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Concepts of Assessment, Technology Tools and College Resources

Assistive Technology Assessment: AMAC TechMatch


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Assessment, Tools and Resource (prezi)

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Overview

The road to Assistive Technology is filled with Assessments, Tools and Resources. This training and page of information will hopefully make that journey satisfying and fruitful!

This presentation will explore standard assessment and assistive technology tools with time to share the resources offered throguh AMAC. When you better understand the concepts and types of assessments available you can better participate in assessment and use the information to get the most out of the assistive technology tools and resources. Participants will learn what tools and features, informational supports and resources that will help them to continue or start their use of assistive technology.

What you will Learn

  • Resources for College
  • AMAC Overview:
    • AccessText Network
    • STEPP is an eTextbook rental program offering cost-effective textbooks that "all" students can read.
    • Examples of Alternative Material (electronic, alterna-sensory)
  • Audio
    • CD
    • MP3
    • Wav
  • Print Related Disability
    • Accommodation: Alternative Media same information, same expectations different format

Other Resources

Prezi Show


AMAC Training

The Alternative Media Access Center (AMAC) is committed to removing barriers for individuals with disabilities by improving the human condition through technology in academic and workplace environments.

Tools for Life

Tools for Life, Georgia's Assistive Technology Act Program, gives more options for greater freedom by increasing access to and acquisition of assistive technology (AT) devices and services for Georgians of all ages and disabilities so they can live, learn, work, and play independently in communities of their choice.

CAST: Center for Applied Special Technology

CAST is a nonprofit research and development organization that works to expand learning opportunities for all individuals, especially those with disabilities, through Universal Design for Learning.

Microsoft Enable Website (Case Studies)

CATEA; Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access

CATEA is a multidisciplinary engineering and design research center dedicated to enhancing the health, activity and participation of people with functional limitations through the application of assistive and universally designed technologies in real world environments, products and devices. Faculty Resources: Making standard faculty educational documents adhere to Universal Design.

University of Washington: Do-It Center

The international DO-IT Center promotes the success of individuals with disabilities and the use of computer and networking technologies to increase their independence, productivity, and participation in education and careers.

More Universal Design for Learning Resources

Presenter / Contact

Joe Tedesco, M.Ed., ATP

AMAC Learning and Development Manager

joe.tedesco@amac.gatech.edu

404-894-8000

Joe Tedesco, is responsible for the development and on-going delivery of AMAC services to its members. Joe earned his Masters of Education degree at Wayne State University in Detroit and was awarded a certificate in Assistive Technology from the University of Miami. He was among the first professionals in the state of Georgia to earn his certification as an Assistive Technology Practitioner (ATP).

Joe has presented at conferences nationally on topics related to the use of assistive technology, technology and literacy, implementing technology in schools, and computer reuse. He enjoys providing training and is recognized for his knowledgeable yet practical approach to technology and education. Joe stays involved with local groups who work to bring assistive technology services into the lives of individuals with disabilities. His career has afforded him a variety of experiences leading to a rich understanding of the disability field and the effects of technology. His past experiences include Early Intervention (DHR), Even Start (Coordinator, DOE), Tech-Able (Director, Assistive Technology Resource Center), as well as private sector experience in the area of direct delivery of services, and Marcus Institute and Lekotek.

He has been recognized two years in a row by the Department of Labor's Tools for Life Program for his ability to foster collaboration among agencies and organizations in Georgia. Joe proudly serves as Vice Chair of the Georgia State Rehabilitation Council.