MSU TO OFFICIALLY OPEN SERVICE FOR DISABLED

AUTHOR: STAFF

MSU TO OFFICIALLY OPEN SERVICE FOR DISABLED

STARKVILLE Mississippi State University will officially open a center designed to deliver technological services to the disabled Tuesday at 9 a.m.

The Comprehensive Assistive Technology Center will devote about 80 percent of its resources to offering assistive technology, like providing wheelchair or work-site modification. About 20 percent of the center’s energies will be invested in technological research.

The center, which is located adjacent to the Longest Student Health Center on Hardy Road, was developed with the support of the Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services.

Center staffers say they expect to serve between 350 and 400 clients each year.

Ribbon-cutting ceremony speakers will include Center Director Harry Rizer, Mississippi State President Donald Zacharias and Dr. Nell Carney, executive director of the Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services.

Tours of the new facility will begin at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

For more information, call Rizer at 601-325-1028.

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