ATIA Webinars

CEC is proud to announce our partnership with the Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA), developed to bring CEC Members access to all of ATIA’s live and archived webinars!

Below, you’ll find the webinars we think you’ll really love. Click the arrow next to the webinar title to see the description and learning objectives, and the link to purchase them.

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2014 Special Education and Technology Trends in K-12 Settings
This webinar will explore the 2014 current issues and trends surrounding assistive technology devices and services for public schools and districts. Assistive technology tools, devices and services have been interwoven into the fabric of least restrictive environment (LRE) to afford access to the general curriculum and instructional materials for our special needs students for many years (since IDEA 2004). With the onset digital tools and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) or Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) trends in addition to mobile technologies being used by all school personnel, district operational guidelines are blurring the line of assistive and instructional technology. This webinar will discuss the educational trends of including BYOD, BYOT, apps, e-readers, online professional development, gaming, social networking, and more.

After this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Participants will be able to identify at least 3 national current trends in assistive technology.
  • Participants will be able to describe and locate resources to further their information on specific assistive technology trends.
  • Participants will be able to identify federal policies to tie in assistive technology implementation for their districts.

Presented by Kirk Behnke, Region 4 ESC. Original air date September 9, 2015. 90 minutes. ATIA Product Code #AT14-WEB21-AR. CEC Product #WEBAT1421A.
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Accessibility and a New Generation of High-Stakes Tests: Fall 2014 Update
The purpose of this webinar is to provide an update on the work of the four consortia to develop a new generation of high stakes tests that are scheduled to begin being administered in the 2014-15 school year. Particular attention will focus on practical logistical issues that accessibility specialists in schools will need to address as the new assessments are implemented.
After this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Identify the relevant consortia that your state belongs to and access relevant policy and implementation documents.
  • Facilitate local conversations concerning roles and responsibilities for assistive technology interventions during the computer-based assessments.
  • Update IEPs concerning accessibility interventions that will be necessary for each child to access and participate in the new assessments.

Presented by Dave Edyburn, University of Wisconsin-MIlwaukee. Original air date September 17, 2014. 60 minutes. ATIA Product Code #AT14-WEB22-AR. CEC Product #WEBAT1422A.
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Accessibility and a New Generation of High-Stakes Tests: Spring 2014 Update
The purpose of this webinar is to provide an update on the work of the four consortia to develop a new generation of high stakes tests that are scheduled to begin being administered in the 2014-15 school year. Particular attention will focus on findings from the fall 2013 and spring 2014 field tests and new policies that will govern the new assessments.
After this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Identify the relevant consortia that their state belongs to and demonstrate how to access relevant policy documents.
  • Describe the emerging results of field tests and opportunities to provide input concerning new policies that are being developed regarding the types of assistive technologies and accommodations that will be permitted.
  • Update IEPs concerning accessibility interventions that will be necessary for each child to access and participate in the new assessments.

Presented by Dave Edyburn, University of Wisconsin-MIlwaukee and Magda Chia, Ph.D., Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium. Original air date May 14, 2014. 60 minutes. ATIA Product Code #AT14-WEB13-AR. CEC Product #WEBAT1413A.
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Amazing New iPAD Accessories and Adaptations to Support Individuals with Disabilities
The iPad was released over three years ago and has had a profound influence on the lives of persons with disabilities. This webinar will discuss and demonstrate over 50 new iPAD accessories and adaptations for individuals who experience vision, hearing, communication and physical disabilities. Explore new switch interfaces options; wireless accessories versus Bluetooth accessories; creative adaptations for wearing and transporting the iPAD for individuals who experience physical disabilities. Learn about how to use the iPAD as a remote control solution for toys, lighting, and appliances. See what is new in accessories for remote monitoring of individuals as well as improving health and well being.
After this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Describe 10 different accessories for individuals who experience vision or hearing impairments.
  • Describe at least 20 different accessories for individuals who experience physical impairments.
  • Describe at least 20 different adaptations that they can make for the iPAD.

Presented by Therese Willkomm, University of New Hampshire. Original air date November 7, 2013. 90 minutes. ATIA Product Code #AT13-WEB27-AR. CEC Product #WEBAT1327A.
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Assistive Technology for Social Integration
As AT professionals, our main goal consists of providing tools, strategies and access to the user’s needs. Transitions from K-12 into a community living, higher educational or vocational setting can sometimes be rather challenging. Through this webinar, come learn through case studies and national best practices how technology can address Job Accommodations, organization, time management and behavior supports to address social integration and success for individuals with disabilities.
After this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Understand the current disability employment statistics and job analysis tools to support job accommodations.
  • Identify features in the accommodation hierarchy through case studies, to support technology integration into various transitional settings.
  • Identify strategies and tools used to support persons with disabilities to support their self-determination in organization, time management and behavior issues.

