GATE 2018 Presentations

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AT Supports for Vision in the Classroom

Presenter:

Danny Housley, AT Acquisition Manager, Tools for Life | Georgia Tech

This session will cover high, medium and low tech solutions for visual and non-visual access in the classroom. Best practices for working with students with vision loss will also be covered.

AT Supports for Vision in the Classroom PDF Presentation

Citation: Housley, D. (2018). AT Supports for Vision in the Classroom. Presented at the Georgia Assistive Technology in Education (GATE) Annual Seminar, Atlanta, GA, 2018.

A Crash Course in iOS Accessibility

Presenter:

Danny Housley, AT Acquisition Manager, Tools for Life | Georgia Tech

This session will cover the broad range of accessibility features that are baked into all iOS devices. Features for users with visual, hearing and physical disabilities will be covered. Bring your own iOS device to follow along with the presentation, or bring your accessibility questions to get answers on the spot.

A Crash Course in iOS Accessibility PDF Presentation

Citation: Housley, D. (2018). A Crash Course in iOS Accessibility. Presented at the Georgia Assistive Technology in Education (GATE) Annual Seminar, Atlanta, GA, 2018.

Tools for Life: Your Assistive Technology Act Program!

Presenters:

Liz Persaud, Program & Outreach Manager, Tools for Life | Georgia Tech
Sam Peters, Program Specialist, Tools for Life | Georgia Tech
Tori Holder, Outreach Specialist, Tools for Life | Georgia Tech
Annabel Joyner, Graphic Design Intern, Tool for Life | Georgia Tech

Come find out how your Assistive Technology Act Program in Georgia, Tools for Life, can help you help your students with disabilities! Tools for Life (TFL) is funded by the Federal Tech Act which is legislation to promote direct AT services to individuals of all ages and disabilities in each state. Tools for Life increases independence for Georgians with disabilities by providing access to and acquisition of assistive technology devices and services. The TFL Network is fulfilling the intent of the Tech Act through AT assessments, AT lending libraries, device demonstrations, trainings for individuals and groups, AT reuse, and funding education and assistance. This session will share and explore information about the Tools for Life program, network and community partners including funding resources that assist with purchasing assistive technology devices. Join us to learn how you and those you work with can benefit from these services!

Tools for Life: Your Assistive Technology Act Program! PDF Presentation

Citation: Persaud, L., Peters, S., Holder, T., Joyner, A. (2018). Tools for Life: Your Assistive Technology Act Program!. Presented at the Georgia Assistive Technology in Education (GATE) Annual Seminar, Atlanta, GA, 2018.

Engineering the Environment for Communication

Presenter:

DeeDee Bunn, Speech-Language Pathologist, Tools for Life | Georgia Tech

Students with communication difficulties need frequent communication opportunities in order to become competent communicators. This presentation will focus on 2 communication strategies; Aided Language Stimulation and Engineering the Environment. These strategies can be used to create a communicative environment within the classroom and build modeling and support for the student’s communication needs throughout the day.

Engineering the Environment for Communication PDF Presentation

Citation: Bunn, D. (2018). Engineering the Environment for Communication Presented at the Georgia Assistive Technology in Education (GATE) Annual Seminar, Atlanta, GA, 2018.

Planning for Success: AT Funding and Resources in Georgia

Presenter:

Danny Housley, AT Acquisition Manager, Tools for Life | Georgia Tech

This session will cover resources for acquiring assistive technology in Georgia. Grants, loan funds, third party funders and reused equipment resources. Participants will also receive a resource guide that provides additional information for aging, Independent Living resources and peer led organizations in the state.

AT Supports for Vision in the Classroom PDF Presentation

Citation: Housley, D. (2018). Planning for Success: AT Funding and Resources in Georgia. Presented at the Georgia Assistive Technology in Education (GATE) Annual Seminar, Atlanta, GA, 2018.