• Robert David Dawson
  • Clinical Assistant Professor
    USC School of Medicine

  • Amy Allison
  • Graduate Student

  • Meredith Cleeton
  • Graduate Student

  • Details

  • Wednesday,
  • February 5, 2014
  • 10:50 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.
  • Center for Teaching Excellence
  • Thomas Cooper Library, Room L511

This event is sponsored by the Center for Teaching Excellence.


In this session, you'll find out how assistive and adaptive technologies, originally developed to help people with disabilities, can be used to help all your students learn. With the advancement of technology, many tools that were designed for persons with disabilities have now become mainstream. For example, students who need to read Web-based articles, PDFs or Word documents can choose from multiple formats to match their learning style. This presentation will highlight free or inexpensive software/APPS that you can incorporate into your classes to aid students with and without a disability. You might even find them helpful for your personal use.

About the Facilitators

Robert "David" Dawson, Ph.D., Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Science, is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Rehabilitation Program at the USC School of Medicine. In his over 30 years of experience working with assistive and adaptive technologies for all age groups, he helped develop AT training centers in North Carolina, Michigan, and Iowa. At the University of Iowa, he was Director for the Iowa Center for Assistive Technology and Educational Resources. David was also Senior Researcher for the Law, Health Policy, and Disability Center at the University of Iowa which advocated for persons with disabilities including passage of the assistive devices lemon law (The Assistive Devices Warranty Act).

Amy Allison, Graduate Student

Meredith Cleeton, Graduate Student


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