Disabled Speaker Shares Success Story as Part of Assistive Technology for the Disabled ProjectApril 20, 2009
Jessica Cox was born without arms, but that has never stopped her from attaining her goals. Using the power of her mind to overcome adversity, Cox has emerged as a successful and respected person “In A Two-Handed World.”
On Thursday, April 23, at 1p.m., Cox will speak as part of the Rowan University Engineering Entrepreneurship Seminar Series in collaboration with Dr. Steve Dyer of Kansas State University, in the auditorium of Rowan Hall, the College of Engineering building off Bowe Boulevard on the Glassboro campus.
The lecture is presented by the Assistive Technology for the Disabled Project at Rowan, an initiative that focuses on adapting and designing assistive devices for disabled individuals. Dr. Lois Strauss, an associate professor of psychology at Rowan, is the coordinator of the project.
“I anticipate that Jessica Cox will send out a message that there are no limits if you are persistent,” said Strauss. She added that Cox is a powerful model for individuals with disabilities. “She is remarkable.”
The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information on Cox, visit www.rightfooted.com.