Evaluation & selection

AAC Treatment and Data Collection

May 28, 2014
9 AM Pacific, 12 PM Eastern

AbleNet presents factors in consideration of AAC features.

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Controlling the Environment: Switches and Mounting for Access

Wednesday, May 7, 2014
10 AM Pacific, 1 PM Eastern

AbleNet presents the important consideratons when selecting switch tools for environmental control and communication.

AbleNet presents  Mary Sagstetter, M.A.Ed. "It is important to take the proper positioning of switches, communication devices, and environmental controls seriously. If overlooked, it can mean the difference between success and failure, comfort and fatigue, efficiency and wasted effort.

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Accessibility of Electronic Information Databases Used by Libraries

Tuesday, January 21, 2013
11 AM Pacific, 2 PM Eastern

EASI presents research from Axel Schmetzke, of the University of Wisconsin Steven's Point Library.

In this EASI webinar, Axel Schmetzke presents the findings of his recent research, through which he sought to answer the following question: To which extent do academic librarians consider, or are encouraged to consider, accessibility when selecting electronic information resources for purchase, subscription or licensing?

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Increasing Communication Skills in Adults with Developmental Disabilities in Group Homes

Tuesday, December 3, 2013
9 AM Pacific, Noon Eastern

AbleNet University presents a range of no tech and low tech options, and even some high tech possibilities through Medicaid funding.

AbleNet University presents Susan Berkowitz, M.S.,C.C.C,SLP. This webinar speaks to the unique challenges of working with adolescents and adults who live in group homes for persons with developmental disabilities.  You will look at the variety of communicative functions and behaviors exhibited and the drawbacks of the structure of these settings.

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Switch Assessment

Tuesday, November 12, 2013
9 AM Pacific, Noon Eastern

AbleNet University presents assessment strategies to determine the optimal switch location and switch type to provide access.

AbleNet University presents this session with Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS. Assistive technology can be accessed directly or indirectly by switch, mouse, eyegaze or voice. This webinar will present assessment strategies to determine the optimal switch location and switch type to provide access.

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AT Consideration for Students: Driven by Marketing or SETT?

Thursday, October 24, 2013
10:30 AM Pacific, 1:30 PM Eastern

When AT is considered for students, what is driving the process? Is it the marketing messages crafted by AT producers or is it student-centered? Learn about the advantages of using the SETT Framework.

It's a fact that some fine AT products from Kurzweil, Don Johnston, AbleNet, and others may be what parents have heard of and are asking for, but if that is the starting point for discussion, the student may not receive the best AT.

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Consideration of AT Needs (K-12)

Wednesday, October 16, 2013
9:30 AM Pacific, 12:30 PM Eastern

Kathy Lalk & Penny Reed of QIAT.org present at AbleNet University.

 

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Comparison of LMS Systems Accessibility

Monday June 17th, 2013
11 AM Pacific, 2 PM Eastern

EASI presents a panel who surveyed accessibility of several popular LMS systems.

Several university adaptive technology professionals did a survey of the accessibility of several popular LMS systems. In this Webinar, they will explain the criteria used in the study, how it was done and explain the results. All of this has the caveat that these systems, as with everything digital, are change almost daily.

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What Smartphone Should I Buy if I'm Hearing Impaired?

Buying a smart phone involves a lot of decisions and their are tools to help you in your selection.

Individuals who are hearing impaired and use a hearing aid will want a cellphone that is most compatible with hearing aides. (Compatibility means least likelihood of microphone interference and greatest likelihood of telecoil coupling compatibility with the cell phone.)

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