Everyday Items to Assistive Technology Solutions

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See registration procedures and cost (if applicable). If you need special accommodations, please contact Lydia Durham at Lydia.Durham@uscmed.sc.edu or (803)935-5263. If possible, please make your requests a week before the training.

NOTE: The Center for Disability Resources has a fragrance-free policy. Please do not wear perfume or strongly scented lotion when attending workshops.

Date: Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Time: 9:00am - Noon
SC Assistive Technology Resource Center
Poplar Building, Midlands Center
8301 Farrow Road, Columbia, SC

Presenter: Dr. Carol Page, Program Director -  SCATP

Cost: $17 (includes all materials)

This workshop is a fun exploration of items around your home that can be transformed into assistive technology solutions. Assistive technology devices can be very expensive, but some don’t always have to be. The fundamentals of appropriately selecting and the functional use of various assistive technology devices will be demonstrated. For example: an adapted computer mouse or a switch creates another method for working on skills related to cause-and-effect, language, social interaction, motor, positioning and much more!

The workshop will conclude with a make-and-take opportunity for participants to choose from different projects to construct and then take the finished project(s) home. New this year is the opportunity to make your own switch adapted computer USB mouse, iPad/iPod stylus holder, and an iPad/iPhone stand. Returning this year is the opportunity to make an adaptive switch using old CDs that you can use right away with a battery operated toy! The instructions and materials are simple and no messy soldering is needed.

This training is in the Assistive Technology Resource Center, so no food or drink please.

This workshop has a maximum of 15 participants. 

To register for this workshop:

To pay for this workshop:

  • Option 1. Send checks or purchase orders payable to the University of South Carolina (please include a copy of your registration form):

    Shirley McKenzie
    SC Assistive Technology Program
    USC Center for Disability Resources
    Columbia, SC 29208
  • Option 2. To pay by credit card, call Shirley McKenzie at (803)935-5239.
  • You will receive a confirmation once you have registered. For questions, call Will McCain at (803) 935-5004 or Lydia Durham at (803) 935-5263 or 800-915-4522.

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