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iPad Boot Camp

April 30, 2018

  • Check-In: 8:15 am to 8:45 am
  • Session: 8:45 am to 3:45 pm (lunch provided)
  • Hosted at Holy Spirit (3rd Floor PD Centre) 620 – 12B Street North, Lethbridge
  • Cost: $35
  • Registration: click here

Session Description:  The iPad Bootcamp will provide participants with:

  • an overview of the various accessibility features built into the iPad using the new iOS 11 operating system;
  • an overview of over 50 ways to adapt the iPad to accommodate for physical, vision, hearing, communication and intellectual disabilities;
  • hands-on activities  in creating iPad access solutions;
  • demonstrations of how to create a switch access recipe and innovative ways to use these recipes for individuals who experience physical disabilities;
  • demonstrations of iPad accessories; exploration of apps for functional limitations (text to speech and speech to text apps for learning disabilities;
  • apps for blind and low vision; apps for deaf and hard of hearing; alternative and augmentative communication
  • apps for executive function impairments;
  • reminding and prompting apps;
  • apps for self-regulation and relaxation; for aging; for employment/transition, and job coaching;
  • 101 uses for the iPad camera;
  • resources for finding and selecting appropriate apps  and hands-on experience in conducting an app analysis to identify specific features when matching an app with specific functional limitations.

Speaker Bio: Dr. Therese Willkomm

Therese Willkomm, Ph.D., ATP, directs the NH Statewide Assistive Technology (ATinNH) program with the Institute on Disability and is a clinical associate professor in the University of New Hampshire’s Department of Occupational Therapy. Known internationally as “The MacGyver of Assistive Technology” and more recently as an expert in iPad modifications and apps for individuals with disabilities, Dr. Willkomm has provided AT services for over 30 years. During that time, she has designed and fabricated over 1,200 solutions for individuals with disabilities including her patented A.T. Pad Stand, a multi-use assistive technology mounting device to provide hands-free holding solutions for individuals who experience paralysis. She has appeared on RFD TV, CNN, NPR Science Friday and has received numerous honors and awards including being invited to speak at the 2016 White House Summit on Technology and Disability.