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How Senior Friendly is Your Website?

Thursday, May 9, 2013
10:30 AM Pacific, 1:30 PM Eastern

Learn what it means to deliver web content and navigation choices that are specifically geared for older web visitors and their families and caregivers.

The percentage of older people using the Internet continues to rise. As does the number of younger people who rely on the Internet for information and resources as they provide support to an older family member or friend.

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iPad Technology: Apps for Communication, Fun and Entertainment

April 15th, 2013
11 AM Pacific, 2 PM Eastern

Presented by the ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) Association.

See the archived webinar.

51 minutes long, presented by Alisa Brownlee, ATP for the ALS Association.

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Fujitsu’s Smartphone Designed for Seniors

 Fujitsu has designed an Android-based smartphone, the Stylistic S-O1, with a number of features to improve functionality and reduce frustration for seniors.

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Laser Pointers for Low Tech Augmentative Communication


Demonstration of using a head mounted laser pointer as one form of low tech communication for an individual with ALS.

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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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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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Text to Speech on iPad (iBooks)


This one minute demo shows how to use built in text to speech with a book on the iPad.

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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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Simplified English for News Articles

News In Levels is a new service that takes online articles in English text and renders them in 3 distinct language levels.

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