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CTD Answers Your Questions About AT!
Webinar - 09/18/18
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Event Summary: This webinar is a Q & A session with Center on Technology and Disability (CTD) director Jackie Hess. In this session, Jackie answers both AT questions previously submitted as well as those asked during the live presentation. Topics include relevant laws, classroom practice, AT for libraries, recommended apps, and much more.
Integrating Assistive Technology into Adapted Physical Education to Achieve Healthy Outcomes
Webinar - 08/07/18
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Event Summary: This webinar with Scott McNamara gives participants a chance to learn about adapted physical education (APE), and why it is important for students with disabilities to receive APE services. Learn about apps specially designed to help students with disabilities be active, the use of communication devices to communicate effectively in a physical education setting, and the use of specially designed equipment for specific sports.
Virtual Reality and Assistive Technology: Learn about the New New Things!
Webinar - 07/24/18
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Event Summary: As VR technology becomes more ubiquitous, the big question is: How will this emerging technology enter the classroom and assistive technology space? In this session, Jaclyn Wickham, founder of AcclimateVR, explores some of the current and future applications for virtual reality.
Assistive Technology: What it is and How to Use it
Webinar - 05/16/18
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Event Summary: This webinar with Elizabeth Barry and Tina Hanson from the PACER's Simon Technology center describes the fundamentals of AT, and how to incorporate them into your child's life to enhance learning and creativity.
Documents: PDF icon AT-Handout.pdf
I Can Read That! AT Supports for Struggling Readers
Webinar - 05/15/18
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Event Summary: In this session, participants learn how to use the built in accessibility supports in their mobile devices to support struggling readers, a free screen reader,  as well as how to adjust settings in three library apps; Google Play Books, Kindle App, and Libby/Overdrive so that readers can confidently say, “I can read that!”
Study Skills 3: Managing Focus and Attention
Webinar - 05/03/18
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Event Summary: Managing one’s focus and attention can be challenging for students of all ages, and yet often crucial for academic success. This webinar with Tara Bruss and Sarah Giffen-Hunter will cover strategies for boosting one’s focus. Demonstrations will include timers that support focus, apps to track smartphone use, and tools to manage online distractions.
Assistive Technology Trends
Webinar - 04/19/18
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Event Summary: Stephen Hawking said "the future is indefinite and exists only as a spectrum of possibilities."  But what are those possibilities, you ask?  Well, as technology becomes more ubiquitous and readily available for everyone to purchase, Kirk Behnke explores some of the current and future general technology application trends that could be considered assistive technology.