Project S.O.A.R.R

Supporting Older Adults through Resources and Relationships

About Project SOARR

Project SOARR offers training, materials, and support to tech mentors who support older adults learning to use technology. Our team members have specialized knowledge in assistive technology, universal design, technology, and instruction.

Our team includes professionals who have worked as teachers, speech-language pathologists, and instructional designers.

If you have questions or would like more information, please send an email to

Our Team

Headshot of Jim Sandstrum from the shoulders up in business shirt

James Sandstrum MA SLP

Research Senior Instructor Coordinator for Industry Services
  • Bioengineering
  • Downtown Campus - Engineering - Bioengineering ATP
  • Center for Inclusive Design and Engineering


Primary Phone:303.315.1288

Mailing Address:
  • CU Denver

The Hub, Bioengineering

1224 5th Street

Denver, CO 80204

Accessibility Specialist


  • Information and Communication Technology Accessibility
  • Exam Accessibility
  • Computer Access
  • Smart Homes
  • Cognitive Technologies

Mr. Sandstrum has 30 years of experience specializing in technology for people with disabilities, human factors, and accessible design of information and communication technologies. He currently leads CIDE's work with industry partners providing consultation, accessibility services and usability testing of web, software and hardware devices. He began his career as a clinician specializing in the application of assistive technologies for individuals with cognitive, sensory, and physical disabilities with an emphasis on inclusion in educational and employment settings. He has served as principal/co-investigator for federal, state, and local grants and contracts focused on research and development of novel assistive technologies, professional development, and technical assistance projects.

Special Thanks

Center for Inclusive Design and Engineering (CIDE)

CU Denver

The Hub, Bioengineering

1224 5th Street

Suite 130

Denver, CO 80204


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