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 sheltered open space outside the classroom will also be available to demonstrate mobility devices.

How to Register

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) or service(s)
  • A suitable photo or logo representing the device or service
  • Name of company or service provider along with webpage url
  • Name(s) of individual participating in the Faire
  • A short description of the device or service including what it is, what it does, who it benefits, and any special features.

On the Date of the Faire

  • You are welcome to bring handout material.
  • Refer to Classroom Location and Accessibilty Information for driving directions, finding parking, and locating the classroom.
  • Plan to arrive on campus anytime between 3:30pm and 4:15pm and stay until 6pm or until it gets dark.
  • You can drop off any equipment at the Littlefield Center on Lasuen St., then find parking. Call me for guard duty - 650/892-4464.
  • Parking in "A" or "C" spaces after 4pm is free and does not require a parking sticker.
  • Procede to the second floor of Lathrop Library by the stairs or the accessible ramp and elevator.
  • Set up on one of the tables (4 by 7 feet) in Classroom 282. There are plenty of power outlets, but bring your own extension cords.
  • Vendors with mobility devices may set up outside the classroom.
  • Be prepared to provide demonstrations of the device or explain the features of the service.
  • Be ready to answer questions about the device or service: the problem it addresses, who would benefit from its use, why the device or service is superior to other commercial products or services, specifics of the design/development process pursued for the device, and any 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 02/13/2019

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