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==='''What's New in AT: Tracking Trends & Transferring Knowledge'''===
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==='''Understanding Apps and Tablet Accessibility: Back to the Basics'''===
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It seems that Apps and Tablets are everywhere. Are you feeling a bit behind? Do you have “silly “ questions that you are afraid to ask because you feel you should it already? This is the session for you! During this presentation, participants ill learn the basic differences between an i OS, Android, and Microsoft tablets. They will learn about the basic accessibility that each offer. *Participants will come away with at least 3 resources that will assist them in understanding the basics. They will have the opportunity to try out these items first hand.
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*As a result of this activity, the participant will learn a basic understanding of the differences  between the i OS,  Android, and Microsoft tablets
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*As a result of this activity, the participant will learn a basic understanding of the accessibility features of the i OS,  Android, and Microsoft tablets
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*As a result of this activity, the participant will learn at least 2 resources available to them in regards to using basic features
  
*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 & 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 classroom & community.
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Understanding Apps and Tablet Accessibility: Back to the Basics PDF Presentation
**As a result of this activity, the participant will be able to summarize 2 current research studies or technology trends regarding applying specific AT in educational environments.
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**As a result of this activity, the participant will be able to summarize the evolution of 1 assistive technology solution.
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**As a result of this activity, the participant will be able to access and assess 3 resources to discover new AT solutions to support students.
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==='''Across the Table: Personal & Professional Perspectives'''===
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==='''Ergonomics in the Classroom: Position for Learning'''===
* Many of us have sat at "the table" making decisions that often have a significant impact on lives of students with disabilities. We, too, have sat at that decision making table on many occasions and in various roles. Most people know us as professionals in the AT community, but we both have personal experiences in the AT field that have impacted and informed our professional lives. Join us as we reflect back, look forward and share a little bit of our story of lessons learned and resources that helped us as we stumbled along the way. We will also share tips on developing self-determination skills, tricks of how to climb out of transition gaps and resources to help build bridges to better services & support.  
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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.  
**As a result of this activity, the participant will be able to list 3 resources for developing & promoting self-determination skills.
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*As a result of this activity, the participant will be able to identify basic Ergonomic principles for the classroom setting and identify 3 factors that contribute to poor posture.
**As a result of this activity, the participant will be able to access and assess 3 resources to discover AT solutions to support students.
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*As a result of this activity, the participant will be able to identify 3 assistive technology tools and strategies to improve posture and attention to tasks.
**As a result of this activity, the participant will be able to apply 2 strategies for more successful transitions.
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*As a result of this activity, the participant will be able to identify 3 resources on where to acquire assistive technology equipment needed to improve ergonomics in the classroom.
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==='''Our Favorite Apps: Promoting Successful Transition'''===
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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 students by promoting more independence, increasing opportunities for inclusion, promoting depth of learning, providing equal access in educational settings and supporting smoother transitions. This session will provide participants with opportunities to explore specific App solutions that promote success in the school setting & that can ultimately assist with successful transitions into the workplace and community.  
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**As a result of this activity, the participant will be able to identify 3 apps that are available for the IOS that can assist with successful transition within a school setting as well as the workplace and community.
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*As a result of this activity, the participant will be able to identify 3 apps that are available for Android that can assist with successful transition within a school setting as well as the workplace and community.
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*As a result of this activity, the participant will be able to understand the interface of the Tools for Life AppFinder to locate the best apps that are suitable for their students.
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==='''Tools for Life: Georgia's AT Act Program Can Help You Connect the Dots to AT Funding Resources'''===
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Come find out how your Assistive Technology Act Program in Georgia, Tools for Life, can help you help your students! Tools for Life (TFL) is funded by the Federal Tech Act which is legislation to promote direct AT services to individuals of all ages and disabilities in each state. Tools for Life increases independence for Georgians with disabilities by providing access to and acquisition of assistive technology devices and services. The TFL Network is fulfilling the intent of the Tech Act through AT assessments, AT lending libraries, device demonstrations, trainings for individuals and groups, AT reuse, and funding education and assistance. Participants will also have the opportunity to learn about unique AT funding resources that are available, including the Tools for Life online funding guide, Dollars and Sense. Join us to learn more about the Tools for Life program and information so you and the students you work with can benefit from these services.
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*As a result of this activity, the participant will be able to list the 7 core activities of the Tools for Life program and access assistive technology devices and services through the Tools for Life Network and TFL AT Demo Lab @AMAC/Georgia Tech.
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*As a result of this activity, the participant will learn about the Tools for Life online funding database, Dollars sand Sense Funding Guide.
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*As a result of this activity, the participant will learn at least 5 free resources and 3 funding opportunities to assist with the purchase of assistive technology

