Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Back to the AT Basics: A Review

While contemplating what articles or resources to feature this week, I felt it was important to take a step back to review the basics of what is assistive technology, the types/categories of technologies available, as well as some of the important steps to follow during the selection process. Whether you're new to the field of assistive technology or more seasoned, join me this week as we take a peek into each of these areas. Please feel free to comment below if you have any other information you feel should be included or would like to see more of. 

Looking for information to get started learning about assistive technology, visit some previous Where It's AT blog posts:

Monday, September 25, 2017

Motivational Monday

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Assistive Technology (AT) to Support Students with Special Needs

Heard of Assistive Technology (AT), but are unsure of what it's all about? New to the field and looking for more information? Or are you just learning to expand your knowledge? 

The following article written by Andrea Parrish for the Kennedy Krieger Institute highlights the most essential basics when delving into the world or assistive technology. Topics covered in the article include, but are not limited to...
  • What is AT? 
  • Legal Basis for AT
  • How AT Has Evolved
  • Benefits of AT for Students with Disabilities
  • AT Decision-Making: How to Choose the Right Tool
To read the full article click here....

Looking for more information about assistive technology, visit some of my previous posts: 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Motivational Monday

Friday, September 15, 2017

QIAT-PS Introduction to the Student Self-Evaluation Matrix Webinar

Introduction to the Student 

Self-Evaluation Matrix Webinar

QIAT-PS is having a webinar introducing the new Student Self-Evaluation Matrix tool on September 19, 2017 at 4 - 5pm CST.

Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology in Post-Secondary education is sponsored by Great Lakes ADA Center and is a collaborative effort of hundreds of professionals from a wide variety of higher education, K-12 schools and students.

The Student Self-Evaluation Matrix allows students to rate themselves on their AT skills. The tool is useful to both students struggling to manage AT and assists students in enhancing self-awareness and problem solving with AT for better transition outcomes.

The session will discuss the foundations of the QIAT-PS project, the research behind the Student Self-Evaluation Matrix, and using the tool in K-12 and Postsecondary environments.

About The Speakers:

Janet Peters is a project coordinator for the Great Lakes ADA Center and manages the QIAT-PS Project.
Gayl Bowser is an independent AT consultant and long term collaborator on the QIAT-PS Project.
Rachel Kruzel is the Assistive Technology and Accommodations Specialist at Augsburg University.

The session link is available on QIAT-PS site. There is no registration required, but if you require captioning please request it by September 12, 2017.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Winnie Reitnouer Excellence in Teaching Award Nomination

Winnie Reitnouer Excellence in Teaching Award

Nominate an educator who has been instrumental in helping students with print disabilities. Educators will win a paid
trip to Learning Ally’s Student Success and Achievement Summit, a cash award for them and a cash award for their school, plus other exciting prizes.

Parents, students, colleagues, and administrators are eligible to nominate educators. Educators should be teachers, administrators or leaders in Learning Ally member schools.

Source: Learning Ally