IDEAS 2019 Conference - St. Simons Island, GA

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Wednesday, June 5

AT For Vision Access in Education and Beyond - 9:15-10:15 AM

Description:
This presentation offers low, medium and high tech solutions for visual and non-visual access. The presenter will cover wearable devices, strategies and resources for vision access in Georgia. A variety of AT will be on display and demonstrated during this presentation.

Presenters:
Danny Housley, Assistive Technology Acquisition Manager, Tools for Life | Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation

Resources

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

Citation: Housley, D. (2019). AT For Vision Access in Education and Beyond. Presented at the Institute Designed for Educating All Students (IDEAS) Conference, Orlando, FL. 2019.


Let's Talk About Self-Advocacy: Nothing About Us Without Us - 10:30-11:30 AM

Description:
This interactive presentation will cover the barriers faced and strategies used through the lives of two local advocates. Danny and Liz will share their stories of navigating the k-12 system, higher education and access to employment and the community of their choice. Resources for amplifying the voice of Georgians with disabilities will be shared. Come as questions and learn how you can empower yourselves, your students or other people with disabilities.

Presenters:
Liz Persaud, Program and Outreach Coordinator, Tools for Life | Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation Danny Housley, Assistive Technology Acquisition Manager, Tools for Life | Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation

Resources

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

Citation: Persaud, L. & Housley, D. (2019). Let's Talk About Self-Advocacy: Nothing About Us Without Us. Presented at the Institute Designed for Educating All Students (IDEAS) Conference, Orlando, FL. 2019.


Accessible Presentation Styles - 12:45-1:45 PM

Description:
This presentation will cover the basics and beyond of presenting inclusively. We will discuss various types of disabilities and the barriers that participants with disabilities face when attending a presentation. Presentation tips and assistive technologies for more inclusive presentation styles will be covered.

Presenters:
Danny Housley, Assistive Technology Acquisition Manager, Tools for Life | Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation

Resources

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

Citation: Housley, D. (2019). Accessible Presentation Styles. Presented at the Institute Designed for Educating All Students (IDEAS) Conference, Orlando, FL. 2019.


AT for Hearing Access - 3:15-4:15 PM

Description:
Come explore solutions for people who are Deaf or hard of hearing. This presentation will cover a variety of AT from information access to smart home technologies for people who have a hearing or dual sensory related disability. From solutions built into your phone to customized options, this presentation will assist in guiding a person to resources to increase their independence.

Presenters:
Danny Housley, Assistive Technology Acquisition Manager, Tools for Life | Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation

Resources

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

Citation: Housley, D. (2019). AT for Hearing Access. Presented at the Institute Designed for Educating All Students (IDEAS) Conference, Orlando, FL. 2019.


Thursday, June 6

Hey You! Digital Assistants as Assistive Technology - 12:45-1:45 PM

Description:
This session will dive in to the wide world of digital assistants and how they can be used to increase independence, learning and provide some entertainment. Whether you sue Google, Siri or Alexa there are ways that each of these options can interact with you, your environment and your friends or family

Presenters:
Danny Housley, Assistive Technology Acquisition Manager, Tools for Life | Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation

Resources

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

Citation: Housley, D. (2019). Hey You! Digital Assistants as Assistive Technology. Presented at the Institute Designed for Educating All Students (IDEAS) Conference, Orlando, FL. 2019.


Tools for Successful Transition: Tools for Life and CIDI Services - 2:00-3:00 PM

Description:
This session will cover the services available from Tools for Life and the Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation. The focus will be on maximizing available resources for successful transition, whether that be to higher education, community access or employment.

Presenters:
Danny Housley, Assistive Technology Acquisition Manager, Tools for Life | Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation


Resources

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


Citation: Housley, D. (2019). Tools for Successful Transition: Tools for Life and CIDI Services. Presented at the Institute Designed for Educating All Students (IDEAS) Conference, Orlando, FL. 2019.