Presented by Mike Marotta, Advancing Opportunities and Kirk Behnke, Texas Region 4 ESC. Original air date April 9, 2014. 90 minutes. ATIA Product Code #AT14-WEB10-AR. CEC Product #WEBAT1410A.
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AT & UDL: Nuts and Bolts for Students with Dyslexia
This webinar will focus on the basics of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and how assistive technology (AT) helps teachers create inclusive classrooms that allow all of their students, including those with dyslexia, to reach academic success. The discussion will address the three principles of UDL and how assistive technology follows those principles. Next, there will be a discussion about the main categories of AT that dyslexic students can use to reach their potentials, including text-to-speech, dictation, word prediction, study skills, and graphic organizers. Finally, the webinar will turn to common myths about dyslexia and assistive technology and why AT should be viewed as a legitimate learning tool.
After this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Describe the scope and appropriate use of the Communication Matrix.
  • Complete a communication matrix using the online assessment tool.
  • Identify reasons why and when they might use the supplemental materials available through the Communication Matrix site after completing a Matrix for an individual with complex communication needs.

Presented by Jamie Martin. Original air date March 23, 2016. 60 minutes. ATIA Product Code #AT16-WEB05-AR. CEC Product #WEBAT1605A.
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AT Bootcamp Part 1: Foundational Concepts in Assistive Technology
AT Bootcamp is a fundamental overview which addresses various areas of assistive technology applications and processes that surround good implementation practices in a variety of environments. The AT Bootcamp is available in three sessions which will concentrate on three distinct areas of assistive technology application and processes:
Part 1: Foundational Concepts in Assistive Technology
Topics discussed include – federal definitions, consideration, the Fundamental Assessment Process, SETT Framework, AT implementation, Quality Indicators in Assistive Technology (QIAT), Universal Design (UD) and Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
The presenters will address current topics, applications, present best practices and provide resources/information within each webinar to help support a scaffold of learning for the participant.
After this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Describe an overview of areas of assistive technology applications and processes that surround good implementation practices.
  • List an array of assistive technology tools that could meet the needs of persons with disabilities dependent upon topic addressed.
  • Build your own personal learning networks through information resources shared.

Presented by Kirk Behnke, Texas Assistive Technology Network (TATN) and Mike Marotta, Advancing Opportunities. Original air date July 9, 2013. 90 minutes. ATIA Product Code #AT13-WEB17-AR. CEC Product #WEBAT1317A.
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AT Bootcamp Part 2: Applications of AAC, Access, Positioning & Mobile Technologies
AT Bootcamp is a fundamental overview which addresses various areas of assistive technology applications and processes that surround good implementation practices in a variety of environments. The AT Bootcamp is available in three sessions which will concentrate on three distinct areas of assistive technology application and processes. In part 2, topics to be discussed will include applications of Augmentative & Alternative Communication, Access, and Positioning & Mobile Technologies.
After this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Describe an overview of areas of assistive technology applications and processes that surround good implementation practices.
  • List an array of assistive technology tools that could meet the needs of persons with disabilities dependent upon topic addressed.
  • Build your own personal learning networks through information resources shared.

Presented by Kirk Behnke, Texas Assistive Technology Network (TATN)/Region 4 ESC and Mike Marotta, Advancing Opportunities. Original air date 8/1/2013. 90 minutes. ATIA Product Code #AT13-WEB19-AR. CEC Product #WEBAT1319A.
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AT Professional Development: It's Not Just Workshops Any More!
Time for face to face training in schools setting is rapidly dwindling. But there are many alternative opportunities for online professional development. They include webinars; online instructional modules, web sites offering both AT device and AT service tips and tutorials, and a host of videos about AT and the people who use it from video hosting sites. In this webinar we will review a variety of online PD resources and share a list of others about AT devices and services. Finally, we will discuss ways that online PD can be included in your comprehensive AT professional development plan.
After this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Create a plan for use of alternatives to face-to-face professional development workshops in their practice.
  • Describe at least three new tools that you can use to develop online professional development opportunities.
  • Identify at least four topics for which the use of online professional development is appropriate in your setting.

