Maine CITE webinars in June 2019
Assistive Technology (AT) for Medication Management
Date: June 6, 2019
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Often a critical skill needed for living independently and maintaining health is the ability to effectively manage medications. This webinar explores available Assistive Technology (AT) devices designed to improve safety and independence for persons with disabilities and seniors to manage their meds. The presenter will outline common challenges with medication management and review numerous available and affordable AT solutions for persons of all ages, needs and abilities.
Presenter: Christine Martin, MS, OTR/L, CBIS
‘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 impairment 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
OTHEr Webinars in June 2019
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Global Symbols: Design and use of symbols that reflect local language and culture from USSAAC on June 4, 2019 at 6:00 pm Eastern
5 Guidelines for Accessibility Heroes from NC-AEM
June 4, 2019 at 3:00 pm Eastern
Twice Exceptionality in the Digital Age: Strategies For helping Students Tap Into Strengths Using Innovative Technology from AbleNet
June 5, 2019, at 3:00 pm Eastern
Aided Language: from Research to Practice (AAC) from AbleNet
June 11, 2019 at 2:00 pm Eastern
Using the VPAT in Purchasing Decisions from NC-AEM
June 11, 2019 at 2:00 pm Eastern
Using Technology to Support Executive Function and Focus on the Job from PACER
June 19, 2019 at 3:00 pm Eastern