Webinar Code: AT12-WEB31-AR
Webinar Title: 30 Ways to Adapt Your iPad for Accessibility
Therese Willkomm, Director of ATinNH, University of New Hampshire
Live Webinar Date/Time: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 3:30 - 5:00 PM (Note: All times are Eastern Time Zone)
Webinar Fee: $49.00
Overview: While the iPad is being promoted as a universally designed tool, adaptations are still needed to support individuals who experience various disabilities. This webinar will demonstrate over 30 ways the iPad can be adapted in five minutes or less using everyday materials. Learn six different ways to mount an iPad so the camera can be stabilized and used as a video presenter, presentation/lecture tool or lecture/interpreter capture tool; four different ways to adapt the stylus or innovative input methods; three different ways to create tactile graphics for iPad apps; eight different ways to attached the iPad to a wheelchair, bed, crib or a chair; two different ways to attach, carry, and use an iPad attached to one’s body; three different ways to protect the iPad from drool, falls, and sticky fingers; and recessing the iPad into a table or wheelchair tray.
Able to describe how to make five different flexible table tops iPad mounts to support individuals who experience physical, cognitive or sensory impairments.
Will be able to describe ten ways to attach an iPad to a wheelchair, bed, table, chair, crib, exercise equipment, leg, chest, or shoulder
Will be able to describe five ways to adapt the iPad screen to support individuals who experience vision or physical impairments.
Speaker Bio/s: Dr. Therese Willkomm is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy and the Director of New Hampshire’s State Assistive Technology Program with the Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire. She holds a Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Technology from the University of Pittsburgh and has over 25 years experience in providing/managing assistive technology services. She is known nationally and internationally as “The McGyver of Assistive Technology” and more recently as an expert in Apps for Disabilities and iPAD Modifications. Dr. Willkomm has presented in 38 states, five foreign countries, and three U.S. Territories and authored 22 publications including her most recent book titled “Make A Difference Today - Assistive Technology Solutions in Minutes.”
Strand: Everyday Technologies - Applications of everyday technologies used by persons with disabilities or their support infrastructure
Target Audience: Accessibility Professionals, ADA administrators, AT Professionals, Educators, Family members, Higher Ed personnel, Individuals with Disabilities, OTs, PTs, SLPs, Rehab Engineers, SPED teachers, Voc Rehab Counselors
Archive End Date (if applicable): 3/18/2014