Continuing the legacy of assistive technology at MIT

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In the fall of 2011 CSAIL researcher Seth Teller created 6.811, "Principles and Practice of Assistive Technology"  (PPAT), a course that has since become extremely popular with students.

Following Teller’s untimely death in July, a group of former PPAT and AT students have formed a team to continue to teach PPAT, as well as an outgrowth known as "AT Hack," a one-day workshop launched in spring 2014.

The course will be led by William Li SM '12, Grace Teo PhD '14 and fellow CSAIL principal investigator Rob Miller.

“Unlike other design classes, which tend to focus on a market need...PPAT really pushes students out of their usual comfort zone, and drives them to understand another person’s problems and design solutions for them,” Miller says.  “That’s an incredibly valuable educational experience.”

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