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Next Tech Briefing - July 18
Computers and Assistive Technology

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Tech Briefings are free, informal, and interactive seminars led by knowledgeable IT Services staff or other IT professionals on computer-related topics of interest to the Stanford community. Tech Briefings are held Fridays from 2:00 to 3:30 PM in Turing Auditorium (Polya Hall, Room 111). No registration is required.

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Upcoming Tech Briefings

Date Topic Presenter(s)
July 18

Computers and Assistive Technology

This presentation will be a brief introduction to Assistive Technology including:

  • a definition of terms
  • demographics
  • goals of rehabilitation
  • perceptions of disability
  • the needs of people experiencing disabilities
  • political correctness
  • numerous examples of computer-based assistive technology devices and research projects

David L. Jaffe teaches a Winter Quarter course, Perspectives in Assistive Technology, that explores the design, development, and use of technology that benefits people with disabilities and older adults.

David L. Jaffe, MS
Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering Design Group
July 25

Stanford Media Group

Featured Presentation: Stanford Digital Repository, Hannah Frost

Come hear about the Stanford Digital Repository (SDR) from its service manager covering the role for library collections and media collections as well as SUL's roadmap for media support via the SDR.

Hannah Frost, Stanford University Libraries
August 1 To Be Announced  
August 8 To Be Announced  
August 15

Taking the Fear out of Web Accessibility: How Your Small Changes Make a Big Difference

Do the words "Web accessibility" scare you? Do you imagine a major redesign resulting in an ugly site that looks like it was built in the 1990s? If so, then this session is for you.
Come learn how small changes in how you create content and write code  make a big difference to site visitors with and without disabilities. Leave feeling confident that you have what it takes to enable all those who come to your site to find the information they need.


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