Creating Assistive Technology Solutions in Minutes: A Make and Take Workshop

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Session Dates

Monday September 26, 2016 9:00 AM - 3:45 PM


In this hands-on workshop, participants will explore readily available tools and materials to quickly create multi-use assistive technology solutions to support access and communication for people with disabilities at home, school, work and play. Dr. Willkomm will share ideas and steps for fabricating a variety of AT solutions using materials such as Instamorph, double face loop, and PVC. She will differentiate the varied uses of hook/loop products, as participants make and modify tools for accommodating physical, sensory, communication, and learning barriers.


Participants will develop skills:

  • Using corrugated plastic to fabricate four devices for stabilizing communication aids and mobile devices.
  • Working with Loc-Line, PVC, and Instamorph to fabricate three devices (including a vertical device mount, magnification holder, and scan/read station).
  • Selecting and using hook/loop and twist-tie to fabricate three devices: cup holder, universal cuff, and switch mount.

Target Audience

Assistive Technology Consultants, Occupational Therapists, Speech/Language Pathologists, Teachers of Visually Impaired, General and Special Educators, families, people with disabilities, and others who work with or support persons with disabilities of all ages.

Individuals attending this course must arrive on time and stay the duration of the course in order to receive Act 48 Professional Education hours. Requests for exceptions are to be brought to the attention of the individualĀ“s Superintendent or IU Director prior to the course.

Topics Covered: Assistive technology

Event Info

Event Type:


Credit Type:

Act 48 Clock Hour
No credit


Therese Willkomm, PhD

Event Contact:


Karen Weaver


Susan Gill
800-441-3215 x 7226

Additional Info

*Please note that there is a materials fee of $50 per person which must be prepaid in order to attend. Cost is for materials only; there is no cost for credit(please disregard charges that are greater than the $50 materials fee). You will receive payment instructions upon registration.* Event is provided in partnership with PIAT / Temple University Institute on Disabilities.