Join me at the RESNA 2021 Conference

Don’t miss the RESNA 2021 Virtual Conference, July 7-9, 2021! Registration deadline is Friday, June 25, 2021. I’ll be part of three presentations (more on these below). Hope to see you there!

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ATIA 2021 – Day 1 highlights and how you can still register

The ATIA 2021 Conference is all virtual, but it’s still got an engaging and educational roster of presentations and exhibits. It’s going on now, January 25 – February 6, but there’s still time to register. This post shares some highlights from the first two presentations I attended along with info to help you register.

ATIA 2021: Day 1 highlights and how you can still registerThe ATIA Conference is always a highlight of the assistive technology calendar. This year’s version is all virtual, and the organizers have worked really hard to create an engaging and educational roster of presentations and exhibits. In this post, I’ll share some highlights from two presentations I attended on Monday Jan 25, and let you know how you can participate in the rest of the conference if you’d like.
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New mega-review of literature on AT and education

Dave Edyburn spent the last year reviewing over 900 articles on assistive technology and education. He shared the findings in several reports, and even compiled a database of all the articles. Read on for details!

New mega-review of literature on AT and education
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Plan today for RESNA and ATIA 2021 conferences

Make your plans now for two of the best assistive technology conferences coming up in 2021: RESNA and ATIA. Be part of the RESNA conference program by submitting a proposal by Nov 30. And registration for the Jan/Feb 2021 ATIA conference is now open. Read on for details.

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Access Assistant: a new KPR project funded by NIDILRR

Koester Performance Research is a partner in the newly-funded Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Augmentative and Alternative Communication (the RERC on AAC). KPR’s projects focus on ensuring effective and efficient physical access to AAC for people with severe motor impairments.

Photo of a man using a switch to access a computer. Text says Access Assistant: a new project funded by NIDILRR

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How to do a remote assistive technology assessment

Because of Covid-19, there’s a greater need for assistive technology practitioners to conduct remote assessments. This post presents a method used by occupational therapist Charlie Danger to assess for eyegaze access remotely.

How to do remote assistive technology assessments. Photo of Charlie Danger in front of two computer monitors: one showing a client's face and one showing the client's on-screen keyboard.
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Assistive technology conference round-up

All assistive technology conferences for 2020 and early 2021 have had to pivot to some sort of virtual format and creatively figure out ways to meet the needs of attendees, presenters, and exhibitors. Here’s a quick overview of upcoming conference plans for 4 major AT conferences in the U.S. — RESNA, Closing the Gap, ATIA, and CSUN.

Assistive technology conference roundup for 2020-21
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#BlackDisabledLivesMatter: solidarity and self-education

KPR stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and its goal of dismantling systemic racism, including police brutality, to create a more just and equitable society. In seeking to use our assistive technology company to promote justice, this post explores the intersection of race and disability.

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Assistive technology for Rett syndrome: a systematic review

Have you seen the 2019 systematic review covering assistive technology as an intervention for individuals with Rett syndrome? If not, read on for a summary of the research on assistive technology for Rett syndrome.

Assistive technology for Rett syndrome: a systematic review. Photo shows a young girl using a computer-based AAC system. An adult is alongside her, holding her hand.
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