Participants will be assigned an iPod Touch to use during the workshop for a unique hands-on experience. The workshop is geared to new users.
With technology advancing faster than most of us can adapt, it is often difficult to see the usefulness of the latest gadget. However the iPad and iPod Touch can be used for more than just listening to music or playing games. They offer great possibilities as assistive technology devices. From sign language to memory aides, there are applications for almost every need.
We will go over the different types of devices to choose from, how to operate the device including some hidden features, and how the the iPad and Ipod can be adapted for people with different types of disabilities. We will end the morning with a hands-on tour of some of our favorite applications.
New dates to be added soon!
Registration fee is non-refundable. If for any reason you can not attend, you can have someone else attend in your place. Please notify us as soon as possible if a substitution is required.
Approved for 4 contact hours through the University of Georgia, Georgia Occupational Therapy Association (GOTA) and Physical Therapy Association of Georgia (PTAG).
Comments from past participants:
Handouts were excellent. Explanations were clear and concise.
Speaker was great at addressing both beginner and advanced users.
Best workshop I've attended in a long time.
Excellent instructor with knowledge and passion for content.
Enjoyed this so much!
This is the second course I have taken from you guys and once again I am amazed at how much information I gained. I can't wait to take more classes.
Rebecca Brightwell is the Associate Director of the Institute on Human Development and Disability (IHDD) at the University of Georgia. IHDD is a large research, education and outreach department at UGA that focuses on developmental disabilities. She also serves as the Co-Director of the Farm Again/AgrAbility grant project. She has vast experience with assistive technology applications and business planning for individuals with disabilities.