Satellite Broadcast on Assistive Technology
ginettep at seals.org
Mon Dec 20 12:04:10 PST 1999
ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY IN THE WORKPLACE
OFFICE AND COMPUTER-RELATED JOBS
A LIVE SATELLITE BROADCAST, JANUARY 26, 2000
Sponsored by Tech Connections*
Visualizing how assistive technology equipment and modifications can be
used in actual work settings is important for everyone. Consumers, VR
counselors, placement specialists, and employers need to see examples of
assistive technology and accommodations that work. Considering options
and looking at ways that technology (low-tech- high-tech) can create new
job opportunities are essential for rehabilitation programs, agencies,
schools and employers to enhance employment opportunities for
individuals with disabilities.
This live satellite broadcast, part of an ongoing series on assistive
technology in the workplace, will offer participants the opportunity
to interact while viewing actual accommodations and exploring
various other applications of assistive technology in the workplace.
This broadcast will focus on office and computer-related jobs. Actual
case studies will highlight accommodations for physical, sensory, and
Video segments will include perspectives from the person with the
disability, the employer, and the rehabilitation counselor.
WHEN WILL THE TELECONFERENCE TAKE PLACE?
Wednesday, January 26, 2000
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM (EST)
WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE?
Anyone interested in enhancing employment outcomes for persons with
disabilities. Vocational rehabilitation professionals, people with
disabilities, educators involved in transition planning, employers,
students in pre-service training programs, assistive technology
providers, and program managers.
WHAT CAN PARTICIPANTS EXPECT?
· Practical examples of AT and work site accommodations
· Case studies of assistive technology users
· Opportunities to interact and ask questions
· Resource information
· CRC credits
Facilitator packets containing discussion guides and suggestions for
onsite activities will be provided. Alternate format options are
available. Sites are encouraged to use the broadcast as a resource to
address local needs and enhance AT service delivery capacity.
WHERE CAN THE BROADCAST BE RECEIVED?
Arrangements can be made to receive the teleconference broadcast at
almost any nearby distance education site, such as a technical school,
college, or library. Many programs and agencies are equipped to
directly receive satellite broadcasts. If you are interested in
sponsoring a site, or have access to a site, please complete the
registration form (see information below) and return it with your
registration fee to Tech Connections.
This videoconference is offered via analog Ku-band satellite
transmission. The facilitators' packet will include instructions.
If you have technical questions or are not sure where you can view the
broadcast, Tech Connections staff will provide assistance. Call
1-877-TEK-SEEK or e-mail techconnections at crt.gatech.edu for more
HOW DO I REGISTER?
This is a national teleconference so it is important that you register
early to be a teleconference site. The registration form must be
submitted to Tech Connections * NO LATER THAN JANUARY 7, 2000 *.
Registration cost is a flat fee of $225 per downlink site. A discount
may be available for organizations sponsoring multiple sites -- call for
more information. Some downlink facilities may charge for the use of
their space, however, Tech Connections has no control in the matter.
Such fees, if incurred, are separate from the registration fee. Sites
have the option of recouping downlink and photocopy expenses for
reproduction of resource packets by charging participants a nominal fee.
A copy of the registration form for this conference can be found at:
*Tech Connections is a collaborative project of the United Cerebral
Palsy Associations, the Center for Rehabilitation Technology at the
Georgia Institute of Technology, and the Southeast Disability and
Business Technical Assistance Center. It is funded by a grant from the
National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research of the
Department of Education, Award #H133A980052.
Information & Referral Specialist
Washington Assistive Technology Alliance
1-800-214-8731 (Toll Free)
(509) 328-9350 (V, TTY)
(509) 326-2261 (Fax)
ginettep at seals.org
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