Accessibility in Mobile Devices: Updates from the Field – 60 minutes

In this session, participants will be provided with a short refresher on accessibility features offered on iOS12, Google Chrome, and Android-based devices. The majority of the session will focus on application: Participants will be provided with scenarios for applying accessibility tools for a variety of purposes including personal and professional productivity. Accessibility in Mobile Devices: Updates from the Field Handout

Jennifer Courduff

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Jennifer Courduff

Ph.D.

Dr. Jennifer Courduff is a Professor in the School of Education at Azusa Pacific University where she develops courses and teaches in the Master of Arts: Learning and Technology program. She is an active member of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and is the Research and Developments Chair of ISTE TEN. Dr. Courduff advocates for the needs of special education teachers in several professional learning communities within ISTE and presents strategies for supporting assistive technology at APU, through ISTE, and with AbleNetU. Her research and presentations focus on technology integration within inclusive learning environments and mobile learning.

Chris Wenger

Chris Wenger

CCC-SLP

Christopher M. Wenger is an ASHA-certified speech-language pathologist. He received a master’s degree in education (with emphasis in mild/moderate disabilities) from Cal State San Bernardino in 2005, and a master’s degree in communicative disorders from Cal State Northridge in 2011. Chris has a strong background in working with individuals with learning disabilities and in program improvements for high school students. Additionally, he holds an AT/AAC certificate from West End Selpa. He has a broad experience in working with technology integration for individuals with special needs.

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How Do I Determine Where the Student Can Access A Switch? – 60 minutes

Switch Access can be used to control speech generating devices, computers, mobile technologies, and power wheelchairs. Switch access is one means of controlling these devices. Access evaluation is used to determine the optimal location for a switch. This webinar will present assessment criteria and a hierarchy of possible switch placements. How Do I Determine Where the Student Can Access A Switch? Handout

Michelle Lange

Michelle Lange

OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS


Michelle is an occupational therapist with 30 years of experience and has been in private practice, Access to Independence, for over 10 years. She is a well-respected lecturer, both nationally and internationally and has authored numerous texts, chapters, and articles. She is the co-editor of Seating and Wheeled Mobility: a clinical resource guide, editor of Fundamentals in Assistive Technology, 4th ed., NRRTS Continuing Education Curriculum Coordinator and Clinical Editor of Directions magazine. Michelle is on the teaching faculty of RESNA. Michelle is a member of the Clinician Task Force. Michelle is a certified ATP, certified SMS and is a Senior Disability Analyst of the ABDA.

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Positioning: How Do I Provide Alternative Positioning in the Classroom? – 60 minutes

Part 2 of a 3 Part Series When working with young students, children may spend time outside of the wheelchair and in other positions. This webinar will discuss simple tips for providing a variety of appropriate positions outside the wheelchair in the classroom. Positioning: How Do I Provide Alternative Positioning in the Classroom? Handout

Michelle Lange

Michelle Lange

OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS


Michelle is an occupational therapist with 30 years of experience and has been in private practice, Access to Independence, for over 10 years. She is a well-respected lecturer, both nationally and internationally and has authored numerous texts, chapters, and articles. She is the co-editor of Seating and Wheeled Mobility: a clinical resource guide, editor of Fundamentals in Assistive Technology, 4th ed., NRRTS Continuing Education Curriculum Coordinator and Clinical Editor of Directions magazine. Michelle is on the teaching faculty of RESNA. Michelle is a member of the Clinician Task Force. Michelle is a certified ATP, certified SMS and is a Senior Disability Analyst of the ABDA.

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Mobile Technologies for Everyday Cognitive Support – 60 minutes

Mobile phones and tablets are rapidly evolving consumer technologies that offer rich opportunities for supporting everyday tasks and vocations. Drawing on a decade of research into the use of these tools as assistive technology for cognition, this presentation will include discussion of: (1) the strengths and weaknesses of consumer handhelds as cognitive-behavioral aids, (2) onboard apps for task support, (3) add-on apps for task management, behavioral support, way-finding, and healthy living, and (4) strategies for leveraging these tools for people with cognitive-behavioral challenges to support functional independence in everyday life.

