Assistive Technology News & Updates- November 2021

Jill Pleasant, IHD Associate Director, is Retiring!Jill Pleasant sitting outdoors and smiling

Jill Pleasant, a driving force behind the establishment of AzTAP as a vital disability resource in Arizona, announced that she is retiring at the end of 2021!

Jill served as AzTAP’s Director from 1999 to 2008, and again from 2012 to 2020. Although she transitioned to the position of IHD Associate Director in 2020, Jill maintained oversight of IHD’s varied assistive technology programs. Under her stewardship, AzTAP grew from a small 2-person program with a loan library of a few dozen devices to a multi-service line program, with a current AT device inventory of over 7500 items. 

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