Therese Willkomm, PhD, is Director of the New Hampshire State Assistive Technology Program within the Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire and a clinical associate professor in the university’s Department of Occupational Therapy. Dr. Willkomm is known for creating innovative assistive technology strategies in minutes. She has designed and fabricated more than 2,000 solutions for individuals with disabilities, including her patented A.T. Pad Stand, a multi-use assistive technology mounting device. She also offers training on the use of iPad apps and adaptations.
Dr. Willkomm has presented her work in 42 states, nine foreign countries and three U.S. Territories. She has written 22 assistive technology-related publications, including her new book, “Assistive Technology Solutions in Minutes – Book 2 – Ordinary Items, Extraordinary Solutions. She has appeared on RFD TV, CNN and most recently NPR Science Friday. Dr. Willkomm was recognized by President Barack Obama for the Obama Lean. She presented at the 2016 White House Summit on Technology and Disability and was a recipient of the 2017 Governor’s Accessibility Award, honoring those who embody the spirit of the Americans with Disabilities Act, for her years of service in creating accessible solutions for individual with disabilities.