|Professionals and students work together|
to build a custom-made seat for a young
child with disabilities.
Training program brings low-tech assistive technology techniques to communities in rural Utah
Building on that idea, the Utah Assistive Technology Program at Utah State University will begin teaching low-tech assistive technology methods to students, teachers, parents, and professionals in rural Utah, thanks to a grant funded by the Center for Persons with Disabilities's Interagency Outreach and Training Initiative. These workshops will address an identified need of a person in the community, and local students and professionals will have the chance to participate in a hands-on exercise to design and build a low-tech device.
Some examples of devices that could be built:
- A custom-made chair that helps a child with low muscle tone sit upright and in the correct position;
- An iPad holder that allows a person with limited motor skills to access an iPad independently;
- A device that helps a person with limited mobility get in and out of bed safely.
Want us to come to your town? Contact Alma Burgess. Let's build something!