2014 GRA Annual Conference

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Ethics & Accessibility Considerations: Social Media & Web Based Communications

Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 10:15 AM to 11:30 AM

Presenters: Carolyn Phillips and Rachel Wilson

Session Description:

Welcome to the Assistive Technology revolution! The world around us is evolving at an astounding rate. Assistive Technology developments had been foundational in this evolution in a capitalist producing positive life-changing results for individuals with disabilities. However, as new technology develops, professionals are challenged to create new and innovative ethical boundaries to accommodate these advancements. This talk will share information on technology and ethical considerations when serving people with disabilities. Presenters will provide ethical considerations from the code of professional ethics for rehabilitation counselors as well as the American counseling Association code of ethics regarding social media and web-based communications. Discussion will center on understanding social media "terms of agreement" and "privacy" language.

Learning Objectives:

1. Participants will be able to identify 3 ethical considerations from the CODE OF PROFESSIONAL ETHICS FOR REHABILITATION COUNSELORS regarding Social Media and Web-based Communications.

2. Participants will be able to identify 3 ethical considerations from the AMERICAN COUNSELING ASSOCIATION CODE OF ETHICS regarding Social Media and Web-based Communications.

3. Participants will be able to locate 2 platform terms of services agreements.

4. Participants will be able to identify 3 assistive technology solutions/strategies for effective communication with students.

5. Participants will know 2 resources for continued technical assistance in web-based communications.

Working Successfully: Exploring Apps for Employment & Transition

Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Presenters: Carolyn Phillips, Martha Rust and Rachel Wilson

Session Description:

With the introduction of apps, we are experiencing a drastic technology evolution that is revolutionizing the field of Assistive Technology and producing positive life changing results for individuals with disabilities. Apps are assisting individuals in the workplace by promoting more independence, increasing opportunities for inclusion, promoting depth of learning, providing equal access in work settings and supporting smoother transitions. This session will provide participants with opportunities to explore specific app solutions that promote success in the employment setting and that can ultimately assist with successful transitions into the workplace and community.

Learning Objectives:

1. Participants will learn at least 3 mobile devices that popular in the workforce

2. Participants will learn at least 5 apps for note taking in the workforce

3. Participants will learn at least 3 apps for organization

4. Participants will learn at least 3 apps that can assist with employment