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A department within Student Affairs

Project Try-IT

Building on the successes of project ATTIC, a previously funded tech fee grant and the significant advances in technology in recent years, Project Try-IT provides the latest assistive technology to demonstrate and loan to students over an extended period of time and use them in the academic environment before making an informed choice to purchase.

The initiative allows students to test assistive technology products prior to investing in them and use the technology in the learning environment - classroom, library, etc. Research indicates that individuals with a disability who do not have the opportunity to trial and investigate assistive technologies prior to purchasing them have a higher abandonment rate of the technology (“Factors Associated with Assistive Technology Discontinuance Among Individuals with Disabilities” Journal of Rehabilitation, July-Sept 2000, by Marti L. Riemer-Reiss, Robbyn R. Waker). Return to Projects page