Webinars

 

Links to Archived Webinars
for Disability Professionals

Heather Koren, ATP, presents a series of Assistive Technology training webinars for Disability Professionals seeking to enrich their knowledge about assistive technology. Following are links to the most current webinars that have been presented.

April 1, 2020
Using Basic Communication Devices in the Classroom for Students with Disabilities 

April 8, 2020
Assistive Technology in the Workplace 
Handout for Assistive Technology in the Workplace

April 15, 2020
Funding For Assistive Technology 
Access Password: F5^1Gu@=
Audio Transcript for Funding for Assistive Technology 
Access Password: F5^1Gu@=
Handout for Funding for Assistive Technology

April 22, 2020
Assistive Technology for Learning Disabilities 
Access Password: 3d*5k5@s
Audio Transcript for Assistive Technology for Learning Disabilities 
Access Password: 3d*5k5@s
Handout for Assistive Technology for Learning Disabilities 

April 29, 2020 
Using Accessibility Features in Google Chrome 
Access Password: 3e&F$qU*
Handout for Using Accessibility Features in Google Chrome

May 6, 2020
Accessibility Features in Microsoft Windows 
Access Password: 6t^#7?$@
Handout for Accessibity Features in Windows

May 13, 2020
Accessiblity features in iOS
Access Password: 6J..4pC.
Audio Transcript for Accessibility Features in iOS
Access Password: 6J..4pC.
Handout for Accessibility Features in iOS

Links to iOS accessibility videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfK4-GEI1wk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGw3xO29K44

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDwmpKxGrUc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80AyUCjZYZM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqWkNxB27DM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0IO_tqsO5g

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alqDHkecm5I

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nV2h0CP9eks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Knx_Awax44o

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Vision Accessibility Features in iOS
Access Password: 7G@?!+$y
Audio Transcript for Vision Accessibility Features in iOS
Access Password: 7G@?!+$y
Handout for Vision Accessibility Features in iOS

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 
Physical and Motor Accessibility Features in iOS 
Access Password: 7U+5.3!^
Audio Transcript 
Access Password:7U+5.3!^
Handout for Physical and Motor Accessibility Features in iOS 

Wednesday, June 3, 2020
"Assistive Technology Assessment Models."
Access Password: 1t#*$*5G
Audio Transcript
Access Password: 1t#*$*5G
Handout: Assistive Technology Assessment Models

Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Feature Matching in Assistive Technology 
Access Password:  4d%+h=rI
Audio Transcript
Access password: 4d%+h=rI
Handout: Feature Matching in Assistive Technology

Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Smart Home Technology 
Access password: 1K&?8h&S
Audio Transcript for Smart Home Technology
Access Password: 1K&?8h&S
Handout for Smart Home Technology

Wednesday, June 24, 2020
New and Emerging Technologies
Access Password: 8W@1@z@=
Handout: New and Emerging Technologies

Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Assistive Technology for Executive Function
Access Password: 6h?4nK^#
Audio Transcript for Assistive Technology for Executive Function
Access Password: 6h?4nK^#
Handout for Assistive Technology for Executive Function
 

Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Universal Design for Learning
Access Password: 4b?TJ^Hf
Audio Transcript for Universal Design for Learning
Access Password: 4b?TJ^Hf
Handout for Universal Design for Learning

Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Tools to Assess Assistive Technology Needs for Individuals with ASD 
Access Password: 2C%A4V$o
Audio Transcript for Tools to Assess AT Needs for Individual with ASD
Access Password: 2C%A4V$o
Handout for Tools to Assess AT Needs for Individials with ASD

Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Telepresence Robots in the Classroom for Students with Cancer/Disabilities
Access password: @HUNd50k
Audio Transcript for Telepresence Robots in the Classroom
Access password: @HUNd50k

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 recorded webinar
Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology 
Access Password: 7PR5D^+3
Audio Transcript for Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology
Access Password: 7PR5D^+3
Handout for Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology

