Child/Primary School

Choice making...there's an app for that (and more)!

Wednesday,October 3, 2012
Noon Pacific, 3 pm Eastern

AbleNet has three webinars in October, related to students with significant disabilities. 

 

Allowing a child to make a choice can promote independence and give a child a sense of control over his or her daily activities. Ablenet's FREE app SoundingBoard not only has many preloaded free boards, but also has the ability to create your own.

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iPads as Part of a Universal Design for Learning Toolkit

December 4th, 2012
4 pm Pacific, 7 pm Eastern

The ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) SETSIG (Special Education Technology Special Interest Group) offers a series of webinars, open to all.

The ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) SETSIG (Special Education Technology Special Interest Group) offers a series of webinars, open to all.

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Using Promethean Boards to include Students with Special Needs

Thursday, October 25, 2012
4 pm Pacific, 7 pm Eastern

The ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) SETSIG (Special Education Technology Special Interest Group) offers a series of webinars, open to all. This one is on interactive whiteboards.

In this ISTE SETSIG webinar participants will explore how to support all students using your IWB to build lessons that address the three principles of UDL. Using videos and SMART Notebook and Promethean Flipchart templates, Johnny Hamilton and Kendra Grant will explore curriculum examples that build multiple means of recognition, action and expression and engagement into every lesson. 

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Built-in IOS Accessibility and Alternative Access to the iPad

Thursday, October 4, 2012
4 pm Pacific, 7 pm Eastern

The ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) SETSIG (Special Education Technology Special Interest Group) offers a series of webinars, open to all.

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Simple Communication Tools on the iPad

Thursday, June 28, 2012
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time

See apps on an iPad that emulate and improve on simple 1-4 button communication devices.

In this archived webinar, you will see apps on an iPad that emulate and improve on simple 1-4 button communication devices.

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AT Breakthroughs for Students with Disabilities

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time

One of our our countries most-experienced AT specialists will cover the top seven changes to AT that are benefitting students with disabilities.

Archived Webinar.

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Changing Lives of People with Disabilities in Ecuador- the CITTI Project

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time

 

Learn about how the CITTI (Community Inclusion Through Technology International) Project has brought AT, OT, SLP, and other professionals to meet with families and those who work with people who have disabilities in Ecuador. 

 

Bridgett Perry shares some great slides of low tech options using very low cost or free materials.

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My 3 Top Favorite iThings

Monday, April 23rd, 2012
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PST

Our iPad expert and AT Specialist, Jennifer McDonald-Peltier, will tell us about three apps that she uses all the time, with a variety of students. They are all very flexible and allow quick and easy personalization for the many individuals she sees. 

Jennifer MacDonald-Peltier shows us why the camera, maps, speak selection tool, and multi-task bar are her favorite built-in iPad apps. Then she shows us what it is about Sounding Board, Verbaly, Small Talk, Predictable, Answers:Yes No HD, and other communication apps that allow them to be used quickly with a range of students.

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How Stephen Hawking Uses a Computer (Switches and Scanning)

You might wonder how Stephen Hawking can operate his computer and tell it what to say. He uses a single switch activated by the movement of a muscle in his cheek along with some specialized software that presents choices that narrow down to what he wants to say or do. This article discusses the range of switches and related software that allow anyone with a single consistent motion they can control to use a computer.

Switches

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Making Documents Accessible

Much information is available about website accessibility. However, documents in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and PDF can also be inaccessible to blind users, as well as some users with cognitive and physical disabilities. This article summarizes the accessibility process for several versions of the Microsoft products, and discusses multiple ways to address PDF accessibility.

 

What is Document Accessibility?

A document is accessible if users with disabilities can read and understand all essential information that it contains, whether or not they use assistive technology. In particular:

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