On Saturday, April 13 and Sunday,
April 14, Dominican College will host a training on the use of the iPad to
improve educational success for students with visual impairments and multiple
disabilities. This event is sponsored by the Perkins Training Center.
The presenters for this workshop is Dr. Therese Willkomm, Director, the
NH-Assistive Technology State Institute on Disability, University of New
The use of the iPad to improve education success continues
to grow. This hand-on, interactive workshop will explore how to successfully
use the iPad for students with visual impairments and multiple disabilities. We
will explore the built in features on and iPad to support vision, hearing,
cognitive, communication, and physical impairments. We will also explore over
100 apps related to reading, writing, communication, memory, prompting,
organizations, math, science, art, and music. This workshop will also discuss
and demonstrate various iPad accessories, adaptations, switches, keyboards, and
mounting solutions to accommodate students who experience vision or physical
impairments. All participants are encouraged to bring an iPad.
completion of this workshop, participants will have increased knowledge of:
- Accessories and adaptations to assist children who experience vision
and multiple disabilities to achieve full success; among the accessories are:
pocket trackers, switch access, interfaces with EADLS, stylus adaptations,
mounting solutions, and voice recognition.
- Apps and adaptations for
individuals who are blind or have a vision loss, including: making tactile
graphic overlays on the fly; the best magnifications apps and interfaces with
HDMI TV's; color, light, and currency identification apps; built-in
magnification and text to speech features; and stabilization strategies and
mounting solutions to use for camera access.
- Apps for print
disabilities- Audio book apps using digitized speech and synthesized speech,
and hybrids that sync printed and highlighted words with digitized or
synthesized speech output.
- Apps that use the camera
for help selecting appropriate apps
- Identifying 15 built-in features
of the iPad to support children who have visual and multiple disabilities
The workshop runs Saturday at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday at 9 a.m. to
12 p.m. The cost to attend is $125 and includes a continental breakfast on
Completed registrations and fees are due by March 29 to
the Perkins Training Center, 175 N. Beacon Street, Watertown, MA 02472.
Contact information for Perkins Training Center is firstname.lastname@example.org
or fax: (619) 972-7209. For questions about registration, please call (617)
For more information about this workshop, please contact Dr.
Rona Shaw at Dominican College, email@example.com or (845) 848-7613.