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Presented by
Amber Inglis & Brian Lau
AT-BC Technology Coordinators
Assistive Technology - British Columbia
Assistive Technology - BC (AT-BC) provides assistive
technology resources to make learning and working
environments usable...
• Students with permanent disabilities who require
assistive technology to minimize disability related
barriers.
• Canada ...
• What is assistive technology?
“Assistive technology promotes greater independence by
enabling people to perform tasks th...
• What academic tasks can be enabled by its use?
o Communication
o Reading
o Writing:
 Taking notes
 Completing assignme...
• Technology can create time but it can also deplete it
• A person may present with more than one disability, and
how they...
• Telephone- (604)264-8295
• Email – info@at-bc.ca
• Website- http://www.at-bc.ca
• ATBC Tech Support Desk- 1-844-820-2822...
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VCC Assistive Technology Workshop, May 16/16

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VCC Assistive Technology Workshop, presented at 2016 VCC Educational Technology Showcase, Vancouver Community College.

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VCC Assistive Technology Workshop, May 16/16

  1. 1. Presented by Amber Inglis & Brian Lau AT-BC Technology Coordinators Assistive Technology - British Columbia
  2. 2. Assistive Technology - BC (AT-BC) provides assistive technology resources to make learning and working environments usable for people with disabilities throughout British Columbia. AT-BC offers a wide range of individualized, centrally coordinated technology services including assessments, assistive equipment, training, and consultation to enable persons with disabilities to achieve their educational and employment goals. Who is AT-BC?
  3. 3. • Students with permanent disabilities who require assistive technology to minimize disability related barriers. • Canada Student Grant (CSG) Program • Public Postsecondary Loan (PPL) Program • Staff who require access to technology support in order to accommodate a student with a permanent disability on campus. • Program for Institutional Loans of Assistive Technology (PILAT) Program Who at VCC can access AT-BC?
  4. 4. • What is assistive technology? “Assistive technology promotes greater independence by enabling people to perform tasks that they were formerly unable to accomplish, or had great difficulty accomplishing, by providing enhancements to, or changing methods of interacting with, the technology needed to accomplish such tasks.” – Wikipedia • Who can benefit from its use? o Hearing impairments o Visual impairments o Mobility impairments o Cognitive impairments Assistive Technology
  5. 5. • What academic tasks can be enabled by its use? o Communication o Reading o Writing:  Taking notes  Completing assignments  Writing exams o Physical Access to writing tools o Working in computer labs on campus o Mobility Assistive Technology
  6. 6. • Technology can create time but it can also deplete it • A person may present with more than one disability, and how they approach that disability may vary as well • What someone thinks they need may end up further hindering them rather than helping • The benefit(s) of assistive technology may not be immediate Important things to note
  7. 7. • Telephone- (604)264-8295 • Email – info@at-bc.ca • Website- http://www.at-bc.ca • ATBC Tech Support Desk- 1-844-820-2822 Contact Information

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