Events

Upcoming Events

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

    Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology (AT) in Post-Secondary education (QIAT-PS) aims to improve service delivery and use of AT. One of the tools of the QIAT-PS project is the Student Self-Evaluation Matrix, which allows students to rate themselves on their AT skills and assists them in enhancing self-awareness. In this session, we will discuss the foundations of the QIAT-PS project, the research behind the Student Self-Evaluation Matrix, and the QIAT-PS website features.

    Friday July 20, 4:30-5:30 - Presented by Janet Peters, M.Ed., Great Lakes ADA Center / University of Illinois Chicago and Robert Gould, Phd, Great Lakes ADA Center / University of Illinois Chicago


Past Events

  • March 7, 2018: UPDATED! 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.

    Webinar Recording: https://vimeo.com/259224118
    Slides: Free and Low Cost Tools - Slides
    PDF Handout: Free and Low Cost Tools - Handout

     

  • 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.

    Webinar Recording: https://vimeo.com/236958613