Assistive Technology Workshop

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  • Tue. Jul. 10, 2012 6:00 - 9:00PM
  • Tue. Jul. 17, 2012 6:00 - 9:00PM
  • Tue. Jul. 24, 2012 6:00 - 9:00PM

  • Description

    DIYAbility is a new program focused on individuals with disabilities, community members, and professionals interested in becoming educated in the field of assistive technology.  The focus of this workshop is to ignite curiosity and discover the fun of DIY (Do It Yourself).
    During the DIYability Assistive Technology Workshop we will explore basic assistive technology and its role in computer access.  The workshop will explore various disabilities and how they can affect a user's access to a computer.  Participants will explore possible solutions to facilitate independence for individuals.  These solutions will include simple changes that can be made to the operating system of a computer, alternative access methods, and a DIY mouse hack.  Every participant will leave with a switch enabled-hacked mouse and be provided with resources for obtainment of some of the technologies discussed.

    When


    We have 3 dates for this session (pick one)

    • Tuesday 07/10/2012 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    • Tuesday 07/17/2012 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    • Tuesday 07/24/2012 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

     

    Who should attend?


    Individuals with physical disabilities
    Caregiver and family members of individuals with disabilities
    Occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech pathologists, educators or any healthcare professional interested in assistive technology
    Materials Fee $15

    This will be a hands-on workshop, we will be soldering and hacking simple electronics to make them accessibility switch enabled. It is fun and easy to learn if you've never done it before. The materials fee of $15 will include the components you will use and take home.


    What to bring?


    Laptop (optional but bring yours if you can)
    Digital camera (document your work)
    Notebook for notes and ideas

     

    Download workshop brochure (PDF)

     

    Questions?


    email us at [email protected]