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March 2019 is Assistive Technology Awareness Month

February 20, 2019

The following post was written by Tammy Wallace. For more information on Clemson’s Accessibility resources, see the Accessibility Web Portal.

February 20, 2019, Columbia, SC – The Governor of South Carolina has proclaimed March 2019 as Assistive Technology Awareness Month throughout the state and encourages all South Carolinians to become aware of the many ways in which assistive technologies contribute to the health, happiness, and independence of families, friends and neighbors.

A press conference will be held in the Lobby of the State House on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to Noon.  Please join us as we celebrate March 2019 as Assistive Technology Awareness Month.

One way to gain awareness of assistive technologies available is to attend The SC Assistive Technology Expo on March 5th, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, 1101 Lincoln Street, Columbia, SC.  The event is hosted by The South Carolina Assistive Technology Program, part of the Center for Disability Resources, USC School of Medicine.  The Expo is the only event of its kind in South Carolina that showcases the latest advancements in assistive technology and offers workshops to learn more about how this technology can be used at home, school and work. During the event, individuals with disabilities, parents, school and health professionals can visit over 70 exhibits and attend workshops related to Assistive Technology. The SC Assistive Technology Expo is free and open to the public. Free parking is also available.

The SC Assistive Technology Program is a federally funded program that helps people with disabilities identify assistive technology that will improve their daily living, their ability to work and learn and be a more independent part of the community. We provide device loans and demonstrations, an on-line equipment exchange, AT reuse, training and technical assistance.  We link people with technology and work with consumers, service providers, state agencies and policy makers. Learn more at http://scatp.med.sc.edu/.



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