ASU Host Technology Fair

October 26, 2004 --Posted at 6:45 CDT

JONESBORO, AR --New technologies can literally change the way we do things. But for a person with disabilities, technological advances can have a profound affect on their quality of life.

S creenless computers with braille keyboards and talking cell phones are amongst the hottest items for the visually-impaired. These were some of the new technologies featured at the eighth annual Technology Fair at Arkansas State University on Tuesday.

ASU keeps up with the latest technologies for people with disabilities.

"So we can know what the latest technologies are, not only for the work place, but for the class room too," said Horace Bailey, with the ASU Rehab Counseling Association.

As the baby boom generation ages, some of these new technologies would likely be used by them.

This was the eighth year for the technology fair.