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AUCD - Poster Symposium: Technology, Assistive Technology & Universal Design

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Monday, November 6, 2017 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Location: Congressional Ballroom C


Presenters

The Evaluation of Wheelchairs, Wheelchair Tie-downs Occupant Restraint Systems and Occupant Protection on Transport Planes
Michele Erwin, BA, , All Wheels Up
Michele Erwin, BA, All Wheels Up, Frisco, TX, United States;
Tara DeAndrea, BA, All Wheels Up, Frisco, TX, United States;
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All Wheels Up is crash testing wheelchair tie-down systems and wheelchairs for commercial and private flight. All Wheels Up has conducted the first proof of concept study with an FAA approved crash test facility. With positive results we are moving forward with testing current market restraint systems to develop a system for aviation purposes.


New Trends in Technical Assistance: Using Distance Mentoring to Increase Efficiency and Child Outcomes
Robin Greenfield, Ph.D, Associate Director, Center on Disabilities and Human Development, UCEDD
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This poster session will provide information on a distance mentoring model that is being used to provide consultation and support to teachers and families. The process is also being used as a transition tool for training new staff.

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Using Technology to Expand the Reach of LEND Trainees
Keith Stein, Application Support Analyst/Programmer, Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND
Marlene LaDuke, Rochester, NY, United States, NY - Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND;
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Clever ways to help lift the voices of your past, present, and future LEND trainees. These ideas will help promote your LEND programs, stay connected with alumni, educate current trainees, and broadly share information with our ever-growing network. Topics covered include: Staying connected with your alumni; Creating interactive maps; Using video conferencing technology to expand your program's reach; Engaging trainees using Facebook

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A New York UCEDD Collaborative: Putting Technology to Work
Kaitlyn Richardson, Master of Public Policy, Director of Employment Programs, Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND
Naomi Brickel, MSEd, Valhalla, NY, United States, NY - Westchester Institute for Human Development, UCEDD/LEND;
Izel Obermeyer, OT, Valhalla, NY, United States, NY - Westchester Institute for Human Development, UCEDD/LEND;

Technology has the ability to expand opportunities and make connections in ways not available before. Join two NY UCEDDs for a panel discussion on how technology is working for New Yorkers with disabilities. From learning about multimedia technology for self-determination, to self-directing the IEP process, to navigating the path to competitive employment, you will be sure to leave with innovative ideas to bring back to your state.

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Augmentative and Alternative Communication Devices and the Individuals Who Borrow Them
A'Dreanna Truesdell, Bachelor of Arts in Speech Pathology & Audiology, , Center for Disability Resources, UCEDD/LEND
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Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) devices have shown to be groundbreaking in their ability to improve communication for individuals with communication disorders. The South Carolina Assistive Technology Program (SCATP) is a federally funded program that assists individuals with communication disorders gain access to AAC devices. This poster will show the findings of a study which examined the quality of SCATP's device loan service for individuals who borrow AAC devices.

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Working to Ensure Digital Inclusion-An Update on the Rights of People with Cognitive Disabilities to Technology and Information Access
Genevieve Berry, Psychology, BA, Content Marketing and Community Manager, Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities
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As technology's sphere of influence continues to grow and permeate all aspects of daily life; legislation and industry standards that guarantee technology rights of people with cognitive disabilities must be established and secured. Using The Rights of People with Cognitive Disabilities to Technology and Information Access as a guide, this presentation offers strategies and tips from the field and Coleman grant recipients that have produced successful programs, partnerships, and policy.


Pictures Say 1,000 Words: Findings from the UniD Project on Audio Description Mobile App for the National Park Service
Thomas Conway, Media Coordinator, Center on Disability Studies, UCEDD/LEND
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This presentation will showcase the findings from the 3 year contract with the National Park Service in developing a mobile app for audio describing brochures. The open-source application provides online training for uploading text and audio descriptions of photographs, illustrations, and maps for blind and visually impaired users to navigate thru park site information on their own mobile device. Presentation will demonstrate back end input of information and resulting app.


Case Study in Modeling Accessibility for Online Instruction
Thomas Conway, Ph.D, Media Coordinator, Center on Disability Studies, UCEDD/LEND
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This research study provides a unique opportunity in evaluating how people with disabilities engage with online learning. The four participants covered the spectrum of disability with sight, hearing, traumatic brain injury, and autism.


Social Validity of Technology Assisted Language Intervention for Children who are Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing
Samantha Secrist, MA, Speech Language Pathologist, University of Cincinnati UCE, UCEDD/LEND
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This research investigated the social validity of the Technology Assisted Language Intervention (TALI) for children who are Deaf or hard-of-hearing (DHH) using family interviews and community focus group of individuals working with children who are DHH. Positive results included expanding vocabulary and verbal communication skills using an enjoyable and motivating intervention. Reported barriers included school adoption and modification of TALI to keep up with child's advancing language.

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Building the Capacity for Inclusive Education in Nairobi Kenya Using Universal Design for Instruction and Learning and Inclusive Education Strategies
Evan Borisinkoff, PhD, Director for Research and Evaluation, North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities, UCEDD
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This poster presentation will provide an overview of the ADA International Fellowship exchange program between the Kenya Institute of Special Education (KISE) and the North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities (NDCPD). Findings and implications of implementing an inclusive education project utilizing Universal Design for Instruction and Learning (UDIL) and inclusive education practices in Nairobi Kenya will be presented.

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Using Technology to Increase Independence for Students with Disabilities
Zipporah Levi-Shackleford, M.Ed, EDD Candidate, Medium Term Trainee Faculty, Partnership for People with Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND
Sherrie Washington, Creative Approach Development Center, LLC, Richmond, VA, United States, VA - Partnership for People with Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND;

Students with disabilities often struggle with skill development in areas directly correlated with independence. The rapidly growing field of technology has many tools that can help them improve these skills, be less dependent on others and live lives based on their personal preferences.


Document Accessibility Training: From a Distance
Shawn Wright, Masters Education , IT Analyst , Center on Disabilities and Human Development, UCEDD
Cari Murphy, PhD, Moscow, ID, United States;
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The Center on Disabilities and Human Development at the University of Idaho has built an introduction to creating accessible documents (Word, PowerPoint and PDF) as a set of mini-courses offered through the CDHD Learning Management System to employees on-site and across the state. Since the courses are about designing accessible documents, it was important to make sure the coursework itself was accessible and hosted in an accessible online environment.

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