UDL and AT 2014 in Griffin

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Integrating UDL and AT to Close the Achievement Gap Conference

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Griffin RESA in Griffin, GA

Ergonomics in the Classroom: Position for Learning

Presenter: Martha Rust, MS, ATP and Liz Persaud

Session Description:

For students with disabilities, computers and adaptive devices are important tools that promote success in the classroom environment. Students and educators are often not provided with information on how factors such as desk height and positioning of equipment can affect posture and attention span. This presentation will identify ergonomic challenges present in the classroom environment and will provide solutions that can assist with improving posture and enhance the student’s ability to focus on learning.

Tracking Trends and Transferring Knowledge

Presenter: Carolyn Phillips

Session Description:

Welcome to the Assistive Technology revolution! The world around us is evolving at an astounding rate. Assistive Technology developments have been foundational in this evolution and a catalyst producing positive life-changing results for individuals with disabilities. Come learn about what's new in AT and in the AT community as we explore where we were, where we are and perhaps, where we are going. We will also discuss possible solutions to expedite knowledge transfer from research journals to your clients whether they are in school, at home, at work or in the community.

A Guided Conversation on Apps: Back to the Basics

Presenter: Martha Rust, MS, ATP and Liz Persaud

Session Description:

Apps, Tablets and mobile devices are revolutionizing the way people use and understand technology. These mobile technologies are prominent in our mainstream society. Are you feeling a bit behind when it comes to understanding these devices and how to use them to support students in your classroom and other people with disabilities? Do you have “silly“ questions that you do not want to ask because you feel you should already know the answers? Then this is the session for you! During this presentation, participants will learn the basic differences between the iOS, Android, and Microsoft tablets including basic accessibility features. This is a hands-on session that will leave you full of knowledge and resources for using and sharing important features of these technologies.

Off to College? Let AMAC Accessibility Solutions Guide Your Success

Presenter: Carolyn Phillips

Session Description:

Beginning a path that leads to college or technical school can be an overwhelming experience. AMAC Accessibility Solutions at Georgia Tech is here to help! During this session participants will learn about AMAC Accessibilty and how their services can help students stay on the path to success. An AMAC membership program to colleges, universities and tech schools can provide free assistive technology solutions and resources for students.

Discovering Personal Genius through AT

Presenter: Carolyn Phillips

Session Description:

This session will explore the collective role each of us play in promoting student success beyond the educational environment and the powerful role of Assistive Technology in this process. We will examine outcomes that can occur when universal learning design and appropriate assistive technology solutions are integrated into the lives of individuals with disabilities. This session will provide participants with opportunities to explore specific AT strategies and solutions to promote success in the school setting and that can ultimately assist with smooth transitions into the workplace and community.

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