- September 27, 2018: Closing the Gap Conference
Consideration of Assistive Technology Skills for Students with Disabilities Transitioning to Postsecondary Education – Two Block Session
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.
- 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