Learning disability

Balabolka the flexible E-reader

Thursday, November 6th, 2014
11AM Pacific, 2PM Eastern

EASI presents an intro. to an accessible, free e-reader.

Balbabolka is both a e-reader as well as a tool to convert text to audio formats using a TTS voice. This accessible, free e-reader can read many file types including:
txt, doc, docs, PDF and OpenOffice documents. It interfaces with screen reader and screen
magnification applications. It permits copying and pasting. It permits interactive editing of any

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Early Childhood Indicators of Latent Print Disability

Tuesday, December 10, 2013
1:30 PM Pacific, 4:30 Eastern

PATINS presents possible signs of a reading disability in pre-school children and AT to help.

 Early Intervention for latent print disabilities has a significant impact on the academic/intellectual development of a child. If left unidentified, the child will struggle to, and in fact, may never catch up with same age/grade peers.  Assistive technology can be essential in enabling children with disabilities to participate in age appropriate activities.

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Using eFlashcards in the Classroom  

Monday, November 18, 2013
7 AM Pacific, 10 AM Eastern

PATINS presents the basics and compare the various free online flashcard websites and apps.

Learn the basics and compare the various online flashcard websites and apps. There are many great free resources to help your students study quickly and easily.   This webinar is from PATINS. 

 
Presenter: Sandy Stabenfeldt

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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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The Treaty for the Blind and Print Disabled = More Access

Thursday, August 29, 2013
11 AM Pacific, 2 PM Eastern

EASI presents Jim Fructerman, founder of Benetech and Bookshare.

The Treaty for the Blind and Print Disabled has been described as the "Miracle in Marrakesh." Benetech (and Bookshare) founder Jim Fruchterman was there from the original drafting committee effort to the command celebratory performance by Stevie Wonder for the delegates.

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Everyday Technology for Learning Differences: Use the Tools You Already Have

Thursday, September 19, 2013
3:30 PM Pacific, 6:30 PM Eastern

AT Networks presents a webinar on how everyday tech –word processors, Web browsers, consumer electronics, and more – can assist students who struggle with reading, writing, notetaking, math, organization, time management, and attention.

From computers to smartphones to e-readers, kids today are immersed in technology. This AT Network presentation will demonstrate how to take advantage of familiar technology to compensate for learning challenges, capitalize on learning strengths, and reduce time and effort spent on school work.

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Evernote and Students with Learning Difficulties

 

Evernote has some great features for all students, but especially those with learning disabilities. It gives you a lot of flexibility in how you take notes, gather research, organize information, and retrieve information, It can help generate reminders and retrieve assignments.

At the most basic level, Evernote lets you:

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LiveScribe Smartpen Integration with Evernote

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013
10 am Pacific, 1 pm Eastern

Written, pictoral, and audio notes taken with Smartpens from LiveScribe can be integrated with Evernote to help organize and improve learning for students with learning disabilities.

LiveScribe Smartpens allow students to record audio that synchronizes with the notes that they write on special dot paper. Depending on the Smartpen, content is transferred to a computer via USB cable or WiFi.

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Keyboarding for All - A UDL Approach

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013
9:30 AM until 12:30 PM, Pacific

Learn how to teach keyboarding skills as quickly and as easily as possible. This hands-on workshop will be held at the Ed Roberts Campus in Berkeley, CA.

Join us for this in-person, hands-on workshop and learn how to teach a language-based keyboarding curriculum with a UDL approach.

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Bookshare for Students in Transition

Thursday, May 16th, 2013
10:30 AM Pacific, 1:30 PM Eastern

Bookshare provides free access to books for students with print disabilities. This short webinar will cover who how students in transition can get their own account to maintain access to Bookshare.

Bookshare provides free access to books for students with print disabilities. This short webinar will cover who how students in transition can get their own account to maintain access to Bookshare.

Bookshare provides many introductory webinars.

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