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Course Description - Perspectives in Assistive
Technology explores issues surrounding the design, development, and use of
assistive technology benefitting people with disabilities and older adults.
Semi-weekly one-hour lectures will be presented by notable professionals,
clinicians, and individuals with disabilities.
Activities - Students enrolled in the course learn about assistive
technology from these guest lecturers and through field trips, an Assistive
Technology Faire, and a film screening. Additionally they work in project teams
to understand and address the problems and challenges experienced by
individuals with disabilities and older adults in the local community by
developing design concepts & fabricating, testing, and refining prototype
assistive technology devices.
Class Time &
Location - The class meets on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons starting
Tuesday, January 8th from 4:30pm to
5:50pm. The lectures will take place in the Lathrop Library, Classroom
Participate - You are invited to particpate in the course. Your
involvement can take several forms:.
Browse the Course
Website - The course website contains
information from the past 11 years of the class including the syllabus, lecture
material, and photographs.
Perspectives, the Course Newsletter - This emailed newsletter
announces upcoming lectures and local events related to Assistive Technology.
Contact me if you would like to be added to the list. Here is the
archive of past issues.
Lectures - Lectures are open to the Stanford community and anyone
interested in attending. Please refer to the lecture
schedule for guest speaker information and topics. There is no charge to
attend or requirement to enroll. Please refer to the
maps for the classroom location and parking
options. On-campus parking after 4pm does not require a permit.
Projects - If you have suggestions for projects for this year's course,
please send them to me. Project goals must address needs for which there are no
commercially available products and be simple enough to be completed in 8
weeks. Please refer to the Call for Team Project
Suggestions webpage for a complete list of project requirements and how
best to communicate your suggestions.
list of previous years' projects and the
current project list.
Partner with Student
Teams - The course is seeking local community members who are assistive
technology users or health care professionals, individuals with disabilities,
older adults, as well as caregivers (family and friends) to advise student
project teams. Your expertise, involvement, and good project ideas will enhance
their project outcomes. Please review the University Guidelines for Mentors, Coaches,
Volunteers, Facilitators, and Affiliates document regarding the
expectations and responsibilities of University community members who work with
Course - Support for the student projects and the course in general is
sought. Refer to Call for Course and Project
Support for more information.
Please let me know if you require
a special accommodation.
|David L. Jaffe,