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Webinars

Attend 90 minute educational webinars on a variety of topics.

You will need a high-speed internet connection to participate in a webinar and audio is provided via conference call or VoIP.

Upon completion of the registration process you will receive two confirmation emails. One will confirm your registration and the second (which normally arrives by the next business day) includes the webinar access instructions for each webinar you purchased. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU RETAIN THIS EMAIL. YOU WILL NEED IT TO ACCESS THE LINKS AND THE AUDIO CALL-IN NUMBER ON THE DAY OF THE WEBINAR.

Recordings of the webinar will be available for purchase after the live viewing date.

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iPads and Farming with a Disability
By Therese Willkomm

Date:

Monday, May 13, 2013

Time:

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM EDT


This webinar will discuss effective ways to use the iPad, IPhone and various apps in agriculture for farmers with disabilities

Learning objectives:
Participants will identify at least 20 apps that can be used by farmers with disabilities Participants will identify how to quickly fabricate a hands-free mounting solution for both the iPhone and the iPad that can be used in the tractor.
Participants will learn three ways to protect the iPad from water, dust, and extreme temperatures.
Participants will learn three mounting solutions for the iPad on a wheelchair.

COST IS WAIVED - THIS IS A FREE WEBINAR BUT SPACE IS LIMITED

Register Now

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Past webinars:

Tools and Tool Adaptations for Farmers with Disabilities
By Therese Willkomm
Event Passed

This webinar will discuss an assortment of tools that can be easily adapted for farmers who experience arthritis, amputations, strokes, spinal cord injuries, back pain or vision impairment.

Learning objectives:
Identify three different methods and materials for attaching tools and equipment to a wheelchair for outdoor use.
Identify 10 different tools, materials, and techniques for adapting screwdrivers, wrenches, wire strippers, hoe, rakes, and hammers.
Identify four core ergonomic principles to adapting tools.
Identify four quick and easy gardening adaptations.
Identify five different tools material that benefit farmers with vision impairments.
Identify 10 tool adaptations for farmers with arm amputations

Awesome iPad Adaptations You Can Make in Minutes
By Therese Willkomm
Event Passed - Recording will be added soon for purchase

Learn over 20 different modifications that you can make to your iPAD to accommodate for physical, sensory, or communication impairments.  The iPAD was meant to be a universally designed tool that all individuals could use.  Unfortunately individuals who experience various disabilities are still not able to fully use the iPAD.  This webinar, will demonstrate over 20 different ways you can adapt an iPAD to mount on a chair, bed, wheelchair, table, desk and one’s body to accommodate for the inability to hold the device due to a stroke, spinal cord injury or other grasping impairment.  Learn low cost ways to protect the iPAD.  Explore creative ways to use other body parts to interact with the iPAD and how to quickly adapt an iPAD stylus or create a non-conductive iPAD Mit.   Finally this webinar will demonstrate creative ways to make tactile graphic overlays in seconds to accommodate individuals who are blind or visually impaired and how to make an iPAD stand for low vision impairment.

Gizmos & Gadgets
By Rebecca Brightwell
Event Passed - Recording will be added soon for purchase

We will show you cool attachments for your iPad that can make the devices more accessible, diverse and interactive. From key guards to wireless remote controlled toy cars - we will blow your mind with what you can attach to your iPad.

101 Uses for Photos, Videos, and Audio files on an iPAD
By Therese Willkomm
Event Passed - Recording will be added soon for purchase

Information presented in visual or audio formats can increase success in all life functions at home, school, and work.  This amazing webinar  will demonstrate how to capture and edit visual and audio information; how to use this information when teaching; reading, writing, memory prompts, social skill development, social stories, life skills training and much more.  Learn over 101 different apps and applications that use the multimedia files you create with the iPAD. 

Making, Mounting and Modifying Assistive Technology Solutions in Minutes
By Therese Willkomm
Event Passed - Recording will be added soon for purchase

Now more than any time in history, we are challenged with limited time and limited resources to obtain needed assistive technology solutions.  This webinar will demonstrate creative uses of everyday materials  for creating hundreds of assistive technology solutions in minutes.  Participants will learn how to use  Loc-Line, PVC, Acrylic, Stratacore, flagpole holders,  Foam,  Padded industrial twist ties,  Astrowhite, Formular and 15 different tapes, fasteners and adhesives for making, mounting and modifying solutions in minutes.


please note:

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.


  $45 Per Person



Approved for 1.5 contact hours through the University of Georgia. Application pending for Georgia Occupational Therapy Association (GOTA) and Physical Therapy Association of Georgia (PTAG).

Payments Accepted:

  • Credit cards

Credit Cards Accepted

  • Checks are accepted but must be received within 7 days of registering for the event. Make checks payable to the University of Georgia. Mail payments to: Farm Again, IHDD / UGA, 850 College Station Road, Athens GA 30605. Note: We are no longer accepting Paypal.




Rebecca Brightwell, MBA
Instructor

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-Driector of the Farm Again/AgrAbility grant project. She has vast experience with assistive technology applications and business planning for individuals with disabilities.

Therese Willkomm, PhD
Instructor

Dr. Therese Willkomm is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy and the Director of New Hampshire’s State Assistive Technology Program with the Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire.  She holds a Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Technology from the University of Pittsburgh and has over 25 years experience in providing/managing assistive technology services.  She is known nationally and internationally as “The McGyver of Assistive Technology” and also the “App Guru.”   Dr. Willkomm has presented in 38 states, five foreign counties, and three U.S. Territories and authored 22 publications including her most recent book titled “Make A Difference Today - Assistive Technology Solutions in Minutes.”

 

 


 

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