National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Constitution Ave., between 12th and 14th Sts., N.W.,
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
12.6 cubic feet, including photographs, video and audio recordings, and electronic records (34 boxes, 2 oversize folders, 29 1/2” videotapes, 4 standard audio cassettes, 30 5.25” floppy computer diskettes, and 20 3.5” computer disks)
The records of Safko International, Inc., document 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.