UDL as a Framework for Collaboration Between AT & IT

Live Broadcast Date: Thursday, March 15, 2018 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone

Webinar Type: Archive
Webinar Code: AT18-WEB13-AR
Webinar Fee: $39

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When it comes to providing purposeful professional learning around technology, there are significant advantages to partnerships between instructional technology and assistive technology at the district level. In this webinar, a digital learning specialist and an assistive technology coordinator will discuss the advantages of this partnership, including guiding principles of our professional learning design, district-wide initiatives and projects, and how we address challenges at the district level. Participants are invited to share their experiences with us and discuss next steps.

Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will discuss how Universal Design for Learning (UDL) provides a strong foundation between instructional and assistive technology and promotes collaboration.
  2. Participants will identify ways in which an interdisciplinary team of instructional and assistive technology professionals can work together to optimize success for students.
  3. Participants will reflect on integrated professional learning practices between instructional and assistive technology on the district level.


Rhianon Gutierrez

Digital Learning Specialist
Boston Public Schools
Rhianon E. Gutierrez is a learning designer and consultant. Her varied background includes instructional design, media production, and disability advocacy. As a Digital Learning Specialist in the Boston Public Schools, she builds district-wide partnerships around inclusive uses of technology and leads and supports blended professional learning for teachers and school and district leaders. She has taught media arts and technology to elementary through adult learners. Rhianon’s lived experiences with disability have informed her work as a national advocate, speaker, and consultant on media access and representation. She has worked across museums, theatres, and cinema to develop accessible media and advocate for greater inclusion of people with disabilities in cultural programming. Rhianon has presented nationally at ISTE, ATIA, South by Southwest, HLAA, Building Learning Communities (BLC17), and more. She currently serves on the board of ISTE’s Inclusive Learning Network and is pursuing graduate certification in assistive technology.
Speaker Financial Relationship Disclosure: No
Speaker Non-Financial Relationship Disclosure: No

Mary Marcella

Assistive Technology Coordinator and Speech-Language Pathologist
Boston Public Schools
Mary Shannon Marcella is a speech-language pathologist and the Assistive Technology Coordinator for Boston Public Schools, Massachusetts. She is responsible for AAC evaluations and consultations as well as coordinating all of the AT cases in the district. She is a 2010 graduate from Northeastern University and has always had a special interest in the area of AAC. She has presented multiple times at ATIA and ISAAC.
Speaker Financial Relationship Disclosure: No
Speaker Non-Financial Relationship Disclosure: No



Target Audience

Accessibility Professionals, AT Professionals, Educators, OTs, PTs, SLPs

Experience Level


Content Area

Basic Communication Process Area

Continuing Education Credits

For Satisfactory Completion and Continuing Education information, please visit: ATIA Online Education CEUs

Number of hours: 1.0
Number of IACET CEUs: 0.1

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