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Photos: Annual Assistive Technology Expo expands opportunities for those with disabilities

Students in the Department of Recreation Therapy's Assistive Technology in Recreation class ran an Assistive Technology Expo in the Student Center on Friday, Dec. 1. Each year, in collaboration with the Pennsylvania's Initiative on Assistive Technology program from Temple's Institute on Disabilities, students share devices that help individuals with low vision, hearing loss or communication difficulties take advantage of recreational opportunities in their daily lives.

Posted:  December 12, 2017

Occupational therapy students explore a new technique in adaptive technology

This semester, students in the College of Public Health and Temple’s Tyler School of Art are bringing a burgeoning practice in adaptive technology to HMS School for Children with Cerebral Palsy in Philadelphia.

In a multidisciplinary effort, students are designing and creating custom adaptations, such as a booster seat that helps a child with paralysis sit upright or a small table that’s just their size, that increase function in those with disabilities.

Posted:  November 10, 2017