Mobile Technologies for Everyday Cognitive Support Handout

Tony Gentry

Tony Gentry

PhD OTR/L FAOTA

Tony Gentry, PhD OTR/L FAOTA is an associate professor in the occupational therapy department at Virginia Commonwealth University. A graduate of Harvard College (BA), New York University (MA OT) and the University of Virginia (PhD), Dr. Gentry is a specialist in neurological rehabilitation whose research career has focused on neurological rehabilitation and assistive technology for cognition. He is the director of the Assistive Technology for Cognition laboratory at VCU, which conducts research on the use of mobile and smart home technologies to support people with cognitive-behavioral challenges. He is a widely published and much sought after public speaker who has conducted training workshops in 22 states and 4 foreign countries. In partnership with his wife, he owns and operates Neurological Expert Therapies, LLC, a rehabilitation therapy company.

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Play, Pause, Stop, Rewind: The Impact of Video in Instruction – Session 3 – 60 minutes

In this three-part webinar, we will explore a wide range of tools, apps, and software applications that can be used by learners and teachers in a variety of educational projects and classroom activities.

Video is an instructional tool that can support learning in unique and powerful ways. It has the ability to engage viewers more than other traditional types of instructional materials. If 'an image is worth a thousand words,' the use of moving images and sounds in a video can bring content to life and offer students a more concrete and realistic type of learning experience.
Teachers can use video to build comprehension skills, provide feedback to students, show experiments or procedures, give mini-lectures, stimulate critical thinking, or take virtual field trips. The use of video in the classroom supports different learning styles in addition to providing many opportunities for discovery, discussion, and problem solving.
Students use mobile devices on a daily basis. Thanks to modern technology, every mobile device from tablets to cell phones to Chromebooks, include high quality cameras that are able to record high quality video. By encouraging our learners to use everyday technology for academic purposes, we help them discover new and creative uses of mobile devices and teach them many fundamental skills such as research, collaboration, organization, planning, and time management.
Session 3: Will cover a variety of tools, apps, and alternative solutions to support and enhance expressive language and communication skills. Different and accessible ways for all students to express knowledge and understanding will be explored and presented to attendees.
Play, Pause, Stop, Rewind: The Impact of Video in Instruction - Session 3 Handout

Fio Quinn

Fio Quinn

M.S. Private Consultant, Developer

Fio Quinn has been working in the field of education since 1985 as a teacher, trainer, national presenter and developer of learning resources. Fio has an extensive background in special education, assistive technology and differentiated instruction. She maintains her educational ties across two continents – working across North America and Europe. Fio is an independent consultant; developer of instructional technology materials; and national trainer of educational software, access tools and apps. She has co-authored several collections of ready-to-use educational activities for different software and mobile technologies.

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Play, Pause, Stop, Rewind: The Impact of Video in Instruction – Session 2 – 60 minutes

In this three-part webinar, we will explore a wide range of tools, apps, and software applications that can be used by learners and teachers in a variety of educational projects and classroom activities.

Video is an instructional tool that can support learning in unique and powerful ways. It has the ability to engage viewers more than other traditional types of instructional materials. If 'an image is worth a thousand words,' the use of moving images and sounds in a video can bring content to life and offer students a more concrete and realistic type of learning experience.
Teachers can use video to build comprehension skills, provide feedback to students, show experiments or procedures, give mini-lectures, stimulate critical thinking, or take virtual field trips. The use of video in the classroom supports different learning styles in addition to providing many opportunities for discovery, discussion, and problem solving.
Students use mobile devices on a daily basis. Thanks to modern technology, every mobile device from tablets to cell phones to Chromebooks, include high quality cameras that are able to record high quality video. By encouraging our learners to use everyday technology for academic purposes, we help them discover new and creative uses of mobile devices and teach them many fundamental skills such as research, collaboration, organization, planning, and time management.
Session 2: The use of video to build receptive language and comprehension and how to incorporate video into lessons, reading-to-learn activities, and presentations.
Play, Pause, Stop, Rewind: The Impact of Video in Instruction - Session 2 Handout

Fio Quinn

Fio Quinn

M.S. Private Consultant, Developer

Fio Quinn has been working in the field of education since 1985 as a teacher, trainer, national presenter and developer of learning resources. Fio has an extensive background in special education, assistive technology and differentiated instruction. She maintains her educational ties across two continents – working across North America and Europe. Fio is an independent consultant; developer of instructional technology materials; and national trainer of educational software, access tools and apps. She has co-authored several collections of ready-to-use educational activities for different software and mobile technologies.

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Play, Pause, Stop, Rewind: The Impact of Video in Instruction – Session 1 – 60 minutes

In this three-part webinar, we will explore a wide range of tools, apps, and software applications that can be used by learners and teachers in a variety of educational projects and classroom activities.

