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Call for Presentations: Second Annual Assistive Technology Makers’ Fair

The call for presenters at the second national Assistive Technology (AT) Makers’ Fair Conference and Expo is now open.

To find out more about this event and to submit your presentation, please visit or read more about the event in our recent article by John Flaherty, Assistive Technology Specialist at Transitional Paths to Independent Living (TRPIL). You can also see examples of presenters who participated last year.

Successful applicants will provide content that is eligible for ASHA, AOTA, RESNA or ACT 48 CEUs. The current schedule is for five sessions on day one and three sessions on day two, but slots are expected to fill up quickly. It is recommended that the presentation fit one of the five following tracks:

  • Maker Movement Programs
  • Methods, Materials, Tools & Resources for Making
  • Making for Vision, Hearing & Cognitive Impairments
  • Making for Physical Impairments
  • Bringing Maker Ideas to the Market Place

The AT Makers’ Fair will inspire participants to become creative problem solvers, bringing together makers of all abilities to share ideas, develop new skills and enhance innovations for persons with disabilities. The Fair will empower individuals with the methods, materials and know-how needed to efficiently create everyday just-in-time devices and technologies.

If you have any questions, please contact Lori Glisan at [email protected] or John Flaherty at [email protected].