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Assistive Technology of Alaska<br />AT for Home and Community<br />Margaret Cisco, ATLA AT Specialist<br />
Housekeeping<br />CEU Announcement<br />Resources<br />Follow-up survey<br />Assistive Technology of Alaska<br />
What is Assistive Technology of Alaska?<br />Federal Tech Act Project for the State<br />Information, Demonstration, Train...
Objectives<br />Participants will know what AT is and why it is important to consider AT for home and community living.<br...
What is Assistive Technology?<br />What is Assistive Technology?<br />Assistive Technology of Alaska<br />
Why AT in the Senior Years?<br />Why AT for Home and Community?<br />Because disability is a natural part of the human exp...
Maintaining Lifestyles As We Age<br />Quality of Life<br />Positioning and Mobility<br />Vision<br />Hearing<br />Assistiv...
Considering AT<br />Considering AT<br /><ul><li>What are the activities the person enjoys and could continue to enjoy with...
Safety (call for assistance and maintain safety in the home)
Comfort – the person will actually use the device
Making every day tasks easier with AT</li></ul>Assistive Technology of Alaska<br />
Why AT for Positioning & Mobility ?<br />Prevent pressure sores<br />Prevent contractures<br />Prevent respiratory issues<...
AT for Seating & Mobility<br />Assistive Technology of Alaska<br />Seat Assists<br /> Walkers<br />Scooters<br />Specializ...
Mobility - Not Just For Big People<br />Assistive Technology of Alaska<br />Walkers<br /> Gait Trainers<br />Wheelchairs  ...
AT for Positioning and Mobility<br />Assistive Technology of Alaska<br />Bed Rails<br />Roll guards<br />Bed Wedges<br />B...
AT for Mobility<br />Assistive Technology of Alaska<br />Bath benches<br />Shower seats<br />Grab bars<br />Ramps		Stair c...
Mounting systems and accessories<br />Assistive Technology of Alaska<br />AT for Seating, Positioning, & Mobility<br /><ul...
  Bags
Reacher/Grabbers</li></li></ul><li>AT for Vision<br />Lighted Magnifiers<br />Merlin - Desktop Video Magnifier<br />Eye-Pa...
AT for Vision<br />Bold writing pens<br />Contrast and low sheen<br />Extra lighting / more concentrated<br />Self threadi...
Web Access - Vision<br />Zoomtext – Magnifies text across all computer programs up to 36x<br />WebEyes- Magnification for ...
AT for Hearing<br />AT for Hearing<br />Personal <br />Assisted listening devices<br />Alert Systems<br />Amplified Phones...
AT for Hearing<br />Alert systems (phones, doorbell, motion)<br />Amplified telephones or added amplifier<br />FM systems ...
AT for Memory<br />Assistive Technology of Alaska<br />Automatic Faucet Automatic  Toilet<br />Talking Photo Album<br />Si...
AT for Memory<br />Assistive Technology of Alaska<br />Voice Alert<br />Vibrating Timers<br />Finder Alarms<br />LiveScrib...
AT for Memory<br />Auto shut off devices (i.e. coffee pots, irons)<br />Hand held devices (all-in-one) <br />Medication di...
AT for Communication<br />Assistive Technology of Alaska<br />iTouch - Communication Applications<br />Voice output device...
AT for Communication<br />Single message<br />Two messages<br />Sequence of messages<br />One or more messages<br />Wearab...
AT for Household Tasks<br />Assistive Technology of Alaska<br />  Check Writing Guide<br />Easy Key Turner<br />Special Di...
Assistive Technology of Alaska<br />AT for Recreation<br />Wii games<br />Kindle or Nook<br />iTouch<br />Card shuffler<br...
AT for Recreation<br />Adapted exercise bikes<br />Gardening tools<br />Hand held electronic card games<br />Large print b...
AT Tools for Computer Access<br /><ul><li>Computer access (Input)
Speech recognition
Alternative mouse options
Alternative keyboard options
Switch interface options
Computer output
Speech
Visual</li></ul>        ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
Recreation AT For Kids Too!<br />Reading<br />Switch Activated Toys<br />I Touch game apps<br />Assistive Technology of Al...
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AT for Home and Community Living

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PRESENTER: Margaret Cisco
This webinar exlpores how low-to-high tech AT tools can support a person living at home and getting out into the community. The webinar will explore AT tools that will enable someone to complete household tasks and typical home activities, AT tools that will support community participation, and AT tools that will support involvement in recreational activities.

