INDATA Full Day Training: Apps, Apps, Apps!
Friday, February 22, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (EST)
**Online Training can be viewed at www.livestream.com/indata.
What: INDATA Full Day Training: Apps Apps Apps!
When: February 22, 2013 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Easter Seals Crossroads
4740 Kingsway Drive
5th floor conference room
Indianapolis, IN 46205
Who should attend: Anyone interested in learning about Apps for iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch and Android devices that are useful for people who have disabilities. Educators, parents, students, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors, professionals and health care providers can benefit from training content.
Why:This FREE assistive technology training program is for anyone interested in learning how to use the BridgingApps.org website, become knowledgeable about accessibility features on the iPad and attain skills on how to find appropriate apps for people with special needs.
BridgingApps, a program of Easter Seals Greater Houston, is a community of parents, therapists, doctors, and teachers who share information on the uses of the iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch and Android devices for people who have disabilities. Cristen Reat, co-founder and programing coordinator of BridgingApps.org and Sam Rahman, co-founder of BridgingApps.org and author of the book iPads for Special Needs, will be presenting on using the BridgingApps.org website, apps for people with disabilities and accessibility features on the iPad.
9:00 a.m - 9:30 a.m.
Welcome and Introductions
Wade Wingler, Director of Assistive Technology at Easter Seals Crossroads
9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Getting Started with BridgingApps
Learn how getting started with apps means understanding your goals, focusing on the person first, and monitoring progress. This session will provide an overview of BridgingApps and how using mobile devices can benefit people with disabilities. Specific apps, device hardware and accessories will also be discussed.
Accessibility Features and Special Needs
This session will cover accessibility features on the iPad related to physical, hearing, and visual impairments, as well as fine motor considerations. Participants will gain an understanding of the scope of these features, including their limitations.
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Fishing for Apps
With over 700,000 apps to choose from, finding appropriate apps for specific needs can be time consuming and confusing. This session will demonstrate how to use Insignio, BridgingApps’ custom-built app tool to search, manage and share information about apps that can be used with special needs users. A variety of apps will also be demonstrated.
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Creating content for Special Needs
This course will cover the basics of creating your own content, including media, and managing that content on and off your iPad. Learn tips and tricks for organizing what you need when you need it.
Bios on presenters:
Cristen Reat is the co-founder and program coordinator of BridgingApps.org. Cristen holds a Master’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin, graduated from the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California, and is certified through the Assistive Technology Applications Program at California State University. Her educational background is as a linguist, including serving in the United States Army in that capacity. She has worked in education for the last fifteen years, most of that time at an educational non-profit. She is also the mother of two sons, one of whom has Down syndrome.
Sami Rahman is the co-founder of BridgingApps.org and author of the book iPads for Special Needs. Sami works with people worldwide to help them create more impact with the technology they employ for special needs users. Sami is certified through the Assistive Technology Applications Program at California State University. He is currently on sabbatical as CEO of eDirect Impact, a leading information management consulting company. Sami has significant experience in the legal industry with a particular expertise in content management and litigation support with an emphasis on electronic discovery. Sami has consulted with firms on multiple continents and has been an active participant in several industry initiatives, including the EDRM Project. Sami has extensive experience with concept search technology, enterprise search and database platforms, and is frequently an invited guest at CLE’s and other speaking engagements. He is the father of two children, one of whom has Cerebral Palsy.
If you are registering as an online attendee, visit www.livestream.com/INDATA prior to the day of the training to prevent any technical difficulties the day of the event.
CEU's will be offered for this training. For more information, visit http://www.aacinstitute.org/CEUs/Participants.html.
For questions or accessibility information, contact Nikol Prieto at firstname.lastname@example.org or 317-466-2013.
When & Where
INDATA (Indiana Assistive Technology Act) Project
Easter Seals Crossroads operates the INDiana Assistive Technology Act Project, otherwise known as the INDATA Project. The purpose of the INDATA project is two-fold. The first is to get assistive technology into the hands of Hoosiers with disabilities through device demonstrations, device loans, computer recycling and alternative financing. The second goal is to provide statewide outreach educational opportunities regarding assistive technology capabilities, options and resources. We accomplish these efforts through quarterly trainings offered statewide through telerehab, an annual assistive technology conference and small group presentations.” For more information call 1-888-466-1314 or visit www.eastersealstech.com.