DO-IT at the UW Computer Fair!!!

The 21st annual UW Computer Fair took place on March 15th & 16th in the Husky Union Building at the University of Washington. Once again, it was a great success. It was fun to take a stroll around the area and visit the many booths where companies--Microsoft, Apple, IBM and many others--displayed their newest and hottest wares.

At the Computer Fair people sampled different companies' products and services--whether it be a new legal gopher or a software upgrade.

This year, in addition to an informative and interactive booth exhibit, DO-IT sponsored "Teaching and Technology: Empowerment for People with Disabilities"--a series of seminars and demonstrations to explore how technology can be used to enhance learning and employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. Seminar topics included college transition, success in college, how technology opens career doors, adaptive technologies, access to assistive technologies, individuals with disabilities on the net, and an overview of the DO-IT project.

Computers and adaptive technologies for individuals with disabilities were featured and demonstrated by DO-IT Scholars and staff at the DO-IT booths in the exhibit area.

Everyone had a great time this year and we hope next year is equally successful. DO-IT would like to thank Scholars, Mentors and staff who helped DO-IT do it at the UW Computer Fair!