July 28, 2005 -
Banks Student Life Center
Misericordia University Dallas, PA
The First Annual ATRI Conference will provide attendees with information to assist in accommodating the needs of individuals with disabilities. The Conference is organized in two tracks. The clinical track provides information targeted to the needs of clinicians, service providers, and administrators of health care facilities. The business track provides information on the benefits of, and methods for, accommodating the needs of individuals with disabilities in on-line resources for information and sales.
The Assistive Technology Research Institute at Misericordia University is a regional resource to provide information and education in the application of assistive technology and universal design principles to allow individuals with limited function to participate in their personal lives and their communities to the greatest extent possible.
William Peterson’s career in government and disability has spanned 40 years. At the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, he served as manager for international programs in biomedical engineering and the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center Program. He supervised a major rehabilitation engineering program in assistive technology research at the National Rehabilitation Hospital. Peterson is the founding co-chair of the Interagency Committee on Disability Research, Subcommittee on Technology, and is the Department of Education’s liaison to the Access Board. He holds Master of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering from Arizona State University. Peterson currently directs the Department of Homeland Security’s Section 508 Program Management Office.
Roger Smith investigates the effectiveness of assistive technology interventions on the lives of people with disabilities. His research on the application of universal design includes creating a software-based evaluation system for outcomes measurement. Professor of Occupational Therapy at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Dr. Smith also directs the Assistive Technology Outcomes Measurement System Project funded by the National Institute of Disability and Rehabilitation Research. He has published numerous articles and has authored 15 grants and contract awards for research and training programs. He received his doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Human Factors and Health Systems Engineering.
Denis Anson has been actively involved in computer and assistive technology applications for rehabilitation for 20 years. He has international recognition for his expertise and has presented numerous papers at conferences on assistive technology. A founding member of the Tech-SIS board, Anson is past member of the editorial board of the American Journal of Occupational Therapy , publisher of the newsletter, The OT's Computer and author of Alternative Computer Access: A Guide to Selection . He received a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of Washington. Anson is the Director of Research and Development at Misericordia University’s Assistive Technology Research Institute.
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Conference fee of $40 per person includes lunch and clinical or business track workshops. Group rates are available upon request.
ATRI acknowledges and thanks Pride Mobility of Plains, Pennsylvania for their enthusiastic support for the work of the Institute. We are gratified at the results of our partnering and look forward to continued success.
This conference is partially underwritten by a grant from the Administration on Aging.