|Sample of CTAP phones|
Regional In-Person Meetings are held quarterly and are now open to all AT Network members and others interested in joining the network and/or assistive technology topics and presentations. The purpose of the meetings is to bring AT professionals, advocates, and enthusiasts together to build professional relationships, problem-solve, share resources and collaborate. It is a great opportunity to learn and network in your region.
The next quarterly in-person meeting is Tuesday, September 18, 2012 in Berkeley, CA at The Ed Roberts Campus from 10:00AM – 3:00PM. In the morning there will be a demonstration from the California Telephone Access Program (CTAP). CTAP provides free assistive telecommunications equipment to residents of California with disabilities.
|Shelley Haven, ATP, RET|
For the afternoon session, we are thrilled to have guest presenter, Shelley Haven, ATP, RET, who will present on notetaking and knowledge management. Shelley is an independent assistive technology consultant who specializes in tools for people with learning disabilities and executive function issues. She serves individuals, families, educators, schools, and other professionals throughout the Bay Area. For more information on Shelley and her variety of services, visit www.TechPotential.net.
Whether taking notes in class, gathering web research, or creating a textbook study guide, student success relies on the ability to effectively capture and organize information from a variety of sources. This overview will demonstrate tools that aid the “knowledge management” process, including: digital notebooks, smartpens, and PDF annotation; everyday tech such as digital cameras and smartphone apps; and notetaking strategies that leverage graphic organizer and literacy software.
Are you attending? Did you register? If you are interested in attending, go to http://www.atnet.org/news-events/registration.phpto register today!
The AT Network Quarterly Southern Regional In-Person Meeting was convened at Ranchos Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center last Thursday, September 6, 2012. It was hosted by Center for Applied Rehabilitation Technology (CART).
The AT Network invited the Los Angeles Assistive Technology Collaboration and hosted a panel discussion (members from Lanterman Regional Center, California Children’s Services, Burbank Unified School District, and Assistive Technology Exchange Center) to talk about their shared experiences in a collaborative perspective. The LA AT Collaborative assist the local community in understanding and accessing the supports and services of various agencies to obtain assistive technology for individuals with disabilities to increase independence across their lifespan.
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