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AT for Home and Community Living

  1. 1. Assistive Technology of Alaska<br />AT for Home and Community<br />Margaret Cisco, ATLA AT Specialist<br />
  2. 2. Housekeeping<br />CEU Announcement<br />Resources<br />Follow-up survey<br />Assistive Technology of Alaska<br />
  3. 3. What is Assistive Technology of Alaska?<br />Federal Tech Act Project for the State<br />Information, Demonstration, Training, Loan, and Recycle/Re-use<br />Focus Areas<br />Vision, Hearing, Communication, Computer Access, ECU, Learning and Cognitive<br />Other Activities<br />AT product and device sales<br />In depth topic training by request<br />AT assessment<br />Assistive Technology of Alaska<br />
  4. 4. Objectives<br />Participants will know what AT is and why it is important to consider AT for home and community living.<br />Participants will identify three AT devices or products to consider.<br />Participants will be aware of three resources that offer information about AT for home and community living.<br />Assistive Technology of Alaska<br />
  5. 5. What is Assistive Technology?<br />What is Assistive Technology?<br />Assistive Technology of Alaska<br />
  6. 6. Why AT in the Senior Years?<br />Why AT for Home and Community?<br />Because disability is a natural part of the human experience<br />We all want to make our own choices<br />Life activities<br />Where we live<br />Who we associate with<br />We all need to be able to communicate<br />We want to be able to do what we once did<br />Using AT is a natural part of living<br />Assistive Technology of Alaska<br />
  7. 7. Maintaining Lifestyles As We Age<br />Quality of Life<br />Positioning and Mobility<br />Vision<br />Hearing<br />Assistive Technology of Alaska<br />Communication<br />Memory and Organization<br />Household <br />Recreation<br />
  8. 8. Considering AT<br />Considering AT<br /><ul><li>What are the activities the person enjoys and could continue to enjoy with AT?
  9. 9. Safety (call for assistance and maintain safety in the home)
  10. 10. Comfort – the person will actually use the device
  11. 11. Making every day tasks easier with AT</li></ul>Assistive Technology of Alaska<br />
  12. 12. Why AT for Positioning & Mobility ?<br />Prevent pressure sores<br />Prevent contractures<br />Prevent respiratory issues<br />Prevent bone loss<br />Enable hand use<br />Increase stimulation, socialization, participation<br />Aging in place<br />Assistive Technology of Alaska<br />
  13. 13. AT for Seating & Mobility<br />Assistive Technology of Alaska<br />Seat Assists<br /> Walkers<br />Scooters<br />Specialized wheelchairs<br />Wheelchairs <br />
  14. 14. Mobility - Not Just For Big People<br />Assistive Technology of Alaska<br />Walkers<br /> Gait Trainers<br />Wheelchairs <br />
  15. 15. AT for Positioning and Mobility<br />Assistive Technology of Alaska<br />Bed Rails<br />Roll guards<br />Bed Wedges<br />Bed pull ups<br />Hoyer Lift<br />Bed sensor alarms<br />
  16. 16. AT for Mobility<br />Assistive Technology of Alaska<br />Bath benches<br />Shower seats<br />Grab bars<br />Ramps Stair climbers<br />Emergency Evacuation Assists<br />
  17. 17. Mounting systems and accessories<br />Assistive Technology of Alaska<br />AT for Seating, Positioning, & Mobility<br /><ul><li> Cup holders
  18. 18. Bags
  19. 19. Reacher/Grabbers</li></li></ul><li>AT for Vision<br />Lighted Magnifiers<br />Merlin - Desktop Video Magnifier<br />Eye-Pal –Combination reader/magnifier<br />Handheld Video Magnifier<br />Assistive Technology of Alaska<br />
  20. 20. AT for Vision<br />Bold writing pens<br />Contrast and low sheen<br />Extra lighting / more concentrated<br />Self threading needles<br />Stand magnifiers<br />Talking telephones<br />Talking watches, clocks and thermostats<br />Assistive Technology of Alaska<br />
  21. 21. Web Access - Vision<br />Zoomtext – Magnifies text across all computer programs up to 36x<br />WebEyes- Magnification for Internet Explorer<br /> from 4-144pt<br />Mozilla Firefox Web Browser (free)<br />Comes with built in magnification-increase magnification with NoSquint free add on for Firefox, allows settings for background, color, remembers settings<br />Assistive Technology of Alaska<br />
  22. 22. AT for Hearing<br />AT for Hearing<br />Personal <br />Assisted listening devices<br />Alert Systems<br />Amplified Phones<br />Loop systems<br />FM Systems<br />Easy Amplified Cell Phones<br />Assistive Technology of Alaska<br />
  23. 23. AT for Hearing<br />Alert systems (phones, doorbell, motion)<br />Amplified telephones or added amplifier<br />FM systems (theatre, church)<br />Hearing aids and loop system<br />Personal listening devices<br />Telecommunication devices (TTY, video phone, relay, text message)<br />Vibrating pagers / alert systems<br />Assistive Technology of Alaska<br />
  24. 24. AT for Memory<br />Assistive Technology of Alaska<br />Automatic Faucet Automatic Toilet<br />Talking Photo Album<br />Simple Photo Phone<br />Smart Phones + Special Software <br />Pill reminder /alarm<br />Smart Phones<br />PDAs<br />
