Topic Archives: Assistive Technology

Bookshare in Depth: Perkins eLearning

Instructor: Karen Narvol, Private Assistive Technology Consultant This professional development workshop is designed to educate participants on how to use Bookshare resources and tools so that teachers can provide timely access to textbooks and print materials in accessible formats for … Continue reading

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Interactive Workshop on Early Orientation and Mobility Skills!

Perkins Professional Develpment is offering¬†a blended workshop for all vision professionals with a focus on spatiotemporal development and children with visual impairments. When: July 31 & August 1 Where: Watertown, MA Early Bird Discount applies if registration received by July … Continue reading

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ipad and Assistive Technology Institute

When: July 8, 9, 10 and October 17, 18 (5 Days)* Where: Perkins Training Center, Watertown, MA Early Bird Discount applies if registration received by June 15th: $275.00 plus Lab Fee: $50.00 (Professional Development Points) $550.00 plus Lab Fee: $50.00 … Continue reading

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Read&Write Gold for Google is Now FREE for Teachers!

TextHelp announced last week that it has made Read and Write Gold for Google free for teachers! This is the popular software for supporting students with tools for reading, writing, study skills, and research. Learn more at this TextHelp blog … Continue reading

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Low-Tech AT Transitions Back to School

As they say, pictures can say a thousand words! Try some of these low tech, assistive technology solutions to help kids with special needs make an enthusiastic transition back to school. Read my article at this AT Program News link … Continue reading

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Six Successful Years of Mass. A.T. Loan Program from MRC Commissioner, Charles Carr

¬† In December the Massachusetts Assistive Technology Loan Program commemorated six years of successfully securing more than $8.6 million in low-interest loans to state residents with disabilities and their families so they can buy equipment and services that help them … Continue reading

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Suggestions for website

Dear fellow Advisory Council members: I want to thank everyone for making me a member of the Advisory Council. I am looking forward to working with all of you to encourage more people with disabilities to use assistive technology. I … Continue reading

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iDevices for Beginners: iPod Touch, iPad, and iPhone

January 11, Wednesday, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Easter Seals ATRC – Boston Office 89 South St. Boston, MA 02111 Presenter: Catherine Bly and Kristi Peak-Oliveira, ATRC Coordinators This presentation will touch upon the latest iDevices on the market from … Continue reading

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Using AT to Tackle the Summer Reading List

Now online: Read how parents can use assistive technology to motivate kids to keep up with their summer reading: http://fcsn.org/newsline/v31n4/atc.php

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