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U of M Event Will Showcase Use of Assistive Technology for Work, Learning, and Daily Living

For release: November 30, 2012
For press information, contact Curt Guenther, 901-678-2843

Individuals with disabilities, physical and cognitive, who have benefited from the services of the Mid-South Access Center of Technology (Mid-South ACT) at the University of Memphis will demonstrate how they have been helped by the Center during a “Reutilization Exhibition” at the U of M on Friday, Dec. 7, from 3 to 7 p.m. in the River Room of the University Center.

They will show how the assistive technology has enabled them, via “virtual resumés,” demonstrations and presentations, to gain employment skills, has helped them continue or complete their high school or college education, and has helped them enjoy leisure and recreational activities.

Dr. Lavonnie Perry Claybon, director of the Center, and her staff will explain how the Center helps clients. U of M students who are studying in such fields as speech pathology and education-related and technology-related programs will also discuss how their work with the Center’s clients helps not only the clients, but the students, by preparing them for experiences they will encounter later in their careers.

From 5 to 6 p.m. entertainment will be provided by the Memphis Deaf Phinest, former members of the White Station High School Deaf Drama Club, vocational rehabilitation clients and outreach clients.

The event is free and open to the public, but registration is requested. To register, contact Betrice Jones by phone at 901-678-1489, TTY at 901-678-1318, or via email at


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