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Assistive Technology Symposium to be held April 26-27 at UTPA
By Office of University Relations
381-2741
Posted: 04/25/2005
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An Assistive Technology (AT) Symposium for employers in the Rio Grande Valley will be held on Tuesday, April 26, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Wednesday, April 27, 8 a.m.-noon at The University of Texas-Pan American Ballroom. The purpose of the symposium is to let employers know about the different types of AT available to their employees with disabilities.

The symposium is sponsored by the Rehab Club, the Division of Blind Services and Project Enhance. Project Enhance is a three year grant-funded program in the Department of Rehabilitation whose primary purpose is to provide training and technical support to colleges and universities across the nation regarding best practices for students with disabilities.

Also, on April 28, staff members of the Valley View ISD Special Education Department will be visiting the Project Enhance AT Lab at 2 p.m. to examine and learn about the assistive technology located at there. This is a free service of the AT lab to anyone who has a disability or who works with people with disabilities.

The AT Lab houses a range of equipment including closed circuit television systems, a Braille printer, scanner, an assortment of magnification devices, digital recorders, talking calculators and dictionaries, alternative computer input devices, voice recognition software, screen reading software, and a variety of other items that can enable people with disabilities to live a more independent life.

For more information on the symposium or the Project Enhance AT Lab, contact Hector Requenez, AT lab coordinator, at 956/292-7409.

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