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Assistive Technology and Accessibility Technology [clear filter]
Wednesday, October 20
 

10:30am EDT

19 - AT and ELA: Assistive Technology to Support Reading and Writing Instruction for Better Outcomes
Limited Capacity filling up

Are you hungry for new assistive technology (AT) tools in your teacher toolkit? Well join us in this session for a SMORGASBORD of AT tools you can incorporate into the classroom to support better reading and writing outcomes for all students. Tools will include websites, apps, and extensions for multiple operating systems/devices to ensure that you will walk away with at least one tool you can use to meet the needs of unique learners. Co-presenters Jenny Dillon – ED Associate, OSES SCDE, Sara Garrett – ED Associate, OSES SCDE, and Sara McKay – ED Associate, OSES SCDE.

Speakers
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Elizabeth Moore

Education Associate, South Carolina Department of Education Office of Special Education Services
Elizabeth Moore has worked in South Carolina schools for more than a decade. She joined the South Carolina Department of Education as an Assistive Technology Specialist and currently works with corrective actions, virtual professional development, and provides technical assistance... Read More →


Wednesday October 20, 2021 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
MR102/103 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

12:45pm EDT

27 - Using Assistive Technology to Address Sensory Needs in the Academic Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you hungry for new tip and tools that address sensory needs for your teacher toolkit? Join us for a SMORGASBORD of tools you can incorporate into the academic classroom to support students with sensory processing needs. We will include sensory tools, with DIY alternatives, and tips/strategies for the classrooms to ensure that you will walk away with at least one tool or tip you can use to meet the needs of learners with sensory. Co-presenter Jenny Dillon – ED Associate, OSES SCDE.

Speakers
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Elizabeth Moore

Education Associate, South Carolina Department of Education Office of Special Education Services
Elizabeth Moore has worked in South Carolina schools for more than a decade. She joined the South Carolina Department of Education as an Assistive Technology Specialist and currently works with corrective actions, virtual professional development, and provides technical assistance... Read More →


Wednesday October 20, 2021 12:45pm - 1:45pm EDT
MR102/103 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

2:00pm EDT

14 - Using Assistive Technology in Teaching Children with Learning Disabilities in the 21st Century
Limited Capacity seats available

This presentation will review the various types of AT that are designed and used to solve written language, reading, listening, memory and mathematic problems of children with learning disabilities. It will highlight instructional guides for the classroom teacher that may help children with learning disabilities benefit maximally from the use of AT tools, in school and at home. It will focus on the use of technology alongside the teaching to make the learning process engaging and productive.

Speakers

Wednesday October 20, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
MR202 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

3:30pm EDT

99 - Assistive Technology and Accessibility Tools for All Chrome Users
Limited Capacity seats available

Everyone can benefit from additional supports when accessing online content. Take advantage of free and low cost assistive technology and accessibility tools in Chrome, whether you use a Chromebook, Google Drive, or just the Chrome browser.

Speakers
avatar for Madalina Tudora

Madalina Tudora

Assistive Technology Professional, SCDE
Madalina Tudora is a RESNA certified Assistive Technology Professional and experienced educator, currently serving as an Assistive Technology Specialist for the SC Department of Education. She supports local school districts and state agencies in building capacity for assistive technology... Read More →


Wednesday October 20, 2021 3:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Ballroom C Myrtle Beach Convention Center
 
Thursday, October 21
 

8:30am EDT

130 - Leveraged Learning - Families are open to connect...Leverage innovations for all diverse students!
Limited Capacity seats available

Families are open to connect...Leverage innovations for all diverse students!
1. Parent Relationships- leverage the open door to work with parents in order to support families and meet needs of our diverse students.
2. Engagement- By using a multi-modal approach, we can utilize small groups, visual learning tools, and instructional videos to leverage what we know about the science of learning.
3. Differentiation- Empower students by providing ways to differentiate learning and give them ways to express individual voices.

