Portable to Wearable Technology

Thursday, June 8, 2017 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone

Webinar Type: Live Broadcast
Webinar Code: AT17-WEB17-LB
Webinar Fee: $39

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Overview

Wearable technology is on the rise and has staggering implications for individuals with executive functioning difficulties and accessibility needs. Devices offer a great deal of customization through built-in accessibility features and apps that can be installed to support individual needs. Wearables provide the haptic feedback convenience while ensures privacy. Using voice input or by tapping simple on screen controls, users can quickly act on notifications or alerts. Participants will be provided an overview of the built-in accessibility features, apps and outcomes of a wide range of wearables.

Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will be able to identify advantages and disadvantages of a variety of smartwatches and other wearables in order to select the device that best meets their functional requirements and budget.
  2. Participants will be able to identify at least five (5) apps for smartwatches that support executive functioning throughout the lifespan.
  3. Participants will be able to identify wearable options for individuals needing executive functioning support who do not want the commitment of a smart phone.

Speakers

Stacy Driscoll

AT Specialist, Program Coordinator
Assistive Technology in New Hampshire
Stacy Driscoll, MEd, ATP is a RESNA certified Assistive Technology Professional and a New Hampshire certified educator with over 25 years of experience educating students of all ages. Stacy is the program coordinator with the NH Assistive Technology Act Program (ATinNH) and as an independent consultant. She co-authored an article for Attention Magazine on apps for executive function and has presents workshops both locally and nationally on a variety of assistive technology topics.
Speaker Financial Relationship Disclosure: Yes
Speaker Non-Financial Relationship Disclosure: Yes

Luis Perez

Inclusive Learning Evangelist
Luis Pérez is an inclusive learning evangelist based in St. Petersburg, Florida. He holds a doctorate in special education and a master’s degree in instructional technology from the University of South Florida. Luis was selected as an Apple Distinguished Educator (ADE) in 2009, and he currently serves as the Professional Learning Chair of the Inclusive Learning Network of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).
Speaker Financial Relationship Disclosure: Yes
Speaker Non-Financial Relationship Disclosure: Yes

Strand

Everyday Technologies

Target Audience

Accessibility Professionals, AT Professionals, Educators, Family Members, Higher Ed Personnel, Individuals with Disabilities, OTs

Experience Level

All

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