Making AT: A Solutions Workshop

Speaker: Bill Binko 

In this interactive, hands-on session, participants will become "AT Makers" as they engage in the process of creating AT products using readily available materials. Participants will build projects such as switches, switch interfaces, 3D printed mounts, while learning how this solutions-driven mindset and skill set can be applied in a variety of situations to meet some of the AT needs of students with disabilities. 

Credits: Act 48, ASHA, PSYCH 

Audience: Special Education Teachers, Speech Therapists, General Education Teachers, Supervisors/ Administrators, Assistive Technology Specialists 

Speaker Bio: Bill Binko is founder of ATMakers.org, a non-profit organization focused on introducing Makers and Assistive Technology users and give these two communities the tools they need to collaborate. Bill is also the co-founder of LessonPix.com, an online tool for teachers and specialists working with the special needs community. Prior to joining the AT and Special Education communities, he spent over 20 years working as an engineer for Fortune 500 companies as a consultant for Perot Systems, Dell, and Tribridge. This combination has left him with a unique perspective of both the Maker and AT worlds and the incredible opportunities to collaborate.

Bill Binko