As persons with disabilities begin to realize their own personal and physical autonomy, they are turning to commonly used electronics to make themselves more self-sufficient in their environment. This webinar will explore the use of tablets, personal assistants like the Amazon Echo and smartphones that can be used to control the individual’s lights, television, door opener and the like. Access methods by switch and by voice will be examined.

Learning outcomes:
  1. Participants will discover a variety of Alexa skills and indicate which might be most useful for their consumers and why.
  2. Participants will examine the relative benefits of a smart home vs simple environmental controls based on consumer need and funding.
  3. Participants will decide upon the best tablet or phone solution for a consumer based upon the scenario(s) provided. 
This webinar was originally presented by Lynne Deese on June 23, 2017. It is worth 0.1 RESNA CEU.

This webinar focuses on new methods and materials for creating solutions in 5 minute for less than $5. We live in a fast-paced world needing immediate solutions. Furthermore, assistive technology has a high failure rate and a high abandonment rate. Learning methods, materials, tools, and resources for immediate solution development are needed to save time and money, and they allow for trial and error in a cost-effective and time-efficient manner.

This one-hour webinar was originally presented by Therese Willkomm, PhD, ATP on April 20, 2015. It is worth 0.1 RESNA CEUs.

Never underestimate the power of low cost assistive technology solutions for maintaining and maximizing independence at home and in the community. This webinar will discuss and demonstrate over 60 solutions that can be fabricated in less than 5 minutes to increase independence in eating, dressing, bathing, home maintenance, sleeping, social communication, home access, telecommunication, and promoting health and safety in the home.

This one-hour webinar was originally presented by Therese Willkomm on November 10, 2014.  It is worth 0.1 RESNA CEUs.