Physical disability

Archived Webinar: Communication Options for Those with ALS and FTD (frontotemporal dementia)

The ALS Association has a series of archived webinars. This one was presented in January 2013 by Alisa Brownlee. It can be viewed online.

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We can because we think we can


Leigh-Anne Tompkins was born with cerebral palsy. This did not stop her from making her dreams come true. She graduated magna cum laude in Fine Arts and now has her own company: Graphics Afoot Studio Design. She demonstrates her use of head stylus (pointer), a trackball, and word prediction.

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Still enjoying our time together


Chuck Hummer was diagnosed with (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) ALS about 8 years ago. He now uses Proloquo2Go to communicate. He and his wife Sandra share their experience in living with ALS. Note that ALS is referred to as motor neuron disease (MND) in some countries.

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Everything I can't do in the real world I can do with my Mac


Joe Barnick was born with spinal muscular atrophy and cannot use a keyboard or mouse, yet thanks to assistive technology he can use his computer to do all those things he cannot do in real life.  He talks about doing a newsletter on AT and Macintosh for Assistiveware.

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The Pen is Mightier Than the Lord


This young artistic rebel demonstrates some creative assistive technology, in a very unusual video.

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Accessible Computing: Physical Disability Accommodations Over a Lifespan

November 10, 2011
10 am Pacific, 11 am Mountain, Noon Central, 1 pm Eastern

 

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Switch Access to the iPad

February 7, 2013
Noon Pacific, 3 pm Eastern

AbleNet hosts this webinar, presented by SLP Jane Farrall.

This webinar from AbleNet will focus on switch access to the iPad. Access options built into the iOS and into specific apps will be also be discussed. We will cover the range of switch interfaces that offer compatibility to switch accessible apps – and participants will be given links to resources for finding switch accessible apps.

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Archived Webinar on AT for Infants and Toddlers (AT Network)

Assistive technology (AT) can do much to support diverse learners in the areas of communication, behavior, play and learning. This training is focused on giving participants an opportunity to learn about AT tools and learn strategies to create a preschool classroom or home environment designed to engage all learners, ages 0-5 years.

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Assistive Technology for Infants and Toddlers


A training presented on Thursday, January 19, 2012 by Debbie Drennan and Janet Nunez, Parents Helping Parents iTECH Center is called "From Velcro to…. Assistive Technology for Ages 0-5: Exploring the Potential"  Assistive technology (AT) can do much to support diverse learners in the areas of communication, behavior, play and learning.

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