University of Montana to Host MonTECH Assistive Technology Open House

Americas, News, February 25 2015

MISSOULA: The University of Montana will host MonTECH’s Assistive Technology Open House from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Feb. 27, in the Curry Health Services Building Room 042. The event is free and open to the public, and targets people who wish to learn more about the latest assistive technology for individuals with disabilities.

The umbrella term “assistive technology” encompasses items, equipment and software that increase, maintain or improve the functional capabilities of people with disabilities.

The open house will feature a variety of assistive technologies, including modified gaming equipment, alternative and augmentative communication devices, and eye-gaze technology. Staff will provide equipment demonstrations, showcasing exciting new devices available to Montanans through the MonTECH program. Participants also will learn about equipment loan programs offered through MonTECH.

Participants will have the chance to win a Livescribe SmartPen – donated by BoundlessAT – at the conclusion of the event. Individuals do not need to be present to win.

For more information about the open house or MonTECH’s assistive technology services, visit http://montech.ruralinstitute.umt.edu/, call MonTECH clinic coordinator Julie Doerner at 406-243-5486 or email julie.doerner@umontana.edu.

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