  25. 25. AT for Memory<br />Assistive Technology of Alaska<br />Voice Alert<br />Vibrating Timers<br />Finder Alarms<br />LiveScribe Pulse Pen<br />Simplified TV Remote<br />Recording to Remember<br />
  26. 26. AT for Memory<br />Auto shut off devices (i.e. coffee pots, irons)<br />Hand held devices (all-in-one) <br />Medication dispensers (daily, weekly, complex)<br />Microwave or toaster ovens w/ auto shut off<br />Reminder tools or systems to help prompt<br />Alarms / voice reminders<br />Vibrating reminders<br />Calling services<br />Assistive Technology of Alaska<br />
  27. 27. AT for Communication<br />Assistive Technology of Alaska<br />iTouch - Communication Applications<br />Voice output devices<br />Low-tech boards<br />Text Communication<br />Voice Amplifiers<br />High-Tech communication<br />
  28. 28. AT for Communication<br />Single message<br />Two messages<br />Sequence of messages<br />One or more messages<br />Wearable<br />Assistive Technology of Alaska<br />
  29. 29. AT for Household Tasks<br />Assistive Technology of Alaska<br /> Check Writing Guide<br />Easy Key Turner<br />Special Dishes & Utensils<br />Dressing Aids<br />Pan Holder<br />Lighting<br />
  30. 30. Assistive Technology of Alaska<br />AT for Recreation<br />Wii games<br />Kindle or Nook<br />iTouch<br />Card shuffler<br />Needle Threader<br />Large Print Cards<br />
  31. 31. AT for Recreation<br />Adapted exercise bikes<br />Gardening tools<br />Hand held electronic card games<br />Large print books, crossword puzzles, embroidery patterns<br />Stand magnifiers and extra light<br />Computers for browsing, social networking, shopping, etc.<br />Assistive Technology of Alaska<br />
  32. 32. AT Tools for Computer Access<br /><ul><li>Computer access (Input)
  33. 33. Speech recognition
  34. 34. Alternative mouse options
  35. 35. Alternative keyboard options
  36. 36. Switch interface options
  37. 37. Computer output
  38. 38. Speech
  39. 39. Visual</li></ul> ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
  40. 40. Recreation AT For Kids Too!<br />Reading<br />Switch Activated Toys<br />I Touch game apps<br />Assistive Technology of Alaska<br />
  41. 41. Recreation AT For Kids Too!<br />+<br />+<br />
  42. 42. Recreation AT For Kids Too!<br />+<br />+<br /> ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
  43. 43. Choosing AT<br />
  44. 44. Choosing AT<br />First THE INDIVIDUAL<br />Needs<br />Abilities<br />Expectations<br />Tasks<br />Barriers<br />Environments<br />Then the TECHNOLOGY<br />
  45. 45. Step 1 Gather Information<br />Step 1 – Gathering Information<br /><ul><li>Strengths
  46. 46. Limitations
  47. 47. Preferences
  48. 48. Whathas already been tried?
  49. 49. What has worked?
  50. 50. What has not worked?
  51. 51. Diagnosis (medical, psychological, speech)</li></ul>Assistive Technology of Alaska<br />
  52. 52. Step 2 – Identify AT Possibilities<br />Generate Continuum of Potential AT Solutions<br />High Tech<br />Low Tech<br />Person or support team makes an informed decision and selection<br />Assistive Technology of Alaska<br />
  53. 53. Step 3 – Implement and Evaluate AT<br />Teach the AT tools <br /><ul><li>To the person using it
  54. 54. To caregivers/parents who will need to support it</li></ul>Continuously evaluate<br /><ul><li>Ability to use and support the AT
  55. 55. Effectiveness and appropriateness of the AT</li></ul>If the AT is not effective, select another option from the low-to-high list and continue this process <br />Assistive Technology of Alaska<br />
  56. 56. Outcome Measures for AT<br />Person uses AT to accomplish the goal <br />Completes tasks more independently <br />Completes task more efficiently <br />Completes with increased safety<br />Completes with increased safety<br />Assistive Technology of Alaska<br />
  57. 57. AT Resources - Demonstrations<br />Demonstration Centers<br />ATLAAlaska Center for Blind and Visually Impaired (ACBVI)<br />Independent Living Centers<br />Special Education Service Agency (SESA)<br />Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation<br />Other<br />Assistive Technology of Alaska<br />
  58. 58. AT Resources - www.aktradingpost.org<br />Assistive Technology of Alaska<br />
  59. 59. AT Resources - Reutilization<br />Recycling / Reuse (All Ages)<br />ACBVI<br />AK Trading Post (www.aktradingpost.org)<br />ATLA<br />Craig’s List and eBay<br />Independent Living Centers Loan Closets<br />Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation Programs<br />Assistive Technology of Alaska<br />
  60. 60. AT Resources - Internet<br />Just a few of the resources from this presentation<br />AbleNet<br />Alzheimers Store<br />Enabling Devices<br />Fischer Price<br />Harris Communications<br />Independent Living Aids<br />Life Solutions Plus<br />Assistive Technology of Alaska<br />

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