Home Accessibility: From Low to High Tech Solutions
Wednesday, November 8, 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm
Did you know that a person with a disability can now control most electronics in their home via smart technology and alternative access? What about low tech solutions, they also have their place in facilitating independence. How can we help educate others on this technology to improve their performance?
Both low and high tech solutions, when correctly implemented, can improve the independence and quality of life of a user with mixed capabilities. The use of smart technology into our everyday lives has proven to have significant benefits for individuals with disabilities. This webinar will focus on the use of technology to control electronic devices in a user’s environment. This will include lights control, TV, locks, HVAC, to name a few. Resources on current devices available will be provided throughout the talk.
By the end of this webinar, learners will be able to:
- Discuss the modes of transmission for home controls
- Identify at least three ways to access an environmental control unit
- Explore mainstream technology to control electronics in all environments
- Explain how the wheelchair controls can interface with smart technology for home controls
- Occupational, physical, recreational therapists
- Occupational therapy students
- Speech-Language pathologists
- Individuals with mixed abilities, family members, caregivers
Contact Hours: This course will provide 1.0 hours of contact hours, .10 CEUs will be awarded at the completion of a quiz that will be delivered electronically. A passing score of 70% is considered passing. Once a passing score has been obtained a certificate of attendance will be emailed to the learner. Full attendance is required for completion and CEU obtainment in addition to passing the quiz (signed in at the beginning of the webinar).
Materials: This webinar will be a lecture/webinar format. Feel free to have a smart phone or tablet with you during the webinar to follow along.
Special needs and requests – Please contact the in-service organizer at least ten days prior to the course with your ADA needs if you require assistance accessing the online material or you have needs to maximize your learning.
Cancellation Policy: DIYAbility reserves the right to cancel any training due to insufficient registration or extenuating circumstances. If the course is canceled by the organizer, a full refund will be provided to all registrants. Learners must make the organizer aware of a need for a cancellation within ten days of the webinar for a full refund. If a cancellation occurs afterward, the learner will receive a 50% refund.
We believe that people with and without disabilities can be empowered when using the correct technology. More importantly, we want everyone to know they have the right to participate in the design & making of technology – having the opportunity to make your own ‘stuff’ can lead to increased quality of life, maintaining independence, perhaps a new career and staying curious about the world. Making also happens to be really fun!
The goal of DIYAbility is to create a community for people who believe that technology is world opening. The tools and software available today can let anyone implement and make their own devices and make almost anything else. DIYAbility is not just about assistive technology and all that orthopedic looking stuff – it is about acting on an idea whether it is for personal fun or assistance.
Read more about us here, http://www.diyability.org.