Supports for Student Design Projects

This page lists resources that we hope will be useful to you as you prepare your student design project

Supports for Working Collaboratively

Catching the Design Bug

Jane Hankins, Jennifer Black, and Roxanne Chandler holding doodlebugs

The first time she came to the RESNA conference as a student design competition finalist, Jane Hankins thought she was in way over her head. “I remember sitting there, after we made our presentation to the judges, and wondering what were we doing there,” she said. “Everyone was so savvy and smart. Here I am, a special educator with all these engineers. It was intimidating.” But that didn’t stop her, or her teammates, Jennifer Black and Roxanne Chandler …….

 

Confessions of an Engineer – Insights into Long Distance Assistive Technology Design

Ben with headstickTom Jakobs (an engineer at InvoTek Inc.) and Ben Chater (who recently graduated from law school) worked together to develop a way for Ben to access the iPhone. This paper describes their approach to collaborative assistive technology design and development. You can see more information about their development activities on the AAC-RERC site.

Feedback from 2011 Participants

resna teamAfter the completion of the 2011 RESNA Student Design Competition, we surveyed the students who participated. These are their responses…..

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