Rob Eveleigh of the Assistive Technologies Center was recognized Oct. 18 with an Access Award from the Stavros Center for Independent Living.
Given annually to individuals and businesses that have provided outstanding services to the disability community of the Pioneer Valley, the awards were presented at a luncheon at the Log Cabin in Holyoke.
Joe Tringali, director of services at Stavros, said Eveleigh has been making a big difference at the university. “In a time when opportunities are increasingly defined by access to technology, Rob is making sure that no disabled students are left behind at UMass. The benefits of his efforts are incalculable.”
A collaboration of the Office of Information Technologies (OIT), Disability Services and the Libraries, the center is available to any member of the university community who has an ADA-defined disability and requires assistive technology support. Based on the lower level of the Du Bois Library, it offers access to scanning equipment, optical character recognition software, document and screen reading software, voice recognition software, text enlargers and other technologies.
Also honored with Access Awards were alumnus Sen. Stan Rosenberg and Pi Beta Phi fraternity.