Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology Training was presented on July 19, 2017. The training dealt with the following information and can be viewed by clicking on each part.

Class Materials:
Assistive Technology Power Point Presentation (pdf)

What is assistive technology?

Keven Drumheller, Arc Northern Chesapeake Region, chief operating officer - introduction
Denise Schuler – Maryland TAP (Technology Assistance Program)

Part 1 video: What is assistive technology?
Topics include:

  • Overview of assistive technology
  • How assistive technology helps people of differing abilities
  • How assistive technology helps everyone
  • About TAP
  • Aids for daily living
  • Augmentative communication and speech aids

Part 2 video: Assistive technology devices
Topics include:

  • Devices for the hard of hearing
  • Aids for the blind/low vision
  • Adaptive computer access devices
  • Head mouse option
  • Eye gaze systems
  • Environmental controls
  • Work accommodations
  • Cognitive/memory/learning aids
  • There’s an App for That
  • Information and referral

Part 3 video: Assistive technology programs
Topics include:

  • Additional assistive technology device examples
  • Equipment loan and demonstration
  • Assistive technology loan program
  • Contacts and wrap-op