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Archived Webinar on iPads for People with ALS

 

The ALS Association webinar recording on iPads For People With ALS is now available on the WebEx service site. It was presented on Monday, September 23, 2013.

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AT Options for Those with Memory Loss and Dementia

Thursday, September 12, 2013
9 AM Pacific, Noon Eastern

There's a growing collection of tools that can issue reminders, keep caregivers informed, enable or prevent phone calls, track movement, and increase the safety of those living with memory loss. We'll look solutions for these typical areas of concern, for use in the home and/or assisted living.

 

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Freedom from the Nursing Home: Funding AT

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013
11 AM Pacific, 2 PM Eastern

Funding AT for those discharged from a nursing home.

When a person has been discharged from a nursing home, it is crucial to have access to technology and other devices to support their ability to live independently in the community. It can be difficult to get the devices needed quickly from insurance providers.

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Alzheimers/Dementia: When You Need AT to Prevent Things Happening

Sometimes AT can help by NOT allowing something to be done, enabling a person with dementia to stay in their home longer.

Assistive technology can be used to disable, redirect, or otherwise prevent a person from doing something that may no longer be safe. Starting at $7 and with only one of them over $100, these items may be easy to install and use.

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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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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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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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Assistive Technology and Employment

Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which covers employment, specifically covers “purchase of equipment or modifications to existing equipment” as an appropriate accommodation that would allow someone with a disability to accept or retain a job. This article covers how to use information from the ATC and elsewhere to determine what equipment may be appropriate for meeting an employee’s needs.

New Strategies

An employee or potential employee may not have prior experience using accommodations, and may not know what strategies or equipment will best meet their needs. You can search ATC for information about possible solutions based on the following criteria:

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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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