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Ability Tools Calendar

We have a full calendar of trainings and events with Ability Tools for 2017 and beyond! We make it our goal to reach out to the community for local events and trainings. If you have a suggestion for an event or training to add on our calendar, please contact us.

Accommodations
If you need additional accommodation(s) to participate in an Ability Tools training or event, requests must be made ten business days prior to the training or event by emailing us at accommodations@abilitytools.org or contacting 1-800-390-2699 or 1-800-900-0706 TTY.

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List of Ability Tools Trainings & Events

AAC Devices, Tools and Apps for Individuals with Aphasia and Other Speech/Language DisabilitiesRegister for Training Thursday, May 11th, 2017 • 10:00AM - 11:00AM (PST)

Type: Webinar
Category: Ability Tools
Location: Webinar Platform

Description:
Presented by: Caitlin Mueller, MS, CCC-SLP, Clinical Consultant

This webinar training will provide an overview of Lingraphica’s high-tech Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) devices, your options for a free device trial, and information about Lingraphica’s free SmallTalk Communication and Practice Apps as well as free online therapy tools for Indviduals with Aphasia and Other Speech/Language Disabilities.

Accommodations:
If you need additional accommodation(s) to participate in an Ability Tools training or event, requests must be made ten business days prior to the training or event by emailing us at accommodations@abilitytools.org or contacting 1-800-390-2699 or 1-800-900-0706 TTY.

Register for AAC Devices, Tools and Apps for Individuals with Aphasia and Other Speech/Language Disabilities…

Introducing Voice Options Pilot ProjectRegister for Training Tuesday, May 16th, 2017 • 10:00AM - 11:00AM (PST)

Type: Webinar
Category: Ability Tools
Location: Webinar Platform

Description:
Presented by: Kevin Hansen and Megan Cowdell, California Foundation for Independent Living Centers

Do Californians with speech disabilities have a need for iPads with speech apps? What is the best way for people to try out and borrow tablets with speech apps?

Join us to learn about Voice Options’ pilot program of the California Public Utilities Commission administered by the California Foundation for Independent Living Centers. Voice Options connects Californians with speech language disabilities to iPads with speech apps.

Accommodations:
If you need additional accommodation(s) to participate in an Ability Tools training or event, requests must be made ten business days prior to the training or event by emailing us at accommodations@abilitytools.org or contacting 1-800-390-2699 or 1-800-900-0706 TTY.

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Ability Tools June 2017 Northern California In-Person MeetingRegister for Training Thursday, June 1st, 2017 • 10:00AM - 3:00PM (PST)

Sponsor Organization: Ability Tools

Presenters: Alexander Jensen- Be My Eyes and Michael Parker of Access Ingenuity

Type: In-Person Training
Category: Ability Tools
Location: California Foundation for Independent Living Centers • 1000 G Street Suite 100, • Sacramento, CA 95814

Description:
I. 10:00 – 10:15AM - Welcome / Introductions / Updates from Ability Tools

II. 10:15 – 11:30PM – Presentation by Alexander Jensen of Be My Eyes- Be My Eyes is an app that connects blind and visually impaired with sighted helpers from around the world via live video connection.

III. 11:30 – 1:00PM – Lunch (on your own)

IV. 1:00pm- 2:00pm- Presentation by Michael Parker of Access Ingenuity: Access Ingenuity is the Premier distributor for Freedom Scientifics’ line of assistive technology for individual who are blind or visually impaired. Access Ingenuity also provides services related to creating accessible PDFs as well as testing websites for accessibility. 

V.  2:00pm- 3:00pm- AT Problem Solving Session: This time is an opportunity for individuals to voice their AT questions or concerns and start a conversation with others involved in the AT community.

Materials:
June 2017 Ability Tools Northern Regional Meeting Agenda.doc
CFILC_DirectionsParking (2).doc

Accommodations:
If you need additional accommodation(s) to participate in an Ability Tools training or event, requests must be made ten business days prior to the training or event by emailing us at accommodations@abilitytools.org or contacting 1-800-390-2699 or 1-800-900-0706 TTY.

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Ability Tools June 2017 Southern California In-Person MeetingRegister for Training Thursday, June 1st, 2017 • 10:00AM - 3:00PM (PST)

Type: In-Person Training
Category: Ability Tools
Location: Center for Healthy Communities - The California Endowment - Room Tahoe • 1000 N. Alameda Street • Los Angeles, CA 90012

Description:
Please note: Outside food and drinks are not allowed.  Free parking is located at Alameda and Bauchet Street.  Continue to TCE parking lot and inform the parking booth attendant that you are there for the Ability Tools In-Person Meeting.

I. 10:00 – 10:30AM - Welcome /  Introductions

II. 10:30 – 11:45AM – Demo Presentation by Joseph McDaniel, VFO

VFO is the world’s leading assistive technology provider for the visually impaired. On their own, their brands Ai Squared, Freedom Scientific and Optelec have a long history of developing and providing innovative solutions for blind and low vision individuals, helping them to reach their full potential.  Join us to learn about their latest devices shown from the CSUN 2017 Assistive Technology Conference!

III. 11:45 – 1:00PM – Networking lunch on your own.

IV. 1:15 - 2:30PM – Demo Presentation by Michelle Ranae Wild, Brain Education Strategies and Technology (BEST)

Brain Education, Strategies, and Technology's mission is to develop, research and disseminate the best practices for teaching strategies and technologies for the benefit of people with conditions that affect the brain. 

V. 2:30 - 3:00PM – Regional Group Discusion and Updates.

VI. 3:00PM - Meeting adjourned. Thank you for your participation!

Materials:
CAEndowmentLosAngeles_MapDirections.pdf

Accommodations:
If you need additional accommodation(s) to participate in an Ability Tools training or event, requests must be made ten business days prior to the training or event by emailing us at accommodations@abilitytools.org or contacting 1-800-390-2699 or 1-800-900-0706 TTY.

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New Technologies and Solutions for an Aging SocietyRegister for Training Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 • 10:30AM - 11:30AM (PST)

Type: Webinar
Category: Ability Tools
Location: Webinar Platform

Description:
Presented by Sheila Zinck, IBM and Stephen Ewell, CTA Foundation

Join us to learn about Outthink Aging, a new report from IBM and the Consumer Technology Foundation (CTA), offers new research on solutions addressing the accessibility needs of older adults.

Accommodations:
If you need additional accommodation(s) to participate in an Ability Tools training or event, requests must be made ten business days prior to the training or event by emailing us at accommodations@abilitytools.org or contacting 1-800-390-2699 or 1-800-900-0706 TTY.

Register for New Technologies and Solutions for an Aging Society…

Evaluation of Wheelchair Tie Downs for In-Cabin Use on Transport PlanesRegister for Training Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 • 1:30PM - 2:30PM (PST)

Type: Webinar
Category: Ability Tools
Location: Webinar Platform

Description:
Presented by Michele Erwin and Tara Andrea, All Wheels Up

Join us to learn about All Wheels Up, a Crash Testing Wheelchair tie downs at a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) accredited test facility to one day provide a wheelchair spot on planes.

Accommodations:
If you need additional accommodation(s) to participate in an Ability Tools training or event, requests must be made ten business days prior to the training or event by emailing us at accommodations@abilitytools.org or contacting 1-800-390-2699 or 1-800-900-0706 TTY.

Register for Evaluation of Wheelchair Tie Downs for In-Cabin Use on Transport Planes…