The following free webinar is being offered by CTD – the Center on Technology and Disability…
Feature Matching of Apps for Students with Disabilities
Event Date and Time
Wednesday, October 25th, 2017
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT
Thousands of apps are being recommended for students with disabilities. But how do you determine which app is best? This webinar will discuss and demonstrate various tools, resources, and strategies to select the most appropriate app based upon desired outcomes, the environment, and the student’s abilities. Participants will learn how to perform an app analysis that analyzes apps based measurable student goals and the physical, sensory, cognitive, environmental, and social abilities required to affectively use the app for the intended goal. It is important to always select the most efficient app to achieve a desired outcome. Terms such “user-friendly, ease-of-use, robust, multimodal inputs and outputs , flexibility ” means very little when trying to select the most appropriate app/device to meet the students needs. Understanding the key needs, goals and objectives for the student and the key features of an app/device, enables us to match the student with the most appropriate device or app to achieve a desired goal.
Dr. Therese Willkomm is currently the Director of the New Hampshire Statewide Assistive Technology Program (ATinNH) with the Institute on Disability and a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy. In addition, Dr. Willkomm is the coordinator of the Graduate Certificate in Assistive Technology Program and the coordinator of the Disability Studies Minor. She has been engaged in providing/managing assistive technology services for over 28 years in the areas of home, school, and worksite modifications for persons with disabilities. She is known nationally and internationally as “The MacGyver of Assistive Technology” and for her work in rural rehabilitation technology.