Presented by M. Gayl Bowser, Assistive Technology Collaborations. Original air date April 2, 2014. 90 minutes. ATIA Product Code #AT14-WEB09-AR. CEC Product #WEBAT1409A.
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Chrome as Assistive Technology
Did you know that 22% of US schools now use Chromebooks for students to complete tasks? How does this impact struggling students? In this webinar, we will explore an array of Google Chrome apps and extensions that could be beneficial to ALL students. By leveraging the power of this common browser, we can make significant customization to meet the needs of struggling students. Areas covered will include: reading, writing, brainstorming, and organization.
After this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Understand the difference between a Google App and Extension and how to install these into your browser for access.
  • Identify built-in features of Chrome which allow for student customization needs.
  • Utilize resources to meet student needs using the Chrome browser in the areas of: reading, writing, brainstorming and organization.

Presented by Mike Marotta, Advancing Opportunities and Kirk Behnke, Texas Assistive Technology Network (TATN). Original air date January 9, 2013. 90 minutes. ATIA Product Code #AT14-WEB01-AR. CEC Product #WEBAT1401A.
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Communication Matrix: An Introduction to the Communication Matrix (Part 1 of 3)
In part one of this three-part webinar series, we’ll introduce the Communication Matrix, an online tool to assess the communication skills of students with complex communication needs. Developed by Charity Rowland and Oregon Health Sciences University, the free, online matrix yields a detailed description of the expressive communication skills of any individual functioning at or below the two-year level. In addition to the Matrix itself, we will examine supplemental materials and options that can be accessed from the website at www.communicationmatrix.org .
After this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Describe the scope and appropriate use of the Communication Matrix.
  • Complete a communication matrix using the online assessment tool.
  • Identify reasons why and when they might use the supplemental materials available through the Communication Matrix site after completing a Matrix for an individual with complex communication needs.

Presented by Gayl Bowser, Assistive Technology Collaborations. Original air date March 2, 2016. 90 minutes. ATIA Product Code #AT16-WEB04-AR. CEC Product #WEBAT1604A.
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Considering Assistive Technology in Emergency Preparedness: Your Role as a Professional
Each year, thousands of people are affected by emergencies and disasters and studies indicate people with disabilities are disproportionately affected. Recent natural disasters, such as Hurricanes Irene and Sandy (2011 and 2012) demonstrate the importance of personal preparedness and an opportunity for AT professionals and other rehabilitation specialists to initiate a conversation with consumers about self-preparedness. This webinar will discuss the role of professionals in preparing consumers for an emergency and/or disaster. Discussion will center on personal preparedness, identifying new skills and the specific needs of AT users.
After this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Identify three opportunities where you can discuss emergency preparedness with users of AT.
  • Identify three apps that can assist with emergency preparedness strategies for users of AT.
  • Llist five items an AT user should keep in their emergency preparedness kit unique to the consumer’s personal need.

Presented by Jamie Prioli, Pennsylvania’s Initiative on Assistive Technology, a program of the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University. Original air date September 9, 2015. 90 minutes. ATIA Product Code #AT15-WEB18-AR. CEC Product #WEBAT1518A.
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Data, Data, Data: How to Use the iPad to Differentiate and Collect Meaningful Data
Technology motivates students, engages them and allows them to learn in a way they have become accustomed. Education has become very data driven, so what if we can merge teaching students language skills, in a fun, engaging way while collecting data on individual students.. This webinar will focus on apps that allow you to work with a group of students setting individual goals, collect data and see how each student is developing. You will also see how the apps move from introductory skills to higher level and even mastery. Learn how to individualize an app to get the most out of it for each student and to be able to have concrete information as to how the student is doing at that moment in time.
After this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Identify three different iPad apps that allow for differentiated instruction and data collection.
  • Demonstrate how to set up 2 different iPad apps for group instruction.
  • Demonstrate how to use various individual settings to maximize the impact of the app on instruction

Presented by Donna Schneider, iteachitech. Original air date November 18, 2015. 90 minutes. ATIA Product Code #AT15-WEB23-AR. CEC Product #WEBAT1523A.
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Digital Literacy - AT Tools & Apps in the Classroom
Assistive and educational technologies are changing the way students learn in the 21st century classroom. It is important to understand not only where we are, but where we came from and where we are going. This webinar will discuss the concept of Digital Literacy. It will also discuss assistive technology tools and apps that can be utilized in the classroom and how to develop an Assistive Technology Implementation Plan.
After this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Identify assistive technology tools/apps that can be utilized in the classroom.
  • Describe the concept of Digital Literacy.
  • Develop an Assistive Technology Implementation Plan.
  • Identify app/software resources.

