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Assistive Technology Transfer Update


Title: T2RERC welcomes new staff
Author: T2RERC
Published: 2003
Publication: Assistive Technology Transfer Update: Vol. 5 Issue 1 (Spring)

T2RERC is thrilled to welcome Wendy Strobel as their newest full-time staff member performing as Demand Pull's Principal Research Support Specialist. Wendy is a Rehabilitation Counselor and an expert in educational and vocational assistive technology. She also holds expertise in related law and public policy. Wendy acquired this expertise through the Virginia Commonwealth University- Medical College of Virginia where she earned her Masters degree in Rehabilitation Counseling. Her work with T2RERC will provide her with the opportunity to coordinate technology transfer activities from producers of needed technologies and get them to manufacturers of assistive technology products for the blind and visually impaired.

Wendy received her Bachelors of Science in Psychology degree from the State University of New York at Oswego and was working as an Assistive Technology and Transition Specialist at the George Mason University Kellar Institute for Human Disabilities (KIHd) before joining T2RERC's team. At the KIHd Wendy was responsible for providing information and suggestions to educators on the implementation of assistive technology in the schools. She also worked with transition specialists to introduce students with disabilities to post-school activities. Prior to her current employment with T2RERC, Wendy was a training associate at Virginia Commonwealth University Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Workplace Supports.

Whereas before Wendy taught the applications of technology and trained the trainers in the applications of Assistive Technology, she will now have the opportunity to utilize the knowledge and skills that she attained and work directly with the manufacturers who will design, develop and market the next generation of Assistive Technology products. As thrilled as T2RERC is to have Wendy, Wendy is equally as thrilled to be contributing to the development of the cutting edge technology that defines the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Technology Transfer.

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