Training

Training is an integral part of the Maine CITE Coordinating Center’s mission. Training activities range from face-to-face conference and smaller group presentations to on-line training webinars.

October 29, 2018, 3:00 PM ET

How to Check A Website for Accessibility

Website - construction sceneAnyone who owns, or administers a successful website knows they need to be vigilant in keeping their content up-to-date and meaningful. But it is equally important to ensure your website is accessible to all users, including people with disabilities who use assistive technology (AT). In this presentation we discuss and demonstrate methods and tools for conducting a quick accessibility review of a website’s structure, as well as the digital content. Strategies for to prevent problem from occurring, and how fix minor problems when they do occur, will be shared. Use this link for more information and to register for this webinar…

 

December 11, 2018,  3:30 – 4:30 pm ET.

AT, AEM and Universal Design for Learning

Mind map of Universal Design for Learning conceptsAssistive Technology (AT), Accessible Educational Materials (AEM) and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) are more than just buzzwords. Alone, each are powerful supports that can benefit learners with disabilities in K-12 and Higher Education. However, when integrated in a holistic approach to learning in these environments, they are a powerful combination that promotes independence, equity, and access in ways that make sense for the learner. In this dynamic session, participants will learn about the ways that Assistive Technology, AEM, and UDL can and should be leveraged to meet the needs of all learners. Use this link for more information about webinar: AT, AEM and Universal Design for Learning

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Webinar Archives

The following training materials have been produced by Maine CITE Coordinating Center and are archived here. NOTE: Certificates of Attendance are not available for archived events.


Assistive Technology Training: Basic Strategies to Maximize Success

Small CCTV used by person with low vision

Recorded: June 21, 2018 – This webinar focuses on basic principles and recommendations for training to maximize client success with the use of AT devices. The principles and recommendations explored can be applied across a variety of client devices, populations and environments.

Use this link to access the archive webinar “Assistive Technology Training: Basic Strategies to Maximize Success”


Assistive Technology for People with Brain Injury

Senior with assistantRecorded: February 8, 2018 – This webinar focuses on the exploration of available Assistive Technology (AT) devices designed to improve safety and independence for those living with brain injury.  The presenter explores common challenges following brain injury, as well as available low-tech and high-tech options for clients of all abilities and needs across a variety of settings and environments.

Use this link to access the webinar – AT for People with Brain Injury…


Assistive Technology for Dementia

Helping Hands - public domainRecorded: December 6, 2017 – Dementia is a broad category of brain diseases that cause a long-term and often gradual decrease in the ability to think and remember that is great enough to affect a person’s daily functioning. In Maine alone, the number of individuals living with Alzheimer’s will increase from 37,000 individuals today to over 53,000 individuals by 2020.

In this webinar, participants learn how assistive technologies (AT) can be effectively utilized in each of the stages of dementia. In addition, AT resources related to dementia will be discussed. Use this link to access to access the webinar – “Assistive Technology for Dementia”…


iOS Apps & Accessibility Features for Blind and / or Low Vision Users

iPadRecorded: November 1, 2017 – Many of the accessibility features and apps can replace expensive software, and often time’s people don’t even realize that they exist! In particular, students are most impressed to learn that they can do more than text and social media on their phone, and that those activities can be made easier and more accessible as well. While there are certainly accessibility features for Android and the Chromebook (which will be discussed briefly), this webinar will focus on the significant support available in iOS for iPad/ iPhone users who are blind or have low vision. Join us, bring your iPad/iPhone to follow along! Use this link to access the webinar “iOS Apps & Accessibility Features for Blind and / or Low Vision Users”…


Specialized Communication for Case Managers

Getting Hearing and Communication Services for Clients

computer keyboardRecorded: October 26, 2017 – In this webinar, case managers and others learn about the various communication services available to clients with intellectual disability (ID), how they are funded and the process for obtaining them. Topics covered include hearing aids and hearing assistive technology, communication therapy and communication assistive technology and recreational opportunities to increase communication that would require funding.  Use this link to access the webinar “Part 2: Getting Hearing and Communication Services for Clients”…

Part 1: Speaking with People with Intellectual Disability

computer keyboardRecorded: October 17, 2017 – In this webinar, case managers and others learn about the kinds of communication barriers typically encountered when working with people with intellectual disability (ID). Most of the time will be spent on strategies to make communication happen more easily with some discussion of ways to work cooperatively with residential and group home staff to maximize the client’s communication success. Use this link to access the webinar –  Part 1: Speaking with People with Intellectual Disability…


AT and Apps to Support Students in Higher Ed, iOS & Google!