Presented by Kelly Charlebois, TechACCESS of RI. Original air date June 18, 2014. 90 minutes. ATIA Product Code #AT14-WEB16-AR. CEC Product #WEBAT1416A.
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Fundamental Assessment Process (FAP) for Assistive Technology -- FAP4AT
“I need an iPad!” If you are an Assistive Technology Evaluator, we are sure you have heard that statement too many times to count. With the explosion of mobile devices and apps, people can sometimes forget the PROCESS and just focus on the TOOL. Join us for this webinar as we discuss the evaluation process from start to finish. Using the Fundamental Assessment Process (FAP), we will explore all the areas that make up quality assessment.
After this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Describe the steps of the Fundamental Assessment Process
  • Identify and apply the importance of the evaluative process with matching devices/features to individual needs.
  • Utilize a model and resources to support your learning and implementation of the Fundamental Assessment Process.

Presented by Kirk Behnke, Region 4 Education Service Center and Mike Marotta, Advancing Opportunities. Original air date March 12, 2014. 90 minutes. ATIA Product Code #AT14-WEB07-AR. CEC Product #WEBAT1407A.
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iAccess: Focus on Switch Accessibility for the iPad
The iPad is a highly engaging and versatile tool and research indicates that iPads play a significant role in increased student achievement. Now persons with significant physical access issues may also benefit from the versatility of the iPad for learning, communication, leisure and more. This session will focus on the physical and motor accessibility features in the iPad iOS, hardware including switch interfaces, switches and mounts. A collection of resources, picture and video tutorials will provide you with a step by step guide to alternate access to the iPad.
After this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Identify iOS accessibility features used for physical and motor accessibility to the iPad.
  • Identify hardware including switch interfaces, switches and mounting systems used for switch access to the iPad.
  • Identify switch accessible apps for cause & effect, communication, education and leisure.

Presented by Cindy Nankee, Universal Tech 4 Learning. Original air date February 5, 2015. 90 minutes. ATIA Product Code #AT15-WEB03-AR. CEC Product #WEBAT1503A.
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iOS, Android, MS Surface Pro 2 Comparisons
Not all tablets are the same. This webinar will discuss the differences between an iPad tablet with iOS7; a Galaxy Note 10.1 using the Android operating system; and the Surface Pro 2 using Windows 8.1 operating system. The review and demonstrations will focus on accessibility features as well as available apps to support individuals with disabilities.
After this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Describe as least three different accessibility feature for each of the three different operating systems for three different tablets – Android, IOS, and Windows operating systems
  • Identify and list at least five different apps for each of the three operation systems that can benefit an individual with a disability.
  • Discuss the core differences in the operation systems on the three tablets related to cognitive impairments, physical impairments, and sensory impairments.
  • Identify at least five different access methods that can be used with all three devices.

Presented by Therese Willkomm, University of New Hampshire. Original air date February 26, 2014. 90 minutes. ATIA Product Code #AT14-WEB06-AR. CEC Product #WEBAT1406A.
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iVideo: Video Modeling Using Your iPad
Video modeling is an evidence based practice used to teach social skills, communication, cognitive/academic skills, self care routines and vocational skills. Therapist and educators are using video self modeling in the clinic, classroom, work setting, home and community. This session will share information, resources and research on video self modeling, case examples and strategies for successful implementation. Using iMovies and Picture Scheduler apps you will learn how to capture video, edit video, share and organize your videos. The success and maintenance of goals attained using video self modeling will make this your number one tool in your toolkit.
After this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Describe the evidence based practice of video modeling.
  • Capture, edit, organize and share video using iMovies, Picture Scheduler, Google Drive and Air Drop.
  • Use strategies to implement video modeling including organization and sharing of videos into daily program.
  • Identify resources for commercial apps for video modeling.

