Assistive Technology is a Form of Advocacy


Guest Speaker:  Dr. Rory Cooper, Director of the Human Research Engineering Laboratories at the University of Pittsburgh.
Date:  October 18, 2017
Time:   1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location:  The University Club / Ballroom B

“Assistive Technology is a Form of Advocacy”

Dr. Rory Cooper is a champion for those who rely on assistive technology needs.  Cooper was paralyzed in 1980 and has devoted himself to advancing assistive technology forward by inventing and improving the products people with disabilities rely on and enlightening the public’s awareness of their needs. If you use a wheelchair or any other sort of assistive technology, the chances are extremely high that he has had some direct or indirect influence on its design.

Dr. Cooper and his team at the University of Pittsburgh Human Engineering Research Laboratories work to improve the well-being of individuals of the change that living with a disability brings. This team provides innovative solutions for individuals with disabilities who need assistive technology for mobility, manipulation, cognition, and other everyday needs to bridge independence and the opportunity to live life to the fullest.

Learn more about Rory Cooper using this link.

This lecture series is free and open-to-the-public.

Registration is requested as seating is limited.

The Thornburgh Family Lecture on Disability Law & Policy is sponsored by The Dick Thornburgh Forum for Law & Public Policy and is co-sponsored by The University Honors College, The School of Law, The School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, with assistance from the Office of the Chancellor.