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International Visitors at CPD

Sue Reeves


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Clay Christensen (right) explains the function of the AT Lab to visitors from the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday

Six visitors from the United Arab Emirates toured the Center for Persons with Disabilities at Utah State University on Tuesday, learning about the Utah Professional Development Network, the Assistive Technology Lab, ASSERT, WebAIM and SKI-HI.

The topics for their meetings included research and education initiatives undertaken by CPD on behalf of people with disabilities; awareness and services in rural areas due to the fact Utah is a largely rural state; and specialized programs for hearing and vision impaired and deaf/blindness.

The visitors arrived in Salt Lake City on Saturday and departed today. During their stay, they also met with representatives from the Disability Law Center, the Utah Center for Assistive Technology, the Utah Parent Center, the Legislative Coalition for People with Disabilities, and the Kostopulos Dream Foundation. The visit began at Westminster College with a welcome from the Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy. The UAE visitors were participants in the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program.

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