The [AT] Connects Blog
| Nov 26, 2012
You are invited to attend iPad Adaptations in Minutes, a live webinar presented by the University of New Hampshire Institute on Disability, on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 3:30pm EST (12:30pm PST).
While the iPad is promoted as a universally-designed tool, individuals with various disabilities often benefit from the added support of adaptations. This webinar will demonstrate over 30 ways an iPad can be adapted in five minutes or less using everyday materials. Participants will learn to mount an iPad so the camera can be stabilized and used as a video presenter, presentation, lecture, or capture tool; adapt a stylus or use innovative input methods; create tactile graphics for iPad apps; attach an iPad to a wheelchair, bed, crib, chair, or a person; recess an iPad into a table or tray; and learn creative ways to protect an iPad.
General and special educators and paraeducators, speech language pathologists, occupational therapists, assistive technology specialists, independent living specialists, vocational rehabilitation counselors, medical equipment sales personnel, parents, and consumers are encouraged to attend. Webinar Instructor: Therese Willkomm, Ph.D.
Therese Willkomm, Ph.D., ATP, directs the NH Statewide Assistive Technology Program (ATinNH) with the Institute on Disability, is a clinical assistant professor in the UNH Dept. of Occupational Therapy, and coordinates the graduate certificate in assistive technology and the disability studies minor. Known internationally as “The MacGyver of Assistive Technology,” Dr. Willkomm has provided assistive technology services for over 28 years and is the author of 22 publications. Sponsored by Assistive Technology in New Hampshire (ATinNH)
| Nov 07, 2012
Augmentative Communication Apps: Making the Best Choice for the Best AAC Voice
November 28, 2012 – 1:00pm ET
This webinar is about identifying the optimum AAC App(s) for an individual with complex communication needs can be enhanced by understanding basic features which match the individual’s skills and needs. This webinar provides information to assist both clinicians and consumers in navigating these new options and new times in order to provide the most functional AAC solution using mobile technology (e.g., iPod Touch, iPad).