ATIA 2019 - Orlando, FL

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Thursday, January 31

Creativity and Nontraditional Approaches to Enhancing Individuals Lives - 1:00-2:00 PM

Description:
Everyone, no matter their ability, deserves a good quality of life and this includes people with disabilities. Unfortunately, though people with disabilities often lack the supports, resources and personal relationships they need to live a full life. Encountering these obstacles as well as attitudinal barriers can keep one's own expression of personal creativity out of reach. Nourishing that creative process is often a way for individuals with disabilities to balance the daily stresses in life. Join us as we explore individuality and creativity and the connection to assistive technology combined with a human connection to shape our quality of life. Examples of assistive technology, unique strategies, and individual profiles will be shared to demonstrate how creativity and nontraditional approaches to life all within reach.

Learning Objectives:

  • As a result of this activity, the participant will be able to list 2 strategies for AT solutions to ease access for creativity towards their passions.
  • As a result of this activity, the participant will learn 2 nontraditional solutions and skills for living with hearing loss.
  • As a result of this activity, the participant will learn 2 nontraditional solutions and skills for mobility challenges.

Presenters:
Liz Persaud, Program and Outreach Manager Olivia Rains, Assistive Technology and Marketing Specialist

Resources

Citation: Persaud, L. & Rains, O. (2019). Creativity and Nontraditional Approaches to Enhancing Individuals Lives. Presented at the Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) Conference, Orlando, FL. 2019.

Creating an Inclusive Emergency Planning Summit in Your State - 2:20-3:20 PM

Description:
AT is acknowledged as an important component in emergency planning - from improving personal preparedness of AT users, to planning for universally designed shelters to accommodate AT users, to ways to provide AT to those who have lost access to the AT they need as a result of disaster or emergency (see "Getting It Wrong"). State AT programs can play an important role in convening a "summit" to bring together emergency managers and people with disabilities and their allies to improve inclusive emergency planning efforts. This session with provide a step-by-step guide to such an endeavor, based on successful regional meetings, and tips for bringing people with disabilities and emergency managers to the same "table."

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe at least one purpose of inclusive emergency planning and the role and importance of AT programs and providers in the process.
  • Describe how one inclusive emergency planning summit aligns with state AT program activities.
  • List at least one step involved in creating inclusive emergency "summit" and estimated associated costs.

Presenters:
Amy Goldman, AT3 Center
Carolyn Phillips, Director of Tools for Life and Pass It On Center
Liz Persaud, Program and Outreach Coordinator, Tools for Life and Pass It On Center

Resources

Citation: Goldman, A., Phillips, C., and Persaud, L. (2019). Creating an Inclusive Emergency Planning Summit in Your State. Presented at the Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) Conference, Orlando, FL. 2019.

Mainstream Gaming with Disabilities: What's New in Accessible Solutions - 2:20-3:20 PM

Description:
This session will cover accessible solutions for mainstream gaming for individuals with disabilities. We are often focused on what it takes to help someone be more productive. What is needed to help someone independently get themselves out of bed and ready for the day, go to work, and come home, just to repeat the process each day, over and over. We can all agree that this isn't enough to have a satisfying life. People need recreational and social outlets and for many these days, this comes in the form of gaming. Whether it's playing Pokemon Go on your mobile device, playing Call of Duty online with your friends, or playing board games around a table with family, there are accessible solutions to ensure everyone can participate in the fun and social activities. Join us to find out what's currently available, and what is on the horizon for accessible gaming.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify 4 accessibility features included in video game consoles
  • Identify 3 Technological solutions for making mainstream PC games accessible
  • Identify 3 upcoming technological solutions for making gaming accessible

Presenters:
Ben Jacobs, Accommodations Specialist

Resources

Citation: Jacobs, B. (2019). Mainstream Gaming with Disabilities: What’s New in Accessible Solutions. Presented at the Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) Conference, Orlando, FL. 2019.


Taking Your AT Lab on the Road: Best Practices - 4:30-5:30 PM

Description:
During this presentation, participants will learn how to coordinate a mobile Assistive Technology (AT) Lab that can be hosted at various sites, including national conferences. Join us as we discuss best practices for hosting an AT Lab including, but not limited to: developing policies and procedures, leveraging statewide, regional and national partnerships, creating budgets and managing funds, handling logistics, working with AT vendors, design, and implementation. Session presenters will also share helpful tips on recruiting and overseeing partnerships that can help with program sustainability. Discussion will include lessons learned, beneficial strategies, and sample templates that can be used immediately. If you’re interested in exploring ways that you can market your program and showcase AT all while providing public awareness, device demonstrations, and general information & assistance, then you don’t want to miss this exciting session!

