Maine CITE is offering two webinars in July…
‘Wearables’ as Assistive Technology
Date: July 9, 2019
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 PM ET
Executive functioning describes the skills that let people plan, organize and complete tasks. Executive challenges can make it more difficult for learners to accomplish their goals, but technology can help. In this session, participants will learn about a number of smartwatches and other ‘wearables’ in order to select the device(s) that best meet their executive functioning and other access needs. Following an overview of the built-in accessibility features of these devices, participants will learn about a number of apps that can assist in improving executive functioning capabilities, including apps for managing time and information, staying on task, and more.
Presenter: Luis Perez, Ph.D.
Low Vision Technology in the Home – What Can Be Done to Increase Independence
Date: July 24, 2019
Time 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET
Assistive Technology (AT) can help a person with a vision loss live an independent, safe and meaningful life at home and in the community. Interventions include evaluating the environment for modifications to make the most of remaining vision; teaching how to use remaining vision as efficiently as possible; reducing clutter and organizing the environment; improving lighting needed for daily tasks; training to use AT in completing daily activities. Technology plays a key role in vision rehabilitation- ranging from simple to high tech devices. Assessment of appropriate technology and training consumers to use it effectively are part of the role of an OT providing low vision services. Examples of AT will be presented, including non-optical aids, magnification, video magnification, text to speech, and wearable technology.
Presenter: Sherry Boothby, OTR/L, CLVT, M.S
And the following free webinars are also available. Thank you to the Accessible Technology Coalition for their monthly update!
(Dis)abling Comics, “Cripping” the Comic Con, and Accessible Technologies from Southeast ADA Center, Great Lakes ADA Center, and Pacific ADA Center
Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 2:00 pm Eastern (90 min.)
Assistive Technology to Support Employment: Tools That Bring Accessibility to the Workplace from PACER
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 3pm Eastern (60 min.)
How to Create and Test Accessible PDFs from the Access Board
Tuesday, July 30 from 1:00pm Eastern (90 min.)