Assistive Technology Team
Fred Hirsch has been fabricating specialty items for over 20 years since his graduation from the University of Arizona. Fred has always been an early adopter of technology. He believes that through technology we can customize products to individuals instead of making individuals “fit” into a standard product. Fred received “Interface of the Year” award from PC Magazine for a children’s software program he helped create. He takes that same passion to design from the digital world into the physical world. Fred believes the ADAPT Shop is a perfect example of using technology to create a custom solution to a complex problem that cannot be solved with mass produced goods. Fred is factory trained and self-taught in both design software and computerized equipment. Fred is married and has two wonderful children. When he is not volunteering, he enjoys the outdoors.