Presented by Cindy Nankee, Universal Tech 4 Learning. Original air date March 12, 2015. 90 minutes. ATIA Product Code #AT15-WEB07-AR. CEC Product #WEBAT1507A.
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Low Cost Ways to Provide More Options To Help Students with Reading and Writing
Today’s educators can access free or low cost tools that they can use to take advantage of their student’s individual learning preferences during any given moment in their educational careers. The power of technology is in the options it provides. Educators can design lessons in such a way to provide different methodologies for students to help them achieve their reading and writing goals. This webinar will discuss a variety of free (or nearly free) tools that educators can immediately make available to help students in the areas of reading and writing. Proven tools and strategies to help structure the writing process, teach spelling, practice reading fluency, and improve overall literacy along with the philosophies for implementation surrounding them will all be discussed. This webinar will be conducted in an engaging Jeopardy-style format! Whether you choose to be an active participant, testing your knowledge by entering answers in the chat, or choose to take a more passive role by letting others, every participant will find themselves a winner by learning tools to help support students in becoming better readers and writers.
After this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Implement a variety of free or low cost tools and resources to help provide students with options to better express what they know.
  • Describe the function and be able to implement a variety of free or low cost tools and resources to help educators provide more options for how to represent content in a way that increases learner variability.
  • Describe the function and be able to implement a variety of free or low cost tools and resources to help educators provide more options to increase student engagement.

Presented by Christopher Bugaj, Loudoun County Public Schools. Original air date November 12, 2014. 60 minutes. ATIA Product Code #AT14-WEB27-AR. CEC Product #WEBAT1427A.
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QIAT for Leadership: Multiple Levels of Leadership to Support Change
Effective change in assistive technology (AT) practice relies on several critical factors including leadership to ensure that change in practice is planned for and implemented. Leadership can be found at multiple levels in any agency, including administrative roles, assigned and assumed leadership. Leaders can arise from roles on AT teams, job coaching positions, teacher mentors and simply from being interested in utilizing technology for learning and growth in your own classroom of students. We will discuss being a leader, leadership and leading, and the important components of each of these concepts. Using the Quality Indicators in Assistive Technology, you can explore these roles with Kelly and Joan to support implementing effective AT practices in your program. The new QIAT book will be available to webinar participants for a special ATIA price.
After this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Use the quality indicators to assess administrative support for AT.
  • Understand multiple roles of leadership and how they serve as leaders in AT services at their program.
  • Identify 3 strategies to increase their practice as leaders in assistive technology.

Presented by Kathy Lalk, St. Louis Special School District and Joan Larson, Minnesota Department of Education. Original air date February 24, 2016. 90 minutes. ATIA Product Code #AT16-WEB03-AR. CEC Product #WEBAT1603A.
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Tablet Computers = Success for Struggling Students
With the explosion of portable tablet based computers comes an exciting opportunity to meet the needs of our struggling students. But not every tablet is right for every student’s needs. Join us as we discuss features of these mobile devices and how to match them to your student’s needs. Resources will be provided to continue the learning after the webinar.
After this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Identify at least 3 tablet features for struggling readers.
  • Describe and locate resources to further their information on specific tablets.
  • Identify and apply a variety of tablet features to meet student needs.

Presented by Mike Marotta, Advancing Opportunities and Kirk Behnke, Texas Assistive Technology Network (TATN). Original air date July 29, 2014. 90 minutes. ATIA Product Code #AT14-WEB18-AR. CEC Product #WEBAT1418A.
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Teaching Assistive Technology Online
This webinar will discuss and demonstrate methods, materials, tools and resources for teaching assistive technology online via webinars, online courses, hybrid courses and virtual presence tools. Learn how to creatively use various platforms to teach assistive technology related content. In addition learn how to prepare and deliver content on line that uses multimedia, is interactive, hands-on and engaging.. No longer do participants have to watch a static boring PowerPoints with text based slides and still images or sit for hours watching a talking head. Online learning has changed and can be fun, engaging, entertaining, low cost and even hands-on.
After this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Identify at least 5 different platforms for delivering assistive technology content on-line and the pros and cons of each
  • Identify at least five different methods for producing content that using videos
  • Identify at least five ways to use UDL principles in developing and delivery content online.
  • Identify at least five free resources for producing and delivering assistive technology training online

Presented by Therese Willkomm, University of New Hampshire . Original air date October 14, 2015. 90 minutes. ATIA Product Code #AT15-WEB21-AR. CEC Product #WEBAT1521A.
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Teaching Children with Autism? Need Training and Support and Resources to Access on Your Own Time?
Teaching children with autism can be very challenging. You spend so much of your time modifying curriculum, making visuals, and more. When is there time to actually learn more professionally? 10pm? Sounds about right! In this session I will share some great free online resources to help you improve the services you provide! From learning about forms of autism, to learning about evidence based strategies and how to implement them, to finding resources to help you without reinventing the wheel.
After this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Iidentify a minimum of 3 online trainings to support your learning of strategies and techniques used to support working with individuals with autism.
  • Identify a minimum of 3 places to locate pre-made instructional materials to support the instruction of individuals with autism .
  • Identify where and how to upload the work you have created to share with other professionals in the field working with individuals with autism.

