Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Technology Resource Solutions for People (TRSP)
Kat Stremel Thomas with the Deaf-Blind w/Cochlear implants project has once again found another way to help Carver. She has hooked us up with the OCCK (www.occk.com). This organization has a program "Technology Resource Solutions for People (TRSP)" that is designed to lend assistive technology to disabled children or adults to help them in their everyday lives. They are going to lend Carver a laptop computer, switch, and software that Carver can use to learn. They have fun games that will give Carver the opportunity to participate by use of a switch. This is something that Kinnick can use as well. This organization has a "library" (for lack of a better word) of assistive technology that can be borrowed. You can think of it as a "try it before you buy it" kind of deal. We can see what works or doesn't work. If we find something that really works, we can purchase our own copy instead of borrowing it.