Archive for Assistive Technology

Officially launched a new DIY assistive technology website

By · September 26, 2011 · Filed in Assistive Technology, D.I.Y. Assistive Technology, Videos · No Comments »

Today I am proud to announce that we have launched a new website dedicated to “do-it-yourself” assistive technology community.  The new location is:  www.AT-Needs.com   This new website is intended to be a resource for anybody looking for do-it-yourself resources for assistive technology. We are looking for your ideas, your challenges, your solutions and your expertise. Our goal is to create a community of individuals with real problems and a strong community of experts to help solve these problems. The main section of this website can be found in our Community Forum.

Why Do It Yourself? (DIY)

While most people would consider D.I.Y. (Do It Yourself) projects an economical solution to an issue, when it comes to assistive technology it might be out of necessity because the solution to your problem does not conform your particular need OR does not exist at all!  We have a wide variety of project that are completed and in the works here at AT-Needs.com.  Depending on our skill level, you just might be able to find a solution right here without going any further.  Come explore and share.

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Featured Speaker at KIT Conference on Inclusion

By · September 25, 2010 · Filed in Assistive Technology, Marketing, Special Needs Kids · No Comments »

On Friday, October 1st, I will be speaking at the 6th Annual National Conference on Inclusion in San Diego, California.

Kids Included Together’s 6th Annual National Conference on Inclusion will feature exciting new skill-building workshops given by practitioners in the field, passionate presentations featuring speakers and performers and opportunities to network with others who are interested in creating and sustaining inclusive programs.

After the Bell Rings: Innovative Strategies for Including All Children in Out-of-School Time Programs will feature 20 break-out sessions for all levels of practitioner. Those new to inclusion will find a strand of building blocks designed to provide the tools necessary to get started. Staff working directly with children will gain practical techniques and fun new activities to implement immediately. Managers and directors will find workshops on new models, linkages with the school day and universal design. All will leave inspired and invigorated!

The 2010 KIT conference will utilize a variety of technology tools to provide information, social networking and opportunities to extend the experience beyond the conference.

In my general session, I will share new forms of assistive technology that are both available and easy to implement for out-of-school time programs.  In my second session, “Social Media for Non-Profits / Fundraising 2.0,” attendees will come out of this session understanding what the basic tools are for social media and social networking.  In addition, they will have an understanding on how to setup their own accounts within these platforms and how to utilize these tools for their non-profits and organizations.  The second part of this session will explore and explain Fundraising 2.0 and how to utilize strategies for their organizations’ benefit.

This will be an exciting conference.  For more information, visit http://www.kitconference.org

In addition, you can follow the online Twitter feed by using the search term: #kitconference

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Tongue-Powered Technology For The Disabled

Technology Assisting the Disabled

Technology Assisting the Disabled

Join us tomorrow, November 19th 2009 from 1:30pm to 3:30pm EST at the Greater Ft. Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce conference room for a FREE presentation on this awesome technology.

Georgia Tech researchers believe a magnetic, tongue-powered system could transform a disabled person’s mouth into a virtual computer, teeth into a keyboard – and tongue into the key that manipulates it all!

Presented by Maysam Ghovanloo of the Georgia Institute of Technology in coordination with ARC Broward, Broward Children’s Center, The Wasie Foundation and the Greater Ft. Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce.

Remember, this event is FREE and open to the public.  If you do plan on attending the event at the Chamber office, please RSVP to mleachman@arcbroward.com or by calling 954-746-9400.

The Ft. Lauderdale Chamber office is located at 512 NE 3rd Ave, Ft. Lauderdale, FL  33301

Hope to see you there or online!

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