Introduction to Accessibility for Phones, Tablets, and Computers
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
12:00 – 1:00 PM Eastern
Registration for members is free; registration for non-members is $34
Kristen Mastony, MS, OTR/L, ATP
Mandy Summers, MS, OTR/L, ATPD
Megan Mahaffey, MOT, OTR/L, MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital
Technology is an integral part of everyday life. For individuals with SCI, access to these devices can be challenging, which can prevent them from participation in daily roles and occupations. This presentation will describe and demonstrate how to setup and utilize the built-in accessibility features of consumer devices as well as the dedicated assistive technology devices to improve overall independence with participation in technology. This presentation is intended for anyone who wants to learn more about the basics of accessibility features, switch access for tablet and phone use, and other assistive technology devices for computer use. Understanding how to utilize the accessibility features of these devices as well as obtaining the knowledge of current products allows accessibility and gives the individual with a spinal cord injury a greater sense of independence and reconnection with society.