Speakers
avatar for Renee Smith

Renee Smith

Director of Education and Innovation, PSS
Renee's role at PSS includes collaborating with the design team to develop innovative resources that create meaningful and effective learning experiences. In addition to a Master's Degree in Education, she has accumulated decades of teaching, consulting, and advising experience. Her... Read More →


Thursday October 21, 2021 8:30am - 9:30am EDT
MR108 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

10:30am EDT

11 - Let's Talk (plain) Language and Accessibility: Universal Design for Communication, Plain Language Basics, and Tools to Create Accessible Documents
Limited Capacity seats available

This training will give participants an opportunity to learn about plain language and readability as well as tips and tools for creating accessible digital content, including websites and documents.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Shapley

Amy Shapley

Director of Community Access, Able SC
As the Director of Community Access at Able SC, Amy Shapley oversees the fee-based and community advocacy programs that ensure consumers have access to transportation, physical structures, and community resources. She brings with her 15 years of nonprofit experience working in the... Read More →


Thursday October 21, 2021 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
MR205 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

12:45pm EDT

112 - Document Accessibility: Mitigating document accessibility issues and training document creators
Limited Capacity seats available

This session addresses two aspects of document accessibility issues and challenges. The first part of this session will address mitigation techniques in Adobe Acrobat used to identify and correct accessibility issues in PDF documents. The second part of the session will address the training of document creators in proper techniques to create documents relatively free of accessibility issues.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Simmons

Michael Simmons

Webmaster, Greenville County Schools
Webmaster for Greenville County Schools and certified secondary science teacher


Thursday October 21, 2021 12:45pm - 1:45pm EDT
MR204 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

2:00pm EDT

129 - Empowering students with disabilities through robotics
Limited Capacity seats available

The South Carolina Center for Assistive Technology and Educational Research (SC-CATER) is not just about assistive technology but also empowering students with disabilities in the STEM fields. A variety of robots are available for STEM education curriculum, but how can these provide be used to empower students with disabilities? This presentation will also focus on identifying some of the pros and cons of commercially available robots with specific disabilities.

Speakers
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Robert Dawson

Clinical Associate Professor, University of South Carolina
Robert David Dawson is a Clinical Associate Professor in the USC School of Medicine and codirector of the South Carolina Center for Assistive Technology and Educational Research. He has been working with assistive and adaptive technology since 1981 Ismahan Arslan-Ari, Ed.D. is the... Read More →


Thursday October 21, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
MR204 Myrtle Beach Convention Center

3:45pm EDT

20 - AT and Math: Assistive Technology to Support Math Instruction for Better Outcomes
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you hungry for new assistive technology (AT) tools in your teacher toolkit? Well join us in this session for a SMORGASBORD of AT tools you can incorporate into the classroom to support better math outcomes for all students. Tools will include websites, apps, and extensions for multiple operating systems/devices to ensure that you will walk away with at least one tool you can use to meet the needs of unique learners. Co-presenters Jenny Dillon – ED Associate, OSES SCDE, Sara Garrett – ED Associate, OSES SCDE, and Sara McKay – ED Associate, OSES SCDE.

Speakers
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Elizabeth Moore

Education Associate, South Carolina Department of Education Office of Special Education Services
Elizabeth Moore has worked in South Carolina schools for more than a decade. She joined the South Carolina Department of Education as an Assistive Technology Specialist and currently works with corrective actions, virtual professional development, and provides technical assistance... Read More →


Thursday October 21, 2021 3:45pm - 4:45pm EDT
MR202 Myrtle Beach Convention Center
 
Friday, October 22
 

9:00am EDT

126 - What do you know about the South Carolina Center for Assistive Technology and Educational Research (SC-CATER)?
Limited Capacity seats available

The SC-CATER is a free collaborative, interdisciplinary environment of faculty, professionals, and persons with disabilities working together to enhance the lives of persons with disabilities in the areas of school, and transitioning to work. At the heart of the Center are the core values of equality, equity, and access. We hold the belief that no person should be deprived of services, benefits, or opportunities due to a disability.

Speakers
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Robert Dawson

Clinical Associate Professor, University of South Carolina
Robert David Dawson is a Clinical Associate Professor in the USC School of Medicine and codirector of the South Carolina Center for Assistive Technology and Educational Research. He has been working with assistive and adaptive technology since 1981 Ismahan Arslan-Ari, Ed.D. is the... Read More →


Friday October 22, 2021 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
Ballroom C Myrtle Beach Convention Center

9:00am EDT

WORKSHOP 163 - Ride the Waves to Accessible Documents
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Lydia Hutto and Madalina Tudora from the South Carolina Department of Education to learn how to create accessible online documents. This session will discuss valuable, ready to use solutions for creating accessible Microsoft Word and PowerPoint documents. Now that most of us are working and learning online in some way, ensuring online accessibility is a must. Assistive Technology users require accessible online content in order to fully participate, so we will discuss how to make that happen. *$10 FEE REQUIRED TO ATTEND - PAYMENT CAN BE MADE AT REGISTRATION COUNTER*

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Friday October 22, 2021 9:00am - 11:00am EDT
MR204 Myrtle Beach Convention Center