MAKING ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY (AT) WORK FOR PEOPLE WITH INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
From the smart phone in your pocket to smart home thermostats, assistive technology is everywhere! But it can sometimes feel hard to know how or where to start exploring all the options and putting them into practical use. Thankfully, we’re here
to help people with and without disabilities explore high, low, and no-tech solutions
What Weʼll Talk About:
In easy-to-understand ʻbite sizeʼ lunchtime conversations, we’ll show how to use these solutions in the home, the office, and in the community! Each 45-minute session will highlight one specific topic, demonstrate tools, and leave plenty of time to answer
your questions. Come explore the possibilities for yourself and others. You can register for one, two or more sessions. See the registration links at the top and bottom of flyer!’
June 2, 2022 – Smart Home Technology
Smart home devices have become omnipresent. Join us to find out how to use smart home technology to access audiobooks, improve personal security, turn on lights, appliances, access music, podcasts and much more.
July 7, 2022 – AT for Executive Function
In this session, we will explore innovative tools and strategies to support effective time management and productivity. It’s all about building strategic competence! Come ready to share what time management tools you use and what strategies you find most effective.
August 4, 2022 – Creating Accessible Materials
Giving individuals technology tools is only part of the solution. Providing electronic materials does not automatically make them accessible to all learners. Learn about resources and strategies to create accessible materials.
September 1, 2022 – Incorporating AT into Classroom Settings
How can you create an inclusive learning environment so all learners can be successful? Let’s explore strategies and tools that can benefit all learners in the areas of reading, writing, time management and task completion.
October 6, 2022 – Supports for Individuals Who are Blind / Visually-Impaired
Learn the basics of AT for supporting people with visual impairments. This will include low-, medium-, and high-tech examples of AT for reading, writing, accessing technology,
November 3, 2022 – Supports for Individuals who are Deaf / Hard-of-hearing
Did you know that people with hearing impairments were among the “early adopters” of texting? This webinar will provide an overview of AT supports for people with hearing Impairments, including those for communicating, taking class or meeting notes, and accessing audio content.
December 1, 2022 – AT for Medication
Many times our lives are so busy and we are so overwhelmed with so much to remember that we may overlook important things that we must do everyday such as taking our medications, which can have disastrous effects. Learn about some ways we can use AT to help you to remember this important task.
January 5, 2023 – AT for Physical Mobility
Learn the basics of AT for physical mobility for navigating one’s environment, to supports for reading, writing, note taking, etc from low tech to high tech solutions.
February 9, 2023 – Low Tech 3-D Printed Solutions / Non-3D Solutions
In this session you will learn how to make and customize devices when there are no off the shelf solutions available. Be ready to brainstorm with us on the hard to fit item you may be looking for, This is a great way to collaborate with your support team.
March 2, 2023 – Introduction to Augmented and Alternative Communication
So you are new to AAC and don’t know where to start. This session is for you. It will focus on low tech and high tech solutions along with ways to provide communication opportunities, model the use of the AAC device and most of all have fun while the individual is learning their communication device.