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify 1 partnership that can be leveraged to create a mobile AT Lab
  • Define 3 positive outcomes for creating a mobile AT Lab
  • Develop 3 strategies for implementing a mobile AT Lab in your state

Presenters:
Liz Persaud, Program and Outreach Manager
Rachel Wilson, AT Specialist
Sam Peters, Program Specialist

Resources

Citation: Persaud, L., Wilson, R. & Peters, S. (2019). Taking Your AT Lab on the Road: Best Practices. Presented at the Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) Conference, Orlando, FL. 2019.


Don't Perish - Publish! Peer-Reviewed Publishing with ATOB - 4:30-5:30 PM

Description:
Are you a researcher or student seeking a peer-reviewed journal to publish your work? Are you a service provider, caregiver, or AT user who has a story to tell? Or are you a product designer or manufacturer with information to share with the AT community? ATIA’s peer-reviewed journal, Assistive Technology Outcomes and Benefits can help! During this session, participants will learn how to become an ATOB author. We will discuss ATOB’s aim and scope, article submission categories, and the types of articles accepted. Participants will be led through the typical submission and peer review process, including a timeline of events and resources available to authors. ATOB’s open access policy will be discussed, including copyright ownership and the impact of the policy, which allows authors to share their work freely. Finally, participants will discuss the upcoming theme for ATOB’s, Volume 14. A question and answer period will follow.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe three submission categories for articles, and types of articles appropriate for each
  • Identify three ways to contribute to the AT community via ATOB.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the six major stages of the ATOB publication process

Presenters:
Anya Evmenova, ATOB Editor-in-Chief | Assistant Professor, George Mason University
Carolyn Phillips, ATOB Associate Editor | Director, Tools for Life
Lori Geist, ATOB Editorial Board Member | Assistant Professor, UNC at Chapel Hill
Caroline Van Howe, ATOB Publisher | COO, ATIA

Resources

Citation: Evmenova, A., Phillips, C., Geist, L., and Van Howe, C. (2019). Don't Perish - Publish! Peer-Reviewed Publishing with ATOB. Presented at the Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) Conference, Orlando, FL. 2019.

Friday, February 1

Higher Education Spotlight: Motivating Accessibility Adoption on Campus - 8:00 - 9:00 AM

Description:
Spotlight presentation to be submitted in collaboration with co-chairs Christopher Lee and Carolyn Phillips.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define three new educational objectives for higher educational professionals to adopt in regards to their professional expertise.
  • Define eight best practices of what accessibility professionals are expected to know to assist individuals requiring assistive technology.
  • Provide examples of three challenges faced by assistive technology professionals

Presenters:
Carolyn Phillips, Interim Director, Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation (CIDI)

Resources

Citation: Phillips, P. (2019). Higher Education Spotlight: Motivating Accessibility Adoption on Campus. Presented at the Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) Conference, Orlando, FL. 2019.


Ignite Research - 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Description:
Sponsored by the ATIA Research Committee. This fast-paced session will feature 8 speakers invited to raise awareness about innovative research projects. Presenters will each have 5 minutes and 20 slides to talk about their topic. Additional resources will be provided to support participants in learning more about topics of interest.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will describe three product innovations.
  • Participants will discuss three research projects.
  • Participants will identify two new AT products.

Presenters:
Ben Satterfield, Research Consultant, Georgia Tech, Tools for Life
Lori Geist, Assistant Professor, UNC at Chapel Hill
Laura Oldford, Recreation Therapist, Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation
Theresa Vaughan, BCI Project Coordinator and Principal Researcher, Wadsworth Center, NYS Department of Health
Bob Cunningham, Associate Professor, Maryville University
Brenda Del Monte, AAC Specialist, Adjunct Faculty, Practice Scholar Mentor with NAU, Advanced Therapy Solutions
Ms. Patricia Bahr, Director, ICATER, University of Iowa - ICATER
Dr. Penny Reed, Penny Reed Consulting
Ms. Kathy Howery, Doctoral Candidate/Consultant, University of Alberta

Resources

  • [[Media: | Ignite Research COMING SOON PDF Presentation]]


Citation: Satterfield, B. (2019). Ignite Research. Presented at the Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) Conference, Orlando, FL. 2019.