Presented by Mo Buti, AiepA: Advocate and Instructional Expert for People with Autism. Original air date May 12, 2016. 60 minutes. ATIA Product Code #AT16-WEB11-AR. CEC Product #WEBAT1611A.
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Twitter 101: An AT Perspective
Professionals working in assistive technology are utilizing social media to construct personalized learning networks. Tools, such as Twitter, have erupted as ways to gather resources, glean insights, and collaborate in a free, global, omni-present environment. In this step-by-step session, participants will learn the basics for navigating Twitter, one of the most popular social media sites. They will learn why and how to search Twitter for assistive technology resources as well as find AT professionals to connect with and learn from. Learn how to expand your personal professional learning network by participating in AT focused Twitter chats, as well as how to locate and curate AT resources posted on Twitter.
After this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Utilize Twitter to find information and resources in the field of Assistive Technology.
  • Utilize Twitter to engage with other AT professionals.
  • Participate in AT focused Twitter chats.

Presented by Christopher Bugaj, Loudoun County Public Schools and Beth Poss, Montgomery County Public Schools. Original air date April 22, 2015. 60 minutes. ATIA Product Code #AT15-WEB12-AR. CEC Product #WEBAT1512A.
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Using the iPad with Visually Impaired Students in the Classroom Setting
This webinar will focus on using the iPad with VoiceOver and Zoom with classroom applications. The classroom applications for the iPad that will be demonstrated will be iA Writer, Dropbox, Keynote, Calendar, Dictionary!, Safari, Talking Scientific Calculator, and several accessible preschool apps. All apps will be demonstrated with both a Bluetooth keyboard and a Braille display. This assistive technology software is very easy to use and provides visually impaired students the same access to technology as sighted individuals.
After this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Determine if an iPad app is accessible or not for visually impaired students.
  • Use iA Writer with VoiceOver and Braille displays to produce student work.
  • Determine the features that make a preschool app accessible for totally blind children.
  • Use the first-letter navigation for blind students that is a part of Talking Scientific Calculator.

Presented by Bruce McClanahan, Washington State School for the Blind. Original air date July 16, 2013. 90 minutes. ATIA Product Code #AT13-WEB18-AR. CEC Product #WEBAT1318A.
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Using the Macintosh with VoiceOver and Zoom in the Educational Setting
This webinar will focus on using the Macintosh with VoiceOver and Zoom with classroom applications. Step-by-step instructions will be provided on configuring VoiceOver and Zoom for the Macintosh. The classroom applications for the Macintosh that will be demonstrated will be Bean, iA Writer, and Safari. The dictionary that is part of the Macintosh operating system will be demonstrated with VoiceOver. Dictation that is an integral of the current Macintosh operating system will be demonstrated with VoiceOver. VoiceOver assistive technology software is very easy to use and provides visually impaired students the same access to technology as sighted individuals.
After this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Configure VoiceOver and Zoom for visually impaired students on the Macintosh.
  • Recall the keystrokes and gestures be able to use Safari to efficiently browse educational web sites with VoiceOver and Zoom. (The gestures will be demonstrated for the Macintosh touchpad.)
  • Use iA Writer for the Mac with VoiceOver and Braille displays to produce correctly formatted work and will then learn how to save this work in Microsoft Word format.
  • Use the dictation feature that is an integral part of the Macintosh operating system with VoiceOver and Zoom to easily produce text material.

Presented by Bruce McClanahan, Washington State School for the Blind. Original air date August 13, 2014. 90 minutes. ATIA Product Code #AT14-WEB19-AR. CEC Product #WEBAT1419A.
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60 minutes =.1 CEU, 1 CEC PDH
90 minutes =.2 CEUs, 1.5 CEC PDHsCEC PDHs are available for all participants who watch a live webinar at a site. ATIA CEUs are available for both live and archived webinars. ATIA CEUs are only available for the registrant of the webinar.
Expiration of webinars: Up to 3 years after original broadcast Access to archived webinars ends on the date specified for each webinar