Events

Upcoming Events

  • December 18, 2018: Webinar on Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology

    Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology (QIAT) started as a grassroots group develop a set of widely-applicable Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology (AT) services in PreK-12 school settings. From that successful process to improve AT implementation, additional derivative tools have been developed. This webinar session will highlight the original QIAT project with one of the founding leaders and discussion and demonstrate QIAT-PS for post-secondary environments, and QIAT-504 for students on 504 plans.

    December 18, 2018 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Presented by Aaron Marsters, Assistive Technology Specialist with the Department of Defense International Schools,Gayl Bowser, Independent Consultant and QIAT Leadership Team, Janet Peters, Project Coordinator for Great Lakes ADA Center and QIAT-PS, Sayard Bass, Transition Teacher and Pilot Site for QIAT-PS

    Registration and Webinar Link Coming Soon.  Sign up for the announcement here.

Past Events

  • September 27, 2018: Closing the Gap Conference

    For students with disabilities a big factor in their successful transition from high school to postsecondary education is Assistive Technology. In fact, students surveyed identify AT as a critical component to their success. But how does AT transition with the student to their new environments? And what are the expectations involving AT that are required in postsecondary education? This session will address the importance of AT in postsecondary education and self-advocacy skills that aid in effective use of AT in postsecondary. The session will also highlight the Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology in Postsecondary Education (QIAT-PS) project, specifically the free Student Self-Evaluation Matrix tool, designed to assist AT practitioners to support students in the development of essential self-advocacy skills.

    September 27 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm Presented by Rachel Kruzel, AT Specialist with Augsburg University and Niki Krier, Independent AT Consultant

  • 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

  • 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