September 12, 2013
Assistive Technology of Kansas Director Sarah Sack (right) and ATK member
Toni Martin check out one of the all-terrain wheelchairs made
by Brian Green (center) of Global Extreme Mobility.
The 2013 Kansas Assistive Technology (AT) Expo opened today at the Expo Center Exhibition Hall in Topeka. The latest innovations in AT, from custom designed all-terrain wheelchairs to communication devices you can operate with your eyes, are on display. The AT Expo is organized by Assistive Technology of Kansas (ATK). Over 80 vendors and organizations are there to demonstrate AT equipment and assist you in accessing the equipment you need. In addition entrepreneurs with disabilities are there selling their produces and organizations like Wheelchair Sports, Inc. and Kansas Youth Empowerment Academy are there to share information about fulfilling and fun activities for people with disabilities. The Expo runs through tomorrow, Friday September 13th from 8:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.
Pam Carter for the Kansas State Library Talking Books
Programs shows off the newest user-friendly talking book reader.
The Telecommunications Access Program (TAP) helps
people with hearing impairments get free or low cost
Kansas Youth Empowerment Academy (KYEA)
Program Coordinator Carrie Greenwood is
available to talk about their programs to empower
and educate youth with disabilities
All these toys for kids with disabilities are just a small part
of OCCK's assistive tech library where people can try out or