Amarja Desai

Amarja Desai, Assistive Technology Associate

Amarja Desai

Assistive Technology Associate
Office: 
Room 2124, Hornbake Building, South Wing
Telephone: 
301-405-6578

Amarja is a Faculty Research Assistant with the TRACE Research & Development Center. She began her career as an Occupational Therapist, but then quickly moved to the field of Assistive Technology. Since 2006, she is working on providing assistive technology solutions to students with disability from K through 12 & college goers. She has also worked extensively in assisting individuals with disability entering into workforce. She advocates for accessibility and believes in empowerment of individuals with disability.

Education:

  • M.S. Occupational Therapy; Early Intervention & Assistive Technology, State University of Buffalo, NY
  • B.S. Occupational Therapy, Mumbai, India

Research Interests:

  • Technology for easy access to learning environment
  • Inclusive technology
  • Technology impacting functional independence, participation and occupational self-perception in educational environment¬†