parking spots available on Memorial Dr., just behind the Lathrop Library. This map shows their relationship to the classroom.

Disabled parking is located at the end of Memorial Way, near the Knight Building. Additional disabled parking is located behind the Littlefield Center on Lasuen Street or at the Oval. The closest Marguerite shuttle stop is located on Serra Mall or on Galvez Street and Memorial Way. Parking - Persons with Disabilities provides more information.

There should be open parking spaces along Lasuen St and Roth Way, and in the Museum Way lots. After parking, make your way along Lasuen St. through the Littlefield Center Building arch. Lathrop Library is ahead on the left. Take the stairs to the second floor and enter the building on the right or proceed to Serra Mall, turn left, and roll down the ramp.

Building and Classroom Access

Lathrop Library is wheelchair-accessible. A ramp off Serra Mall near the corner of Lasuen Mall or the pathway from Memorial Way between Lathrop and Memorial Auditorium provides accessible routes to the courtyard level where step-free entrances are located. Power-operated doors are located on both the east and west sides of the building. Two elevators service all floors. This map illustrates the location of the ramp.

To access the classroom, take an elevator to the 2nd floor, turn left, proceed down the hall, and turn left. The classroom is straight ahead. The floor plan shows the location of the elevators and restrooms and indicates the route.

Wheelchair accessible men's and women's restrooms are located on the north and south sides of Lathrop Library. On the 1st floor, restrooms are located just past the elevators on the right side (south). Additional restrooms are located at the end of the hall, on the right (north) inside the Academic Computing Station (near a water fountain and refill station). On the 2nd floor, wheelchair-accessible restrooms are located just outside the entrance to the classroom.

On-campus Access

The Office of Accessible Education operates a free Disability Golf Cart Service, DisGo, for all members of the Stanford community. It is open to anyone with a disability or medical condition that makes it difficult to travel about campus. DisGo currently maintains two 4-seat golf carts and one wheelchair accessible cart.

Updated 07/24/2019

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