E.A.S.T. Conference Held on Fairfax Campus

Posted: June 12, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Graduate School of Education hosts the Eastern Assistive Solutions with Technology (E.A.S.T.) Conference 2001 from June 14 to 16 in the Johnson Center Multipurpose Room. Sponsored by the Kellar Institute for Human disAbilities, the conference includes presentations, exhibitors, networking opportunities, and a statewide videoconference.

The mission of the E.A.S.T. Conference is to provide Virginians with disabilities and their family members and service providers with information and resources related to assistive technology. Those participating in the conference will have opportunities for learning about tools, strategies, and resources that allow individuals with disabilities to live, work, and learn more independently.

The keynote speech is given by John Register, a silver medalist for the 2000 Paralympics track and field team. Other presentations and exhibitors focus on the topics of school, including universal design for learning and curriculum adaptations in the regular classroom; home, including barrier-free architecture and technology for independent living; community; work; emerging technologies and research, including virtual reality and learning and literacy access online; recreation and leisure; and legal issues.

To register, visit the conference web site. On-site registration is held in the Johnson Center Atrium, kiosk area. The cost is $150. For more information, call the Kellar Institute at x33670.

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