Expo 2010 Session Handouts and Presentations

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Session 1 - 9:30 -10:30 am

  • 101 - Augmentative Communication Implementation

    Ways to begin and improve use of AAC systems. Discussion of various communication devices and how they can be used to maximize capabilities and promote functional communication. Lily Nalty, SLP, USC SOM

    • Handout coming soon
  • 102 - Computer Access: Ramping Up

    Discussion and demonstrations of ways to access a computer for people with various disabilities. Also improving access for people with physical as well as cognitive disabilities, with some focus on people with brain injuries.
    Jonathan Cruce, Rehab Engineer;  Lee-Ann Danko, OT, SCVR

    • Handout coming soon
  • 103 - Home Modification: Principles and Process

    Basic home modification principles that include structural changes, as well as assistive technology changes and additions to make home living easier.
    Catherine Leigh Graham, MEBME USC SOM; Roger Williams, SCDMH

    • Handout coming soon
  • 104 - Promoting Braille

    Overview of a grant entitled "The Possibilities Are Endless: Promoting braille throughout South Carolina." and the accessible web site that emphasizes the importance of braille literacy. Strategies for making web sites accessible. Exploring ways for infusing braille and access technology into everyday life.
    Dr. Tina Herzberg and Cory Bohon, USC Upstate

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  • 105 - Interactive White Boards

    How special education teachers are using interactive whiteboards to support students with disabilities from low incidence to high incidence.
    Mark Daniels, Val Gioia, SDE AT Regional Specialists

Session 2 - 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

  • 201 - Switch Access for AAC

    Meeting the challenge of finding a reliable direct access method for accessing augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices. Sharon Steed, SLP, AnMED Health; Stacy Springer, OTR/L, SCDE Regional AT Specialist

  • 202 - Cancelled
  • 203 - SeniorSMART: Overview of the SeniorSMART Center

    Implementing SmartHOME technologies. Promoting independence in transportation and mobility, as well as brain health and cognitive decline. Research that promotes aging in place through the use of technology and community-based services.
    Debra Krotish, SeniorSMART, Palmetto Health

    • Handout coming soon
  • 204 - CSS Tips and Tricks for Designing Accessible Websites

    Simple techniques for using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) in web site design. Principles of liquid design and how CSS techniques save time, improving accessibility, navigation and consistency in web sites.
    Grace Strother
    , Web Designer

    • CSS - Powerpoint
  • 205 - Supports for Written Productivity

    Overview of many tools available to support and facilitate written productivity, from low-tech tools, such as pencil grips through high-tech supports for written productivity, such as word prediction software and speech recognition
    Val Gioia, Mark Daniels , SCDE AT Regional Specialists

Session 3 - 2:00 - 3:00 pm

  • 301 - Using AAC with Dual Language Learners

    Review of language development in dual language learners within a culturally sensitive framework. Discussion of the implications for dual language learners who use AAC.
    Patty Quattlebaum, SLP, Developmental Pediatric Clinic, USC School of Medicine.

  • 302 - On My Own

    Panel discussion by people able to move out of congregate living facilities into their own homes with the use of assistive technology. 
    Meghan Trowbridge, LMSW; Doreen Chappel, Supported Community Living Initiative, Center for Disability Resources

    • Handout coming soon
  • 303 - Assistive Technology for College Students

    Overview of AT Tools that can help facilitate academic skill development and enable students to fully access the educational program.
    Margaret Camp, USC Upstate; Sharon Bellwood, Greenville Technical College

    • Handout coming soon
  • 304 - The Real World: Demonstrations of how Assistive Technology is used to access web pages

    Common barriers experienced by users. Facilitated by Janet Jendron: Demonstrations by Clay Jeffcoat (JAWS), Sam Creech (Headmouse and Augmentative Communication), Grace Strother (ZoomText), Jonathan Cruce, Rehab Engineer, SCVR (Technical Support and Challenges)

    • Handout coming soon
  • 305 - AT Assessment: SETT Framework and WATI Guides

    Using a solid framework to meet the challenge of where to start, when there’s so much to consider. Focus is on assessment in educational settings, but the framework and resources provided can be applied for any assistive technology assessment. Mark Daniels, Val Gioia , Stacy Springer, OTR/L, SCDE Regional AT Specialists


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