Computers

iCATER presents Co:writer

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013
1 PM Pacific, 3 pm Eastern

Half-hour overview of word prediction using Co:Writer.

The Iowa Assistive Technology Professional Development Network, through iCATER, presents a series of webinars. No registration is needed. Visit this page for links.

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Healthy Computing: AT for Taking Breaks

Healthy computing may depend upon taking regular breaks. This article looks at the impact of computing on the body, tools for taking breaks, and what to do when you take a break.

It could be that the computer is addictive or our jobs require us to spend hours, which are made longer if we keep up on the hottest YouTube videos or check Facebook postings. But hours in front of the screen can have an impact.

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Windows Accessibility (for K-12 Teachers)

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013
4 PM Pacific, 7 pm Eastern

For teachers who use a PC, and may not know about all the built in AT. From the ISTE Special Interest Group on Special Education Technology.

The ISTE Special Interest Group on Special Education Technology presents this event. Microsoft's built-in access features help you to make the computer easier to see, help make the keyboard and mouse easier to use, help you use the computer without a mouse or keyboard, and much more.

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Brain Computer Interfaces: Future technology that may assist people with ALS with communication and other tasks

Tuesday, February 26, 2013
11 AM Pacific, 2 PM Eastern

ASLA presents the progress in and potential for brain computer interfaces.

According to the ALS Association: "The concept of Brain Computer Interface (BCI) technology is a topic of interest for many individuals and the families of individuals who experience significant physical limitations, including those with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

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Built in Assistive Technology of Mac OS X and iOS

January 2012
10:00 am Pacific Time

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ZoomText: Train the Trainer Event

Thursday, November 8, 2012
10 AM- 3 PM in Novato, CA

This free training will enable trainers, evaluators and assessors to update their knowledge and skills, on how to install, use, and train on ZoomText. This in-person event will be held in Novato, CA.

 
Course Objective: This course is for new and current technologists.  You will learn about all of the significantly advanced features that ZoomText 10.0.4 has to offer. 
 
Overview of Agenda:
·        What’s New in ZoomText

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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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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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A Good Place To Begin…When the Mouse is Difficult or Impossible to Use

The mouse, which comes standard with many desktop and laptop computers, can be difficult or impossible for some people to use.  Gripping, pressing, dragging, and other required physical movements can make a standard mouse impractical. This article offers a range of mouse options to consider, from changing mouse settings, to performing mouse functions without fingers, hands, and arms. 

Understanding the purpose of the standard mouse

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