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This year’s theme, “Celebrating 40 Years of Progressive Leadership,” acknowledges TASH’s 40 years of generating change within the disability community and anticipates a brighter, more inclusive future for people with disabilities in all aspects of life. Each year, the TASH Conference impacts the disability field by connecting attendees to innovative information and resources, facilitating connections between stakeholders within the disability movement, and helping attendees reignite their passion for an inclusive world.

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Thursday, December 3 • 9:20am - 10:10am
The iPad - A Gateway Technology to Greater Independence and Social Connection FULL

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As a form of mainstream technology, the iPad has been revolutionary in terms of its accessibility to a variety of people including individuals with disabilities. This presentation will discuss the different ways that the iPad and related technologies can support greater independence and social connection for adults with disabilities. Examples of apps in the areas of internet access, reading, writing, communication, recreation and time management will be demonstrated. A self-advocate who has used an iPad extensively for communication and employment will share his experiences.. OBJECTIVES:?Explain why access to technologies like the iPad are essential to independent living and inclusion in the community ?Describe the different ways in which iPad technology can be used to increase a a person?s independence and social interaction in everyday life ?Identify the key elements of support that are necessary for a person to effectively use iPads ?Identify possible barriers to the use of iPads with adults with developmental disabilities ?Identify iPad applications in the areas of communication, literacy and independent living that can be used with adults


Pascal Cheng

Communication Specialist, Howard Center

Thursday December 3, 2015 9:20am - 10:10am
Salon B 1401 SW Naito Parkway Portland, OR 97201

Attendees (30)

Waitlist (7)