“Robot Tech” is revolutionizing the lives of people with disabilities

Henry Evans took to the stage last October in an unorthodox manner to deliver a ‘Ted Talk’. A self-described “mute quadriplegic”, Evans discusses the challenges he has overcome since his life-changing stroke. His speech highlights how his work with the organization Robots for Humanity is allowing him to revolutionize what he calls “robot tech” and how it applies for people with disabilities.

Emily Pate is a third-year student at Seattle University interested in Strategic Communications, learning Spanish, and working with non-profits. Her work for Rooted In Rights is focused on discussing current events in the community of people with disabilities. Her experience previous to Rooted In Rights includes writing broadcasts for KBOO radio in Portland, OR, and managing a neighborhood blog in the Seattle community. In addition to work, Emily enjoys drawing, spending time with her friends and family, and backpacking.