Wednesday, August 12 recorded webinar: 
AT Implementation from a Coaching Perspective
Audio Transcript: AT Implementation from a Coaching Perspective

Handout: AT Implementation from a Coaching Perspective
 

Wednesday, August 19 recorded webinar:
Google Chrome Apps for Reading and Writing
Audio Transcript for Google Chrome Apps for Reading and Writing

Handout: Google Chrome Apps for Reading and Writing

Wednesday, August 26 recorded webinar:
Google Extensions for Remote Learning
Audio Transcript for Google Extensions for Remote Learning

Handout for Google Extensions for Remote Learning

For information on upcoming webinars, contact Bill Darling at darling.12@osu.edu.

 

 

 

AT Ohio Blog

Many Anniversaries to Remember, Learn and Grow
 

As many folks know, July 26th was the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). October is the 75th anniversary of National Disability Employment Awareness Month. June 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the national Vocational Rehabilitation program.

In Ohio, 2020 is the 50th anniversary of Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (housing our state’s vocational rehabilitation program) and by legislation in 2016, the month of October is designated as "Disability History and Awareness Month." During this month, schools in Ohio are encouraged to provide instruction and events focused on disability history, people with disabilities, and the disability rights movement.

Many states designate either the first two weeks or the entire month of October as Disability History and Awareness Month.

Given the intersection of all these observances, let’s ponder a few questions.

Many times when you meet someone their first question is “What do you do?” Employment seems to be the first measure by which we assign identification or even value to a new acquaintance. Next, might come where do you go to school, where do you live, who are your parents, what else do you do or where do you volunteer?

Employment and access to opportunities are a strong part of everyone’s ongoing growth, learning, and progress. As a state and a nation, we are continuing to recognize that people with disabilities, like all citizens, learn and contribute and should have equal access to growth and value in their communities.

People with disabilities have pushed, advocated, and even changed laws to achieve “nothing about us without us” so that we can make our own choices, join the organizations we choose, work in our communities, and look to leaders that are people with disabilities themselves – or perhaps be a leader yourself.

We still have a long, long way yet to wheel, walk, and crutch to real equality. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2019, 19.3 percent of persons with a disability were employed. In contrast, the employment-population ratio for persons without a disability was 66.3 percent. While we have strengthened Home and Community-Based Services, many do not have the informed choice to live where they wish.

Knowing our history helps to inform our future. As we focus on disability history, the history of another movement reminds us too. 2020 is the 100th anniversary of Women’s Suffrage. Remember women who simply picketed the White House for the right to vote were jailed for 6-7 months, some on multiple occasions, and were force fed through tubes down the nose and throat to stop hunger strikes.

Read the National Council on Disability 1986 report – Toward Independence: An Assessment of Federal Laws and Programs Affecting Persons with Disabilities - With Legislative Recommendations – that lead to the Americans with Disabilities Act. Remember and read about Justin Dart – many call him the father of the ADA – as he traveled across the county gathering stories and data supporting the need for and passage of ADA as well.

Learn about the sit-ins in federal buildings by people with disabilities & the disability community to push the issuance of long-delayed regulations on Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Capitol Crawl up the U.S. Capitol steps where many left their crutches and wheelchairs to show the lack of access to the U.S. Capitol and the immediate need for the ADA. Remember and review the demonstrations at Gallaudet University to appoint the first University President who is a person who is deaf.

Remember how hard we have worked for equal access to technology in the workplace and how technology has improved access to reasonable accommodations – and the Assistive Technology Act. In this time of COVID-19, it is technology that has kept us connected and increased access as many with underlying conditions have sheltered in place.

October this year is both a time to learn from new pressures and opportunities, to care for ourselves & others, and learn of our anniversaries. As we move forward, Assistive Technology of Ohio will continue to bring you news & interviews via technology, transcripts, and articles as we continue to learn current ideas, issues, and happenings.

My hope is Ohio’s Disability History and Awareness Month gives future generations the opportunity to learn from our past too

 

-- Mark Seifarth, AT Ohio consultant