AT Designers: The Next Generation

Goldberg, Mary R.
June 2011
PN;Jun2011, Vol. 65 Issue 6, p32
Trade Publication
The article focuses on various educational programs which engage students in assistive technology (AT) field. It says that American Student Placements in Rehabilitation Engineering (ASPIRE) and Quality of Life Technology (QoLT) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program offered students with AT design projects, symposia, and field trips. It relates that student involvement changes their opinions and empowers collaboration between disabled and nondisabled students.


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