Sara Sack, Ph.D., senior scientist and director of Assistive Technology for Kansans, is the 2017 recipient of the Michael Lechner Award. Sara is recognized for her work increasing access to technology that people of all ages and all disabilities need to work, play, and live in their communities. The award was presented at the November 17th Kansas Council on Disability Concerns meeting in Topeka.
The Michael Lechner Award is given annually to a Kansan with a disability who has effectively advocated for changes in his or her community to improve the lives of people with disabilities.
The award is named for Michael Lechner, Executive Director of Kansas Commission on Disability Concerns (KCDC) from 1982 through 1990. His advocacy activities had far-reaching results in improving independent living opportunities for Kansans with disabilities.
For more information about Assistive Technology for Kansans, please visit www.atk.ku.edu