Events

Upcoming Events


Using an iPad as an Assistive Technology Device

  • Wed. Mar. 15 12:00 - 1:30PM
  • This is a webinar to explore the use of an iPad and its capabilites to meet the needs of individuals with physical disabilities


    Past Events


    Assistive Technology:  An Introduction and Exploration

    Join us for a webinar on August 3, 2016, from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm, for a webinar to learn about what assistive technology is and how it can benefit an individual with a disability.  We will focus on computer access, alternative and augmentative communication, and home automation.

    By the end of this webinar, learners will be able to:

     

    • Discuss various disabilities and how the resulting impairments can benefit from assistive technology
    • Identify at least three alternative hardware/software options to meet computer access needs
    • Identify at least three way to augment communication for an individual
    • Discuss options to control the environment through alternative means

    All Occupational Therapists that participate will receive continuing education credits through AOTA.

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    Using an iPad with a Switch:  Touch Screen Optional

    Join us on Wednesday, May 18th, 4:00-5:00, for is a webinar on the use of an iPad and indirect selection, to meet needs of individuals with physical disabilities.  We will focus on the scanning features in the iOS 9 operating system.  This will includes all options for single switch, multiple switch, or joystick use for iPad control.

    By the end of this webinar, learners will be able to:

    • Discuss various disabilities and how the resulting impairments can affect tablet use
    • Discuss scanning or indirect selection options that are part of the OS in the iPad
    • Program a "recipe" for increased ease with scanning
    • Identify three ways to make modifications to the scanning in the OS

    All Occupational Therapists that participate will receive CEUs through AOTA for their participation.

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    Assistive Technology:  An Introduction and Exploration

    This is a webinar to learn about what assistive technology is and how it can benefit an individual with a disability.  We will focus on computer access, alternative and augmentative communication, and home automation.

    Hosted on 12/9/2015


    Toy Hacking for the Holidays

    A workshop on toy hacking for children with disabilities. Make the Holidays more accessible, learn to solder & modify simple electronics at the same time.

    Hosted on 12/10/2016


    Toy Hacking For the Holidays

    A workshop on toy hacking for children with disabilities. Make the Holidays more accessible, learn to solder & modify simple electronics at the same time.

    Hosted on 12/18/2016


    DIYAbility Open House - National Day of Making

    Join us to celebrate accessible Making and assistive technology on National Day of Making. DIYAbility and the  Adaptive Design Association will be showcasing accessible tools and practices as well as DIY kits to Make your world.

    Hosted on 6/18/2014


    Hacking for the Holidays: Toy Adapting Workshop

    A workshop on toy hacking for children with disabilities. Make the Holidays more accessible, learn to solder & modify simple electronics at the same time.

    Hosted on 12/14/2013


    Hacking for the Holidays: Toy Adapting Workshop

    A workshop on toy hacking for children with disabilities. Make the Holidays more accessible, learn to solder & modify simple electronics at the same time.

    Hosted on 12/8/2013


    Hacking for the Holidays: Toy Adapting Workshop

    A workshop on toy hacking for children with disabilities.

    Make the Holidays more accessible, learn to solder & modify simple electronics at the same time.

    Hosted on 12/8/2013


    ‘Hands On’ Assistive Technology Workshop: From Microsoft to the Makey Makey

    We will discuss the challenges that varying disabilities can create for users when attempting to access a computer.  This will include a discussion of varying levels of impairments and ways to address the needs through control panel changes, adaptive hardware and software, and novel DIY solutions.

    Hosted on 7/15/2013


    Digital Fabrication: Dream it. Design it. Make it.

    Learn the tools and software to make your designs real...so real you can touch and hold them. We'll talk about 3D printers and CNC machines.

    Hosted on 8/4/2013, 8/24/2013


    Simple Electronics: making things blink, beep and sense

    Simple Electronics will introduce the Arduino microcontroller, an inexpensive tiny microcontroller computer.

    Hosted on 7/7/2013, 7/27/2013


    Computer Programming & Electronic Bananas

    In this workshop we will cover basic computer programming concepts using MIT’s Scratch and make custom physical interfaces with the MakeyMakey (going beyond the keyboard and mouse).

    Hosted on 6/15/2013, 6/29/2013


    Toy Hacking for Accessibility

    Toy Hacking for Accessibility - come learn how to make toys and battery operated devices switch accessible. And learn to solder at the same time.

    Hosted on 5/8/2013


    Hacking for the Holidays at Adaptive Design Dec. 15th

    A workshop on toy hacking for children with disabilities.

    Make the Holidays more accessible, learn to solder & modify simple electronics at the same time.

    Hosted on 12/15/2012


    Hacking for the Holidays - Dec. 2nd

    A workshop on toy hacking for children with disabilities.

    Make the Holidays more accessible, learn to solder & modify simple electronics at the same time.

    Hosted on 12/2/2012


    Hacking for the Holidays - Dec. 8th

    A workshop on toy hacking for children with disabilities.

    Make the Holidays more accessible, learn to solder & modify simple electronics at the same time.

    Hosted on 12/8/2012


    DIYAbility - Making your world for Teens

    DIYAbility is a new program focused on getting teens, young adults and people with disabilites involved with technology and making - not just for assistance but for self-expression, igniting curiousity and discovering the fun of DIY (Do It Yourself).

    During the DIYAbility Teens microcamp we will have 3 sessions each building and exploring current open source tools and programs to Make Your World.

    Hosted on 7/14/2012, 7/28/2012, 8/4/2012


    Assistive Technology Workshop

    We will explore basic assistive technology and its role in computer access. The workshop will explore various disabilities and how they can affect a user's access to a computer. Participants will explore possible solutions to facilitate independence for individuals. These solutions will include simple changes that can be made to the operating system of a computer, alternative access methods, and a DIY mouse hack. Every participant will leave with a switch enabled-hacked mouse and be provided with resources for obtainment of some of the technologies discussed.

    Hosted on 7/10/2012, 7/17/2012, 7/24/2012