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Tips for Making Your Events Accessible

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014
10 AM Pacific, 12 PM Eastern

AbilityTools presents tips, tools, and tricks to make your future meeting all accessible to people with disabilities.

Meetings and other events are important ways to network and expand your organization’s mission. Join us to learn some tips, tools, and tricks to make your future meeting all accessible to people with disabilities.

Topics covered will include:

• Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
• Common barriers for people with all disabilities

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Tips for Easing Daily Living Challenges in ALS

Monday, August 18th, 2014
11AM Pacific, 2PM Eastern

The ALSA presents Amber Ward, OTR/L.

As ALS progresses, simple activities of daily living can become a challenge. Join us Monday, August 18, at 2 p.m. ET for our monthly educational webinar, during which Amber Ward, OTR/L, BCPR, ATP will share tricks of the trade and tips for daily living in dealing with challenges associated with ALS.  Ms.

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Switching on the TV: Options for Switch Users to Control Devices Through Tablets

Thursday, May 15th, 2014
8 AM Pacific, 11 AM Eastern

AbleNet presents the latest options, advantages and limitations.

Tablets offer so many Applications, including control of TV and Cable. With accessibility options, this control is available to switch users, as well. Switch operated Electronic Aids to Daily Living (EADLs) can be costly and may be outdated when used with newer TV and Cable options. Tablet control has limitations that have yet to be solved.

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Explaining the Importance of Color Accessibility

Thursday, April 24, 2014
11 AM Pacific, 2 PM Eastern

EASI presents Greg Kraus on color and different disabilities.

EASI presents Greg Kraus from North Carolina, who will explain why color is important 
because it relates to several different disability groups. He will 
also demonstrate some tools that assist in evaluating color accessability.

Note, registration for this webinar will be available on April 15 and later

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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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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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