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

Program Description

computer keyboardRecorded 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.

  • How do you support diverse learners on all devices, using free and low cost (high quality) apps, built-in tools & AT solutions?
  • How do you support the use of these technologies as they transition to post-secondary education?

This webinar focuses on ensuring access and success for all learners in higher education using Assistive Technology (AT).  Participants learn about a number of built-in accessibility features, as well as a number of free and low cost apps, extensions, add-ons and web resources to support students in accessing textbooks and learning materials (Handouts/Worksheets/ presentations/ labs/data collection), interactive and multi-sensory assignments and activities, research and study skills and completing assignments using technology. AT and app solutions to support all students, including those with learning disabilities (including Dyslexia), physical disabilities, low vision or blindness, difficulties with executive functioning, literacy and math are discussed.

Presenter

Diana Petschauer, M.Ed, ATP,Diana Petschauer, M.Ed., ATP is a RESNA certified Assistive Technology Professional, AT Consultant & founder of AT for Education, ATforED.com, and Access4Employment.com  Diana has over 20 years of experience in Special Education & Assistive Technology, PreK-12, post-secondary & adult services. She presents and trains nationally & internationally. Diana is a faculty trainer for the Center on Technology and Disability  as well as ATinNH at the UNH Institute on Disability. Previous to her business, Diana was the AT Specialist at UNH, supporting students transitioning to higher education with assistive technology and accommodations, as well as AT services on campus. Diana started her career in public school Special Education services. Diana manages her multi-disciplinary team of consultants who travel daily throughout New England to provide AT & AAC evaluations, training (for students, staff and family), professional development workshops & webinars, consultation & accessibility services for students and adults to access education, the workplace & community.

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