Dr. Linda Chmiliar and I presented the "The iPad as an Assistive Technology Tool for Students with Disabilities" research data including Phase 2 findings at the International Assistive Technology Conference CSUN (California State University at Northridge) in March of 2015.
One of the first sessions of the conference, our session was full with people standing along the walls. There were developers of apps, teachers, users, and members of the AT and accessibility community in attendance. Others who saw us present phase 2 at the International Conference on Computers Helping People wtih special needs (ICCHP), in Paris the summer of 2014, wanted to know more about the distance deployment model used in phase 2, apps that student chose and more. This study is published in the CSUN Journal of Technology.
in May 2015, Dr. Linda Chmiliar and I conducted our last international presentations before closing the research project on our ground braking research about he iPad as a Mobile Learning Tool for Students in Post-Seoncdary education, who have disabilities. This PACRim International Conference on Diversity and Disability "Deep Impact", was a great opportunity to connect with people from all over the world looking into UDL, education, and technology. Our presentation went great. Participants even stayed afterwards to get more information about the distance deployment strategies used for the iPads, the apps that students chose over a prescriptive method, support techniques and issues, as well as the educational benefits of providing alternative formats, accessible documents, and student success and satisfaction.
This site introduces Carrie, her projects, interests, involvements and sport career as a Paralympian for Canada. There are areas like Coaches Corner for athletes to connect for schedules and drills, other announcements with regard to adapted sport, assistive technology and accessibility. Contact Carrie for more information or to hire her for your project. Meet Carrie, a video created for the Alberta Innovates Conference.
Carrie Anton is a gold medalist from the Sydney Paralympic Summer Games in 2000, in the sport of Goalball. She continues promoting quality sport experiences as a director on the Edmonton Sport Council. Carrie has over 25 years experience as an assistive technology and accessibility specialist. She also has many roles in the community as a coach, fund raiser, and reporter for Accessible Media Inc. (AMI-tv). Carrie works on projects that advance and enhance quality experiences for people with disabilities in employment, education, sport and life.
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