DO-IT at the Computer Fair

Jane Sparks, DO-IT counselor

The 22nd Annual UW Computer Fair will be held March 13 from 10 am - 8 pm and March 14th from 9 am to 5 pm on the University of Washington Seattle campus.

DO-IT will be hosting a series of activities March 13th and 14th at the 1996 Fair. Held in the Husky Union Building (HUB), DO-IT seminars will cover topics pertinent to those with disabilities who use computers, or would like to use computers. DO-IT related activities will include:

5:00 - 5:45 pm, March 13
Developing Accessible WWW Home Pages
Basic tips on making home pages accessible to people with disabilities.

6:00 - 7:00 pm, March 13
People with Disabilities on the Net
The Internet enhances communication and information access for people with disabilities.

7:00 - 8:00 pm, March 13
Empowerment Through Technology
Overview of adaptive technologies for people with disabilities.

10:00 am - 8:00 pm, March 13, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, March 14
DO-IT Exhibit
Visit the DO-IT booths in the exhibit area during regular Computer Fair hours. Adaptive technologies for individuals with disabilities are featured.

The UW Computer Fair is the oldest and largest computer show in the Pacific Northwest. Sponsored by Computing & Communications, the Fair brings together professionals from the University and the community for presentations and demonstrations of state-of-the-art computer equipment, software, and support materials.

More than 16,000 visitors are expected to attend the 1996 Fair. This event will feature over 150 vendor displays of the latest technology, including networking, computer-aided design, image processing, desktop publishing, personal computers, workstations, applications software, and much, more well as opportunities to win great door prizes! More than 50 presentations will cover a variety of topics related to computer and communications technology for business, scientific, personal, and educational applications.

All fair activities take place in the HUB. Light refreshments and full meals are located near the display areas. Free parking is provided to exhibitors and Fair visitors. Shuttle buses bring visitors from the parking area to the HUB. All Fair activities are free of charge and open to the public. To request more information about the Computer Fair, call (206) 543-3630 or send email to

Hope to see you there!