September 1, 2021
This session in the A Closer Look At Access series is meant to build the foundation before jumping into our Closer Look at Access series. This session's focus will include definitions, explanations, and specific discussion of the types of access currently available for use with augmentative communication devices and for other Assistive Technology devices (e.g., computers, iPad, Smartboard).
It will include the “standard and traditional” history of access techniques as well as assessment issues which need to be considered with each individual student when supporting her/his use of assistive technology.
- Define the term “access” as it relates to a student using assistive technology.
- Identify and describe three types of scanning.
- Describe two differences between electronic sensors and mechanical switches.
Title of Training: Overview of Access Basics: Terminology, Definitions, and Historical Use of Access to AAC and AT
Presenter: Karen Kangas
Training Date: 09/02/2021