Twentieth Computer Fair Announced

Kate Farquhar-Shirley

Mark your calendar to attend the largest and most comprehensive computer show in the Pacific Northwest. The 20th Annual UW Computer Fair, which attracts more than 18,000 visitors each year, will be held March 16 and 17 on the University of Washington campus. This event features more than 150 displays of the latest technology--networking, computer-aided design, image processing, desktop publishing, personal computers, workstations, applications software, and much, much more.

Exhibit hours are from 10 am to 8 pm on Wednesday, March 16, and from 9 am to 5 pm on Thursday, March 17. Fair activities take place in the HUB on the main campus of the University in Seattle. All fair activities are free and open to the public.

More than thirty free presentations focus on key issues involved in the application of computer capabilities. Some seminars explore technological advances that have an impact on how people use computers; others show how to implement computers in new and different ways in schools and businesses. Still other presentations summarize and demonstrate how computers can be used by individuals with disabilities.

As part of the fair, DO-IT Scholars, Mentors and staff from the Resource Center for the Handicapped will demonstrate adaptive technology that provides access to computers and network resources for individuals with a variety of disabilities. DO-IT will also sponsor a presentation and reception on Wednesday evening, March 16.

For twenty years, the UW Computer Fair has brought together professionals from the University and the community for presentations and demonstrations of state-of-the-art computer equipment, software, and support materials . . . and opportunities to win valuable door prizes! You won't want to miss this one!