ATIA 2018 - Orlando, FL

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The Ins and Outs of Developing an AT Lab!

Date:

Thursday, February 1, 2018
1:00-2:00 p.m.

Presenters:

  • Felicia Alingu | Outcomes Program Specialist | Cobb Senior Services
  • Asha Kumar | AT Lab Specialist | Tools for Life | AMAC Accessibility | Georgia Tech
  • Rachel Wilson | AT Specialist | Tools for Life | AMAC Accessibility | Georgia Tech

Description:

During this presentation, participants will learn how to set up assistive technology labs at their own center and at conferences. Individuals will also learn how to set up toolkits, how these toolkits can be used to provide AT in a location where no lab is set up, and also how one could use the toolkits to set up more labs.

Participants will also have the opportunity to hear about lessons learned.

Presentation:

"The Ins and Outs of Developing an AT Lab!" Accessible PDF

Citation:

Alingu, F., Kumar, A., Wilson, R. (2018). The Ins and Outs of Developing an AT Lab!. Presented at ATIA Annual Conference, Orlando, FL. 2018.


Don't Perish, Publish!: Peer-Reviewed Publishing

Date:

Thursday, February 1, 2018
4:30-5:30 p.m.

Presenters:

  • Jennifer Flagg | Co-PI | Center on Knowledge Translation for Technology Transfer (KT4TT) | University of Buffalo
  • Lori Geist | Assistant Professor | Center for Literacy and Disability Studies | University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Carolyn Phillips | Director and PI | National Pass It On Center and Tools for Life, Interim Director | AMAC Accessibility | Georgia Tech
  • Joy Zabala | Director of Technical Assistance | CAST

Description:

Are you a researcher or student seeing a peer-reviewed journal to publish your work? Are you a service provider, caregiver, or AT user who has a story to tell? Or are you a product designer or manufacturer with information to share with the AT community? ATIA's peer-reviewed journal, Assistive Technology Outcomes and Benefits, can help!

During this session, participants will learn how to become an ATOB author. We will discuss ATOB's aim and scope, article submission categories, and the types of articles accepted. Participants will be led through the typical submission and peer-review process, including a timeline of events and resources available to authors. ATOB's open access policy will be discussed, including copyright ownership and the impact of the policy, which allows authors to share their work freely. Finally, participants will discuss the upcoming theme for ATOB's Volume 13.

A question and answer period will follow.

Presentation:

"Don't Perish, Publish!" Accessible PDF

Citation:

Flagg, J., Geist, L., Phillips, C., Zabala, J. (2018). Don't Perish, Publish!. Presented at ATIA Annual Conference, Orlando, FL. 2018.


Medicaid: A Look at Reuse in Current Programs

Date:

Friday, February 2, 2018
8:00-9:00 a.m.

Presenters:

  • Liz Persaud | Training & Outreach Coordinator | National Pass It on Center and Tools for Life | AMAC Accessibility | Georgia Tech
  • Carolyn Phillips | Director and PI | National Pass It On Center and Tools for Life, Interim Director | AMAC Accessibility | Georgia Tech

Description:

With all its promise, healthcare reform will impose additional burdens on state resources, especially for those with disabilities. The inclusion of Assistive Technology Reuse in Medicaid has been explored in 20 states.

This session will review the benefits that accrue from partnerships and the process involved in establishing a workable program. Experiences and lessons learned will be shared from several AT reuse programs.

Please join us for an important conversation as we discuss collaborative partnerships that will benefit AT reuse programs that serve individuals with disabilities and those needing alternate sources of acquiring technology.

Presentation:

"Medicaid: A Look at Reuse in Current Programs" Accessible PDF

Citation:

Persaud, L., Phillips, C. (2018). Medicaid: A Look at Reuse in Current Programs. Presented at ATIA Annual Conference, Orlando, FL. 2018.


Mainstream Gaming with Disabilities: Accessible Solutions

Date:

Friday, February 2, 2018
1:00-2:00 p.m.

Presenters:

  • Ben Jacobs | Accommodations Specialist | Tools for Life | AMAC Accessibility | Georgia Tech

Description:

This session will cover accessible solutions for mainstream gaming for individuals with disabilities.

We are often focused on what it takes to help someone be more productive. What is needed to help someone independently get themselves out of bed and ready for the day, go to work, and come home, just to repeat the process each day, over and over. We can all agree that this isn't enough to have a satisfying life. People need recreational and social outlets and for many these days, this comes in the form of gaming.

Whether it's playing Pokemon Go on your mobile device, playing Call of Duty online with your friends, or playing board games around a table with family, there are accessible solutions to ensure everyone can participate in the fun and social activities.

Join us to find out what's available and what is on the horizon for accessible gaming.

Presentation:

"Mainstream Gaming with Disabilities: Accessible Solutions" Accessible PDF

Citation:

Jacobs, B. (2018). Mainstream Gaming with Disabilities: Accessible Solutions. Presented at ATIA Annual Conference, Orlando, FL. 2018.


Accessing Your World: What's New in Environmental Control Technologies

Date:

Friday, February 2, 2018
2:20-3:20 p.m.

Presenters:

  • Ben Jacobs | Accommodations Specialist | Tools for Life | AMAC Accessibility | Georgia Tech
  • Liz Persaud | Training & Outreach Coordinator | National Pass It on Center and Tools for Life | AMAC Accessibility | Georgia Tech

Description:

This session will cover affordable options for environmental control for people with disabilities.

The world of environmental control is constantly expanding with existing technologies adding more features to their repertoire, and new products coming to market everyday. The session will bring you up to date with what is currently available, as well as give you a look at some of the features and products coming on the horizon.

Some products that will be covered include the Google Home and the Amazon Echo families. Some best practice examples of implementations of these solutions will be provided and will highlight how these technologies can be utilized together to further increase independence. Furthermore, the use of 3rd party programs will show you how to unlock the full potential of the technology and create further automation and custom voice commands.

Presentation:

"Accessing Your World: What's New In Environmental Control Technologies" Accessible PDF

Citation:

Jacobs, B., Persaud, L. (2018). Accessing Your World: What's New in Environmental Control Technologies. Presented at ATIA Annual Conference, Orlando, FL. 2018.


What to Wear?: A Closer Look at Some Wearable Technologies

Date:

Friday, February 2, 2018
2:20-3:20 p.m.

Presenters:

  • Maria Kelley | Senior AT Specialist | Washington Assistive Technology Act Program | University of Washington
  • Asha Kumar | AT Lab Specialist | Tools for Life | AMAC Accessibility | Georgia Tech
  • Rachel Wilson | AT Specialist | Tools for Life | AMAC Accessibility | Georgia Tech

Description:

"What are you wearing?" doesn't just mean which outfit, but also includes which technology!

Now, there are more wearable technologies available than ever before. But, what do these technologies do and how can they assist someone with a disability? Are they worth trying?

During this session, participants will have the opportunity to see and try some of the wearable technologies available.

Presentation:

"What to Wear?: A Closer Look at Some Wearable Technologies" Accessible PDF

Citation:

Kelley, M., Kumar, A., Wilson, R. (2018). What to Wear?: A Closer Look at Some Wearable Technologies. Presented at ATIA Annual Conference, Orlando, FL. 2018.