Are you confused about the regional center's role in providing assistive technology to their clients? If so, you are not alone! .
- What kind of assistive technology will the regional center fund and in what areas of need?
- What is the process for getting assistive technology through the regional center?
- Why are the IFSP and IPP so important in regards to assistive technology and this process?
- Are regional centers funding iPads?
- What is the latest on that?
- What if I disagree with the regional center's decision regarding assistive technology?
- To increase the demand for captioning services by making it easier for anyone to ask for captioning anytime.
- To help captioning providers spread their services and knowledge to more people, whether they have extra time available to earn more or whether they need help on a captioning project.
- Consumers fill out and submit a captioning request form. For example, they ask for CART (real time captioning, called STTR internationally), or for captioning of an online video.
- When a registered captioning provider sees a request, they send a bid for the job, or questions, via CaptionMatch to the consumer, who remains anonymous until a “match” is made.
- Consumers may receive proposals from more than one provider.
- When the “match” is complete, the provider pays a small fee to the service.
- The consumer pays nothing to use the service.
- Consumers and providers make their own arrangements as to captioning services and pricing.
- Providers can also use CaptionMatch to locate a subcontractor to assist them on a project.
Katie Gilmour did this webinar for the AT Network in June of 2012. She covers the common aspects and the differences of the various accessible GPS systems on the market. "The question is no longer if a blind person should have access to the surrounding location information but rather what are one's individual wayfinding and location literacy requirements, and which system best addresses those needs" Find it at Elluminate Blackboard Collaborate.
According to Adobe, Acrobat Xl is a huge step forward in creating accessible documents. The new resources include:
PDF Accessibility Overview: Covers the accessibility features of PDF as a document format, as well as Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader.
- Using the Acrobat XI Pro Accessibility Checker: A complete walkthrough of Acrobat XI’s Accessibility Checker, as well as the Make Accessible action wizard.
- Acrobat XI Pro PDF Accessibility Repair Workflow: Walk step-by-step through the PDF accessibility process in Acrobat XI.
- Acrobat XI Pro Accessible Forms and Interactive Documents: Create interactive forms that can be used by anyone, ensuring privacy and independence for all.
They state they have created a Acrobat XI accessibility best practices document which contains all four of the above guides in a single file. Documentation for Acrobat versions 8 and up can be found on the training resources page as well.