Overview of Access Basics Terminology, Definitions, and Historical Use of Access to AAC and AT

Speaking: Karen Kangas and Tammy Thompson-Cooke

This first session in the A Closer Look at Access webinar series is meant to build the foundation before jumping into our Closer Look at Access webinar series. This webinar’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 that need to be considered with each individual student when supporting her/his use of assistive technology.