Spotlight on Assistive Technology

Arizona Department of Education, Exceptional Student Services presents a series of one-day trainings on assistive technology. Topics, presenters and dates are listed below. For additional details, (including registration details, times and locations) see flyer:

  • Tony Vincent – IPads in the Classroom – January 13, 2015
  • Penny Reed – Assistive Technology Assessment – May 6, 2015

AAC in the Desert – Emergent Reading, Writing, AAC and Apps!

February 17-19, 2015; Disability Empowerment Center, Phoenix, Arizona

Three days of learning, sharing and fun focusing on students with significant disabilities, including students who use Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). For more information and registration, see flyer. View the final agenda.

PRC Workshop – SALI (Strategies for Access & Language Integration)

March 3, 2015; Communication & Technology Interventions for Children with Multiple Disabilities

Through demonstration, video example and hands on experience, participants explore eye gaze technology, infrared sensing (headtracking), joystick and alternative mouse control, touch access, single and multiple switch control for AAC devices. The workshop is presented by David Kay, M.Ed., OTR, and will be held in Gilbert, AZ. For information about the workshop, presenter and registration, see flyer.

ALDA National Conference

September 16-20, 2015; Scottsdale, Arizona

This is the annual national conference of the Association of Late Deafened Adults (ALDA), a national organization whose mission is to support the empowerment of deafened people. The conference is open to anyone wanting to learn more about the issues surrounding hearing loss.  People with hearing loss including those who are hard of hearing, culturally Deaf, late-deafened, and oral Deaf, will all be welcome at this conference.  In addition, local, regional, and national service providers and companies who want to reach out to the community of persons with hearing loss may be interested in attending and/or exhibiting/sponsorship at the conference. The link to the conference page is You can also follow ALDA on their Facebook page

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