Founded by Lon S. Safko in 1987, Safko International, Inc. has developed and marketed several devices to enable the physically disabled to lead more independent lives.
The records of Safko International, Inc., documenting an assistive computer technology company created by Lon S. Safko to produce and sell the environmental control systems he invented for the physically disabled, specifically quadriplegics. Through the use of a computer and alternative input devices, the physically disabled were able to overcome physical barriers which inhibited them from attaining an autonomous lifestyle. Includes invention notes, design documents, copyright records, artwork for software, market research files, publicity materials, audiovisual materials, business and financial records.
Safko Internation, Inc. Records, 1984-1998, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
User interfaces (Computer systems)
Assistive computer technology
People with disabilities
Computerized self-help devices for people with disabilities