Spring 1997, Vol. 8 No. 2

Like many assistive technology-enthusiasts, the TECH-NJ staff feels passionately about the potential of computer technology to improve the lives of people with disabilities. Sometimes, however, the lack of enthusiasm for assistive technology demonstrated by the actions of school districts, funding agencies, and others who "don't get it" seeps into our consciousness and starts to drag us down. We tend to lose sight of why we became advocates for the integration of assistive technology in our schools in the first place.

Fortunately someone usually comes along who reminds us of the importance of our work. In this case, that someone was a graduate student at TCNJ who explained in an essay why she was interested in participating in the TECH-NJ project. The following piece is printed with the permission of that student, Theresa Lupo.

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