Assistive Technology Faire Participants
This event - scheduled for Thursday,
February 28th will provide an opportunity for students and community
members to get an up-close look at a variety of assistive technology devices
and learn about available services.
Users of assistive technology products
as well as small companies and agencies serving individuals with disabilities
and older adults are encouraged to bring assistive technology devices to
display, demonstrate, and discuss.
Tables and power will be provided for
participants in the Lathrop Library classroom
during the scheduled class time. A large open space outside the classroom will
also be available to demonstrate mobility devices.
If you are a vendor of assistive
technology products or supply assistive technology services and would like to
participate, please contact me and submit the following information for the
- Name of the assistive technology
- Photo of the assistive technology
- Name of manufacturer along with
- A short description of the device
that includes what it is, what it does, who it benefits, and any special
On the date of the Faire:
- Refer to
Classroom Location and Accessibilty
Information for driving directions, finding parking, and locating the
classroom. Parking in "A" or "C" spaces after 4pm is free and does not require
a parking sticker.
- Arrive at the classroom by 4:15pm
and plan to stay until 6pm or until it gets dark.
- Bring handout material.
- Be prepared to provide
demonstrations of the device and explain its features.
- Be ready to answer questions about
the device: the problem it addresses, who would benefit from its use, why the
device is superior to other commercial products, specifics of the
design/development process pursued, and marketing information.
- Encourage students and community
members to try the device.
- Anticipate cool weather, so dress
warmly if you plan to demonstrate a mobility device outside the
Please note that this is meant to be an
educational event rather than an opportunity for sales.
- David L. Jaffe, MS
- dljaffe -at-