ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY SUPPORTS & STRATEGIES FOR COLLEGE & TRANSITIONING HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
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.