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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Free Upcoming Webinars

October 2014 
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Dear SoCal AAC-Network,

We bring you all the free online events we can find. Most of these require pre-registration, so visit the link to see if sign up is required.

Free Webinars (scroll over for links)

iPad: Accessibility from SETC in WA
Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 3:30 PM Pacific, 6:30 PM Eastern

How Visual Learning Software Can Create Personalized Learning Environments
from Georgia Project for AT
Thursday October 9 2014 at12 PM Pacific, 3 PM Eastern

Advocating for Your Rights & Acquiring AT from the CA Dept. of Rehabilitation
from AbilityTools (formerly
Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 10:30 AM Pacific, 1:30 PM Eastern        

AT for Common Core College & Career Readiness for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities from AbleNet
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 4:30 PM Pacific, 7:30 PM Eastern

Sorting through AAC Options (Apps / Devices): Making Educated Choices from AbleNet
Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 12 PM Pacific, 3 PM Eastern

Exploring Transition Service Plan Technology Supports from Georgia Project for AT
Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 12 PM Pacific, 3 PM Eastern

Google Chrome as Assistive Technology from Texas AT Network
10/28/2014 at 9 AM Pacific, 12 PM Eastern

K-12 Teachers may also want to look at the 14 other webinars from the Special Ed. Technology Center in WA, held at 3:30 PM Pacific, 6:30 PM Eastern. Topics include iPad apps for fine motor, augmentative communication, and resources for autism.

Developers: EASI is planning 2 webinars on Creating and Testing for Accessible Apps in iOS and Android. Dates to be announced.

Transition of Interest? The Maryland AT Network has three sessions on Apps to Support a Successful Transition (10/1, 10/30, and 11/3, at Noon Pacific, 3 PM Eastern.)

Recent Archived Events

Android is Accessible. Really. "Quick start guide" to accessibility services, settings, and apps routinely used by the eyes-free Android community. From ADA Online Learning.

Accessing Your iPad With A Switch from the ALS Association.

AT for Reading Accommodations:From Low Tech to High–Tech from Learning Ally, presented by Kirk Behnke and Mike Marotta.

iOS8 Access News

Guide to Accessibility of iOS8: all disabilities.
Top 8  Features of iOS8 for blind and hearing impaired users.

Free Apps of Possible Interest

Fleksy: A faster keyboard for iOS and Android. Better word prediction.
AnyDo: Task list, calendar, and more. iOS and Android. Voice or text input.
Claro MagX: Magnifier for iPhone, iPad. High definition.

Click here to like us on Facebook and get late additions to the webinar calendar. And share your own AT news!The Accessible Technology Coalition is a volunteer & grant-funded project, started with ARRA funds through the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF) who is working minimize the Digital Divide in California.


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