2014 Georgia College & Career Readiness Institute

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Keynote: Assistive Technology & Me

Friday, September 26, 2014 - 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM

Presenters: Carolyn Phillips

Keynote Description:

The world around us is evolving at an astounding rate. Assistive Technology developments have been foundational in this evolution and a catalyst for producing positive life-changing results for individuals with disabilities.

This session will take a closer look at: AMAC | Tools for Life – AT Act Program Advocacy & Knowing Your Rights Understanding Assistive Technology Trends to Watch where we are and perhaps, where we are going. …all in 60 minutes!�

Assistive Technology Supports Successful Transition

Friday, September 26, 2014 - 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Presenters: Carolyn Phillips and Carson Cochran

Session Description:

Student’s need independent access to the curriculum to become life-long learners. Assistive Technology can increase opportunities for education, social interactions, and potential employment but how does it work into transition planning? Assistive Technology can be identified for students through consideration, or evaluation by matching technological features to individual needs. This presentation will compare assistive technology consideration and evaluation as well as provide participants with examples of “feature matched” technology aligned to transition planning.

Learning Objectives: 1. The participants can explain the difference between AT consideration and evaluation 2. The participants can list 3 assistive technology features 3. The participants can name 5 assistive technology devices, software, and/or service.