Video is an instructional tool that can support learning in unique and powerful ways. It has the ability to engage viewers more than other traditional types of instructional materials. If 'an image is worth a thousand words,' the use of moving images and sounds in a video can bring content to life and offer students a more concrete and realistic type of learning experience.
Teachers can use video to build comprehension skills, provide feedback to students, show experiments or procedures, give mini-lectures, stimulate critical thinking, or take virtual field trips. The use of video in the classroom supports different learning styles in addition to providing many opportunities for discovery, discussion, and problem solving.
Students use mobile devices on a daily basis. Thanks to modern technology, every mobile device from tablets to cell phones to Chromebooks, include high quality cameras that are able to record high quality video. By encouraging our learners to use everyday technology for academic purposes, we help them discover new and creative uses of mobile devices and teach them many fundamental skills such as research, collaboration, organization, planning, and time management.
Session 1: Video tools that are needed to record, capture, download, enhance, edit, add captions and animation on different platforms and devices.
Play, Pause, Stop, Rewind: The Impact of Video in Instruction - Session 1 Handout

Fio Quinn

Fio Quinn

M.S. Private Consultant, Developer

Fio Quinn has been working in the field of education since 1985 as a teacher, trainer, national presenter and developer of learning resources. Fio has an extensive background in special education, assistive technology and differentiated instruction. She maintains her educational ties across two continents – working across North America and Europe. Fio is an independent consultant; developer of instructional technology materials; and national trainer of educational software, access tools and apps. She has co-authored several collections of ready-to-use educational activities for different software and mobile technologies.

Beginner

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Wearable Technology as AT – 60 minutes

The latest trend in technology is wearable technology. From fitness trackers to the Apple Watch to the Internet of Things, this market is poised to explode. Market research shows that wearable device shipments will surpass 140 million and account for nearly $16 Billion in revenue by the end of 2016. With these devices comes new opportunity to meet the needs of individuals with disabilities. Learn how these devices can assist with organization, independence, communication and so much more.

Wearable Technology as AT Handout

Mike Marotta

Mike Marotta

RESNA Certified ATP

Mike has been an innovator in the field of assistive technology for over 20-years. Starting as a provider of direct services, he has transitioned to a leadership role within the assistive technology community that has seen him impacting not only service provision, but also systems change activities and pre-service training for new professionals..

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Technology Beyond the Classroom: Tools for Transition – 60 minutes

This webinar will focus on providing supports to transition age individuals with disabilities via mobile devices to increase independence in the areas of employment, community living and post-secondary education. Using the built-in apps available on all mobile devices, along with specific supports to increase the functionality, individuals can build a customized transition toolkit.

Technology Beyond the Classroom: Tools for Transition Handout

Mike Marotta

Mike Marotta

RESNA Certified ATP

Mike has been an innovator in the field of assistive technology for over 20-years. Starting as a provider of direct services, he has transitioned to a leadership role within the assistive technology community that has seen him impacting not only service provision, but also systems change activities and pre-service training for new professionals..

Beginner

Apps | Transition | Mobile

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Mobile Technologies for Educating Students with Low-Incidence Disabilities

Education is changing and educators, including related services professionals need to change with it! The potential of wireless and mobile technology to enhance teaching and learning is so great that it is currently at the forefront of technological advancements in education. Mobile learning is here and it is impacting how students learn and how educators teach. Research and anecdotal studies suggest mobile technologies are suitable for learning purposes with the possibilities of enhancing the quality of life for students with disabilities. Mobile and electronic devices and multimedia contents increase student’s interest in learning and attention. These devices can be viewed as a communication device in the pocket, a learning device "on the go" and a lifesaver for some. Features of these technologies, which will be described discussed, include flexible multimedia content and storage, portability, mobility and affordability.

Patricia R. Ourand

Patricia R. Ourand

MS, CCC-SLP

Pat holds a Master’s degree in Speech Pathology from Loyola College in Baltimore, MD, and a Master’s degree in Technology for Special Education & Rehabilitation from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. She is currently the President of Associated Speech & Language Services, Inc., a speech-language pathology practice, serving the Baltimore/Washington area, and specializing in assistive technology (AT) and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). Pat has presented locally & nationally on various topics associated with assistive technology & AAC. She has extensive experience working with individuals with significant cognitive, linguistic, sensory and/or motor disabilities necessitating technology access. Pat has written on these topics as well. She is licensed as a speech-language pathologist in the state of Maryland, and is a certified member of the American Speech-Language & Hearing Association and Past-President of the US Society for Augmentative & Alternative Comm.

Beginner

Mobile | SGDs | AAC

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