Thanks so much to all that were able to attend our Speak Out on Assistive Technology (AT) in February! During the expert panel, Anna Spoden shared her successes in advocating for assistive technology devices for two of her students and the tremendous impact these devices have made. Ptahra Jeppe provided valuable first-hand feedback as a former New York City public school student and user of assistive technology who continues to use AT in her everyday life. Mark Surabian contributed to these experiences by sharing his expertise in the field of assistive technology and its accessibility for students with disabilities in New York City schools.
During our speak out portion of the evening, we also heard stories from parents of students using or in need of assistive technology devices, as well as from educators and DOE representatives who were able to provide helpful feedback.