This is about a free webinar that anyone can watch and learn from. The webinar is about Assistive Technology Supports for Transitioning High School Students and was presented by Dr. Tanner of UH Manoa.
ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY SUPPORTS & STRATEGIES FOR COLLEGE & TRANSITIONING HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
Date originally aired: February 19, 2020
Presenter: Adam Tanners received his Ph.D. in Education from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM), with a specialization in Special Education. His research interests include universal design in education and use of everyday technologies as accommodations to students with disabilities. His past experience includes working as a counselor at the Student Disability Services office at the University of Iowa and Assistive Technology Specialist at UC Berkeley. Dr. Tanners is currently working as a faculty member at UHM College of Education (COE). His roles at the COE include instructional design of online courses, developing/maintaining the college website, instructional/technical support of other faculty, and occasionally teaching.
Description: Dr. Tanners will be discussing how technology can aid college students with learning differences, such as dyslexia, in areas of academic skills, executive function skills and time management. There will also be discussion of the importance of, and strategies for, self-advocacy and the use of technology.
Dr. Tanners will discuss and demonstrate a few examples of some inexpensive and useful technologies for high school and college-aged students with learning differences.
Leadership in Disabilities and Achievement in Hawaii will be hosting a weeklong lunchtime series on a whole bunch of super-useful topics.
They are keeping it short and sweet, and with Zoom as an option for those of us who have the good fortune to live on the Big Island!
So, when you register for the series, just say in your registration that you will need a Zoom link, and they will send you one!
245 N. Kukui Street #205, Honolulu – those of us on the Big Island, just let let them know we will be attending via Zoom (video conferencing), and they will send us a link to access the conference through the url.
Schedule For The Week:
February 10: Explore Present Levels of Academic Performance
This is an unusual email from Disability Rights Hawaii, to give you a special chance to influence your County. The deadline is August 30 — the end of this month — to fill out and submit the Impact Status Surveys. Here is why these are both important and accessible for you to submit.
Although the Surveys are being described as mostly relevant for people who were affected by the recent eruptions, the topics actually affect everyone, and any County concerns can be addressed. The one labelled “Household Impact” is the survey mostly for people directly affected by the eruption. The one called “Business Impact” is for business owners. We recommend you fill out the one labelled “Community Impact.” (Community — that’s us.)
Here’s the complication: Problems of accessibility for people with disability are mentioned nowhere in the survey. But we all know that a lot of problems still exist in the community for people with disabilities — lack of accessible affordable housing, lack of police enforcement of the law against violating accessible parking spaces, and so on. The GOOD news: there are dozens of “Comments” sections that you can use to describe your problems and how County agencies could help solve them. (At least to recognize the problems!)
We have been assured that these surveys will be taken seriously by County representatives for the completion of our 10-year plan. If you know of problems that you think the County might need to hear about — TELL THEM!
This message is from Disability Rights Hawaii. Ordinarily we only use email to inform you about our bimonthly meetings, but this topic is so important the DRH Board of Directors decided we needed to let you know.