Revision as of 17:17, 31 May 2013

Understanding Apps and Tablet Accessibility: Back to the Basics

It seems that Apps and Tablets are everywhere. Are you feeling a bit behind? Do you have “silly “ questions that you are afraid to ask because you feel you should it already? This is the session for you! During this presentation, participants ill learn the basic differences between an i OS, Android, and Microsoft tablets. They will learn about the basic accessibility that each offer. *Participants will come away with at least 3 resources that will assist them in understanding the basics. They will have the opportunity to try out these items first hand.

  • As a result of this activity, the participant will learn a basic understanding of the differences between the i OS, Android, and Microsoft tablets
  • As a result of this activity, the participant will learn a basic understanding of the accessibility features of the i OS, Android, and Microsoft tablets
  • As a result of this activity, the participant will learn at least 2 resources available to them in regards to using basic features

Understanding Apps and Tablet Accessibility: Back to the Basics PDF Presentation

Ergonomics in the Classroom: Position for Learning

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.

  • As a result of this activity, the participant will be able to identify basic Ergonomic principles for the classroom setting and identify 3 factors that contribute to poor posture.
  • As a result of this activity, the participant will be able to identify 3 assistive technology tools and strategies to improve posture and attention to tasks.
  • As a result of this activity, the participant will be able to identify 3 resources on where to acquire assistive technology equipment needed to improve ergonomics in the classroom.

Our Favorite Apps: Promoting Successful Transition

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 students by promoting more independence, increasing opportunities for inclusion, promoting depth of learning, providing equal access in educational settings and supporting smoother transitions. This session will provide participants with opportunities to explore specific App solutions that promote success in the school setting & that can ultimately assist with successful transitions into the workplace and community.

    • As a result of this activity, the participant will be able to identify 3 apps that are available for the IOS that can assist with successful transition within a school setting as well as the workplace and community.
  • As a result of this activity, the participant will be able to identify 3 apps that are available for Android that can assist with successful transition within a school setting as well as the workplace and community.
  • As a result of this activity, the participant will be able to understand the interface of the Tools for Life AppFinder to locate the best apps that are suitable for their students.

Tools for Life: Georgia's AT Act Program Can Help You Connect the Dots to AT Funding Resources

Come find out how your Assistive Technology Act Program in Georgia, Tools for Life, can help you help your students! Tools for Life (TFL) is funded by the Federal Tech Act which is legislation to promote direct AT services to individuals of all ages and disabilities in each state. Tools for Life increases independence for Georgians with disabilities by providing access to and acquisition of assistive technology devices and services. The TFL Network is fulfilling the intent of the Tech Act through AT assessments, AT lending libraries, device demonstrations, trainings for individuals and groups, AT reuse, and funding education and assistance. Participants will also have the opportunity to learn about unique AT funding resources that are available, including the Tools for Life online funding guide, Dollars and Sense. Join us to learn more about the Tools for Life program and information so you and the students you work with can benefit from these services.

  • As a result of this activity, the participant will be able to list the 7 core activities of the Tools for Life program and access assistive technology devices and services through the Tools for Life Network and TFL AT Demo Lab @AMAC/Georgia Tech.
  • As a result of this activity, the participant will learn about the Tools for Life online funding database, Dollars sand Sense Funding Guide.
  • As a result of this activity, the participant will learn at least 5 free resources and 3 funding opportunities to assist with the purchase of assistive technology