Google Chrome IconRecorded August 9, 2017 – Many schools are now implementing Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) or 1-to-1 programs that provide more choice for educators and learners. Some are “Going Google” with Chromebooks and Google Apps, others are using Apple devices (iPads and Macs), Android tablets and laptops. Join us for this webinar focusing on ensuring access and success for all learners in higher education using AT. Use this link to access the webinar: “AT and Apps to Support Students in Higher Ed, iOS & Google!”


Augmentative and Alternative Communication and Aging

Augmentative Communication deviceRecorded: June 5, 2017 – This webinar will focus on discussions of commercially available and specialized communication technology, as well as non-technology Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) tools, that can support an aging population. Use this link to access the “Augmentative and Alternative Communication and Aging webinar…


Universal Design on the Farm: Planning for Safety, Efficiency and Independence

computer keyboardRecorded: April 27, 2017 – Universal design is a method of designing tools, buildings and environments to be usable by all people to the greatest extent possible. Universal design is based on the premises that:

  • Disability is not a special condition of a few;
  • It is ordinary and effects most of us for some part of our lives;
  • If a design works well for people with disabilities, it works better for everyone.

Getting around independently is a universal need. If places and tools are designed well, they work for everyone. Find out why universal design is good design. Here is the link to Universal Design: Design for ease of use in the home, shop and barn…


Everyday Assistive Technology for People with Serious Mental Illness

computer keyboardRecorded: April 19, 2017 – People with serious mental illness often experience difficulties comprehending, processing new information and acting appropriately. Common issue include difficulty with attention, concentration, memory, and the ability to plan activities.

In this webinar, we Identify common psychosocial motor, cognitive, contextual, and environmental barriers which may interfere with the use of Assistive Technology (AT) and everyday technology (EDT) among individuals with SMI. Here is the link to EveryDay Assistive Technology for people with Serious Mental Illness…


Assistive Technology Resources for Case Managers in Maine – Refresh

computer keyboardRecorded: February 28, 2017 – Join the presenters for an update and overview of Assistive Technology (AT) services and resources in Maine. Learn how AT can be effective in keeping people with disabilities safe and independent in their communities and about the Maine Medicaid AT funding opportunities. Case managers and other providers will learn how to best support clients in identifying the need for AT and how to initiate the referral process. Here is the link to the “Assistive Technology Resources for Case Managers in Maine – Refresh…


Assistive Technology for Medication Management

Recorded: January 31, 2017 – medication bottleOne of the essential ingredients needed for independent living is the ability to effectively manage medications. This webinar explores available Assistive Technology (AT) devices designed to improve safety and independence. The presenter discusses common challenges with medication management, as well as available low-tech and high-tech AT solutions for clients of all ages, needs and abilities. Here is the link to “Assistive Technology for Medication Management…


AT to Support Successful Employment in the Workplace

Person at desk using keyboardThis was a special event for Vocational Rehabilitation counselors in Maine

Recorded January 19, 2017 – In this webinar you learn about various assistive technologies (AT) to help individuals with disabilities in the workplace environment and gain awareness of the innovative AT that exists to support individuals with disabilities to consider employment in a field or position that they may not otherwise feel qualified or capable of fulfilling, as well as technologies to support their current position and access to workplace tasks or requirements. Support for various disabilities will be presented including Cognitive (Dyslexia, LD, PTSD, TBI, Executive Function), Blind, Low Vision, and Deaf / Hard of Hearing. Here is the link to “AT to Support Successful Employment in the Workplace”…


AT and Supporting Successful Transition

Students in classroomThis was a special event for Vocational Rehabilitation counselors in Maine

Recorded: 11/09/2016 – Transition from high school to college is a significant and critical time in a student’s life and educational career. This informative session will inform participants of process, strategies, technology and resources to help ensure that the transition is a successful one! Here is the link to “AT and Supporting Successful Transition”.


Maine CITE Webinar Presenter Guide

We ask all who are preparing to provide a webinar training program to please review the Maine CITE Webinar Presenters’ Guide.

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