Integrating AT for Reading and Writing Difficulties in Entry Level and Service Work Settings
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone
Webinar Type: Archive
Webinar Code: AT16-WEB29-AR
Webinar Fee: $39
For persons with impairments that make reading and writing difficult, assistive technology can make a life-changing difference in function. New technologies are increasingly portable and sophisticated and can be used even when traditional computer systems and software are not available. Often technology that works during a clinical assessment may be impractical at the employees job because of the varied demands of the job. Selecting and implementing these solutions in entry level jobs and jobs that require customer interaction requires careful analysis of the context of the job. This webinar will present an approach to selecting and implementing technology and will include several case studies of individuals employed in integrated settings. This webinar will have applications for learning disabilities, other cognitive impairments and low vision.
- Participants will be able to identify at least 3 contextual factors of the workplace that influence feasibility when recommending and implementing AT for reading and writing.
- Participants will be able to identify and describe possible uses and limitations for 3 assistive devices to accommodate limited ability to read across multiple mediums.
- Participants will be able to identify and be able to describe possible uses and limitations for 3 assistive devices to accommodate limited ability to write and spell in situations where traditional software may not be available.
AT Professionals, Individuals with Disabilities, OTs