Life Changing Assistive Technology: Opening Doors to Success! (Formally: Single Switch Scanning: Strategies, Outcomes and Keys to Success)


Presented at 3:00pm in Virtual B on Tuesday, November 17, 2020.



  • DARREN GABBERT, Sr. Business Operations Associate, University of Missouri

Session Details

  • Length of Session: 45 minutes
  • Format: Lecture
  • Expertise Level: All Levels
  • Type of session: Pre-conference


In this presentation Darren Gabbert demonstrates and discusses the technology that enables him to be productive despite an advanced form of muscular dystrophy. From his adaptive workstation he will take you through some of the doors that technology has opened up for him in terms of powered mobility, smartphone technology, desktop productivity, and augmentative communication. Mr. Gabbert has worked for the University of Missouri’s Adaptive Computing Technology Center for over 30 years providing adaptive technology services.


    Disability Areas


    Topic Areas

    Research, Uncategorized

    Speaker Bio(s)


    Darren Gabbert has a BS in Computer Science and is a Sr. Business Operations Associate for the University of Missouri-Columbia’s Adaptive Computing Technology Center. He has provided adaptive technology services on the MU campus for over 30 years. Mr. Gabbert has served as co-PI on projects funded by the Department of Education, National Science Foundation, and the National Institute of Health. He also collaborates with the College of Engineering to conduct research in robotic assistive technology. Mr. Gabbert has an advanced form of spinal muscular atrophy and has continued to be productive using single-switch scanning for the past 14 years.