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AUCD - Poster Symposium: Assistive and Accessible Technology

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Monday, December 5, 2016 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Location: Congressional Hall A

Session Description

 

AUCD poster symposia seek to deepen levels of engagement and connection between those interested in common topics. Posters have been hand-selected by a review committee and grouped by room around common themes. Facilitators will open each poster symposia with broad thoughts about the room's theme followed by a brief 2-3 minute presentation by each poster presenter, approximately 15 per room. Attendees will then have time for more in-depth exploration of the information presented and make connections with others in the room. Attendees are attend to select one symposia to attend during each time slot as space allows; pre-registration is not required.




Presenters

Assistive Technology Services for 21st Century Children Ages Birth through Five: A Demonstration of Navigating Change to Implement Best Practices
Suzanne Milbourne, PhD, Researcher, Center for Disabilities Studies, UCEDD/LEND
Suzanne Milbourne, PhD, Newark, DE, United States;
Beth Mineo, PhD, Newark, DE, United States;
Lisa Savino, PT, BAYADA Delaware Pediatrics Visits, New Castle, DE, United States;
Annette Mesner, OT, BAYADA Delaware Pediatrics Visits, New Castle, DE, United States;
Tracie Dickson, PhD, Department of Education, OSEP, Washington DC, DC, United States;

Learn about an active collaboration that is demonstrating efforts to bolster a service program's ability to navigate change and implement the use of assistive technology for children receiving early intervention services. Highlights of each organizations role, their collective vision, planning efforts and two practitioners' success stories will be shared.

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Maker Movement Manifesto: Navigating New Pathways to Enhance Access to Assistive Technology
Suzanne Milbourne, PhD, Researcher, Center for Disabilities Studies, UCEDD/LEND
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Across the country maker moments abound, many focused on propelling technology production. However, this approach has immediate benefit for the disability community. Learn about how a federally funded model demonstration program and a group of university students partner to implement a maker-movement called "fabricATe" - so that curious and creative people who enjoy learning love sharing what they can do and individuals with disabilities can participate in everyday life activities.

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Social Validity of Technology Assisted Language Intervention for Children who are Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing
Heather Innis, BS, family trainee, University of Cincinnati UCE, UCEDD/LEND
Molly Murrison, MA, Cincinnati, OH, United States, OH - University of Cincinnati UCE, UCEDD/LEND;

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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Inclusion 2.0 - Achieving Inclusion through Crafting Accessible Online Experiences
Art Frick, Web Developer, Institute on Disability, UCEDD
Jeff Coburn, Boston, MA, United States, MA - Institute for Community Inclusion/Boston Children's Hospital, UCEDD/LEND;

This panel discussion will provide an overview of the principles and theory behind web accessibility and present strategies on how to , craft accessible digital documents, create accessible and inclusive social media experiences, and ensure compliance and inclusion through testing and remediation efforts. This interactive session will feature several short, topical presentations with ample time for Q&A from in-person participants and via Twitter.

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An Analysis of Web Accessibility in the UCEDD Network, So How Are We Doing?
Cyndi Rowland, Ph.D., Associate Director, Center for Persons with Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND
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Web accessibility is an issue UCEED programs desire. Samples of 14 web pages from each UCEED, their institution, and State government were collected, and analyzed against elements of WCAG 2.0. Two thirds of UCEDDs exhibited errors. Contacts were made to identify components both successful and challenging for UCEDDs. Data will be shared and we will hold discussions with participants on the results, and implication within the network and beyond.


Telehealth Applications to Early Communication Intervention in Autism and Related Disabilities: Child Outcomes, Parent Fidelity, and Treatment Acceptability
Jessica Simacek, Doctoral Candidate, Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute on Community Integration, UCEDD/LEND
Joe Reichle, PhD, University of MN, Minneapolis, MN, United States, MN - Institute on Community Integration, UCEDD/LEND;
Adele F. Dimian, Doctoral Candidate, University of MN, Minneapolis, MN, United States, MN - Institute on Community Integration, UCEDD/LEND;

This panel focuses on the central theme of telehealth as an intervention delivery mechanism. The series of presentations discuss: (1) child outcomes from parent-implemented communication assessment and intervention for young children with autism and related disabilities, (2) high tech augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) intervention for young learners with multiple disabilities, and (3) parent fidelity to intervention, parent reported treatment acceptability, and technical considerations with telehealth.


Using Assistive Technology to Reduce the Graduation Gap in Maryland Public Schools
Andrew Siske, Law Degree, Law Clerk, Kennedy Krieger Institute, UCEDD/LEND
Maureen Van Stone, MS, Esq., Baltimore, MD, United States, MD - Kennedy Krieger Institute, UCEDD/LEND;
Mallory Finn, JD, Baltimore, MD, United States, MD - Kennedy Krieger Institute, UCEDD/LEND;
Christopher Smith, Ph.D, Baltimore, MD, United States, MD - Kennedy Krieger Institute, UCEDD/LEND;

This study seeks to identify barriers to access to AT for persons with disabilities in Maryland, and to advocate for greater funding for (1) further research into the costs and benefits of AT services in Maryland schools, and (2) increasing AT in schools across the state in order to bolster the graduation rates for persons with disabilities.

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