Winter Quarter 2019

Perspectives in Assistive Technology


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

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Call for 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 Faire webpage:

  • Name of the assistive technology device(s)
  • Photo of the assistive technology device(s)
  • Name of manufacturer along with webpage url
  • A short description of the device that includes what it is, what it does, who it benefits, and any special features.

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 classroom.

Please note that this is meant to be an educational event rather than an opportunity for sales.

David L. Jaffe, MS
dljaffe -at-

Updated 10/16/2018

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