Upcoming Events

  • July 18, 2018: Equity & Excellence: AHEAD Conference

    AHEAD annual international conference is its hallmark event. Now in its 41st year, Equity & Excellence: Access in Higher Education draws approximately 1,500 participants from around the world for a week of extraordinary professional development and networking.

    Friday July 20, 4:30-5:30 - Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology in Post Secondary Education (QIAT-PS) Presented by Janet Peters and Robert Gould

Past Events

  • January 31, 2018: QIAT-PS at the ATIA Conference

    A New Tool To Evaluate Your Student's AT Skills - Come find out about a new tool to help IEP teams, AT professionals, and families assess skills needed by their child or student to successfully transition and effectively use AT in post high school settings. This session will describe outcomes and experiences of a pilot study using the QIAT-PS Self-Evaluation Student Matrix. Groves Academy is a school in Minnesota for students with learning disabilities and attention disorders. The presentation will include best practice tips for improving assistive technology transition into post-secondary environments, an interactive discussion on transition/AT ideas and needs, and a highlight of useful tech tools used in the pilot study.

    Presented by Janet Peters, Great Lakes ADA Center and Todd Hanson, Groves Academy

  • October 18, 2017: Closing the Gap Conference

    There are two sessions that highlight QIAT-PS at the Closing the Gap Conference.

    You Can’t Take the Case Manager with You! presented by Sayard Bass and Taryn Chrapkowski of  Hinsdale Township High School District 86.

    Toolkit for Transition: Preparing Students for Postsecondary Education presented by Rachel Kruzel, Augsburg University and Nicole Krier, AT Consultant

  • September 19, 2017: Introduction to the Student Self-Evaluation Matrix

    The Student Self-Evaluation Matrix allows students to rate themselves on their AT skills. The tool is useful to both students struggling to manage AT and assists students in enhancing self-awareness and problem solving with AT for better transition outcomes. The webinar session will discuss the foundations of the QIAT-PS project, the research behind the Student Self-Evaluation Matrix, and using the tool in K-12 and Postsecondary environments.

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  • March 7, 2016: Free and Low Cost Assistive Technology

    With the Assistive Technology market booming, and budgets getting tighter and tighter in higher education and K-12, free and low cost assistive technology options are becoming a more mainstream option. However, with the sheer number of these tools being able to support students with a variety of needs, how does one stay abreast of the constant developments, updates, and new features? Participants of this session will learn about approximately a dozen of the latest and greatest programs, apps, and extensions that support student learners; all costing less than roughly $10. Topic areas include literacy support, writing support, notetaking and organization/task management. Having a toolbox of free and low cost assistive technology, such as these tools, is an asset to any AT program.

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