South Carolina Assistive Technology Program
If you’re not familiar with the SCATP, you may want to take note. SCATP connects people with disabilities with assistive technology to help them live, work, or learn as independently as possible.
What is assistive technology? Assistive technology is the service or equipment that makes the independence possible. A common example is a power wheelchair. The wheelchair allows the person to be able to move around fairly independently and the power makes it even more independent. Without the chair, the person may be very limited in movements and wouldn’t be able to come to work, go to the grocery store, or go to class.
So, why am I touting the Expo? Because it is a fabulous place to find out much more information than I could possibly list here.
For people with disabilities, it’s invaluable. The Expo often has a wide range of exhibitors with all kinds of information from wheelchair demonstrations to telephone equipment to modified spoons for people with severe arthritis. The sessions themselves are well worth attending.
And what’s the best part? It’s FREE. That’s right, free.
For more information, please visit the website at http://www.sc.edu/scatp/expo/expo09.html.
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center
1101 Lincoln Street
Columbia, South Carolina
Wednesday, March 11, 2009