Door with Institute poster opens to interior hallway where people walk and reception area with pumpkin colored wall
The Institute's entrance and reception area.

In October of 2022, the Institute celebrated a full year in a new office space, located Ritter Annex, alongside College of Education and Human Development colleagues. For several years, the Institute’s home was on the fourth floor in the Howard Gittis Student Center.  

The office space in Ritter Annex on Cecil B. Moore Avenue was earmarked for the Institute and fully renovated with new office and meeting space, new windows, floors, etc.  

Highlights of the space:

  • A spacious demonstration room, where TechOWL welcomes visitors who want to learn about assistive technology;
  • A fully accessible restroom, featuring the first adult changing table on campus;
  • Meeting rooms, gathering areas and workspaces for more than 40 staff members, graduate assistants and student workers, working on more than 20 active projects.

The Institute is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Special thanks to John Francescone, Director of Planning and Facilities at the College of Education and Human Development and to Temple University's Planning and Facilities Department for a smooth and successful transition to our new office and for their continued support in maintaining the space to meet the Institute's needs.

Colorful indoor wall mural with hand-lettered title #BetterTogether New mural by the Youth Advocacy Council.

Office corridor running alongside cubicles Light-filled office space.

View into a room with sink and changing table, automatic door opener, and wall sign indicating accessible all gender restroom All-gender accessible restroom with adult changing table.

Nine people at conference table covered with tablets, boxes, and papers Conference room filled with staff setting up tablets for our Connect with Tech program.

Blue-walled room with large table holding a 3-D printer, a long counter with large monitor, and wall shelves holding other tech equipment 3-D printer and other tech in the Demonstration Room.

Office corridor with cubicles and office machines on either side, leads to a plant-filled window Staff cubicles and task areas.

Room with table, sink, counter, under-counter and wall cabinets, kitchen equipment, and blue-tiled wall Pantry area includes storage, refrigerator, microwave, ice, and coffee makers.

Flowering trees and pedestrians in plaza-style area adjacent to brick buildings Cherry trees in bloom by Liacouras Walk outside Ritter Hall Annex.

Brick exterior of Ritter Annex beyond bubbling fountains and leafy tree Fountains outside Ritter Hall Annex.