SC AT Expo 2011


 South Carolina
Assistive TechnologyExpo 2O11


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

9 am - 4 pm

Columbia Conference Center

169 Laurelhurst Avenue

Columbia, SC 29210


Exhibits and Workshops Showcasing Assistive

Technology for People of All Ages

** Lowcountry Therapy Center will be coordinating a carpool for those who are interested**
**Please call us for more information (843) 815-6999**




Disability Action Center near the Expo!


Bring your non-electronic equipment to be cleaned and sanitized, free of charge!




Find updated Expo information, including information about the Hubscrub event,


For special accommodations, contact SCATP at or call

1-800-915-4522 or 803-935-5263 by March 1, 2011



Sponsored by South Carolina Assistive Technology Program, USC School of Medicine Center for Disability Resources, SC Assistive Technology Advisory Committee (Division of State Information Technology), SC Department of Disabilities and Special Needs, Disability Action Center, SC Association for Educational Technology, and Mid-Carolina Area Health Education Consortium


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Application has been made for continuing education credits for all sessions (Counselors, Nurses, OT, PT, SLP, and Social Work) through Mid-Carolina AHEC , Inc., and for Early Intervention credits.

*Continuing education application has been made for these sessions to ASHA.

Sessions, schedule and speakers subject to change.

Please visit the website at for a complete listing of topics and times.

South Carolina Assistive Technology Expo 2011


Session I: 9:30 – 10:30


Session III: 2:00 – 3:00


Session II: 11:30 – 12:30

Exhibits Close: 4:00

Registration Open: 9:00

Exhibits Open: 9:00



*Staying Connected: AAC for Adults.


Components of effective evaluation and treatment for adults needing augcom or adaptive equipment. Importance of communication about stages of progression in diseases such as ALS. Benefits of early introduction to AT and hands-on trials to facilitate communication, computer access, telephone access and other environmental controls. Types of AT and practical application. Amy Wright, SLP, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC





Assistive Technology in the IEP.


Where and how to appropriately document AT in the IEP. Review of resources available to collect data and implement AT that can serve as a roadmap for supporting team and student success. Discussion of examples and common situations. Stacy Springer, OTR/L, Mark Daniels, SCDE AT Specialists





Tools for Website Accessibility and Usability.


Free online tools for evaluating web site accessibility and usability. Josh Rose, Web Designer, Wendy Mullin, USC, Grace Strother, Web Tester, Will McCain, Janet Jendron, SCATP





The Evolving World of Digital Audio Books and Players.


Update on new digital book players and refinements to existing players that benefit readers of all ages. Sources and resources. Marty McKenzie, Clay Jeffcoat, SCSDB





Perspectives on Home Modifications.


Practical/economical considerations in reducing barriers related to vision, hearing and mobility challenges. Resources, real life experiences. Todd Batt, Rehab Engineer, SCVRD, Wesley Farnum, Building Contractor, Roger Williams, SCDMH, Jed Elmaleh, PT. Facilitator: Catherine Graham, Rehab Engineer, USC SOM.





*Apps: A New Era for AAC.


Overview of new communication apps developed for the iPod and iPad. Determining appropriate apps for each AAC user. Advantages/disadvantages of using this type of communication system. Patricia Quattlebaum, SLP, SCATP





Literacy and Study Supports.


Overview of various free aids that can facilitate learning in any classroom. How many students with and without disabilities can benefit by incorporating these study aids into the daily curriculum. Text-to-speech, speech recognition, colored overlay and concept mapping software. Val Gioia, Mark Daniels, SCDE AT Specialists





The Real World of Accessibility.


Demonstrations of how assistive technology is used to access web pages. Common barriers experienced by users. Janet Jendron, SCATP. Grace Strother (ZoomText) Clay Jeffcoat (JAWS) and Drew Bates.





Vehicle Modifications and Adapted Driving.


Overview of resources available to people who need adapted driving instruction, support and resources. Considerations, options and resources available to those who need modified vehicles. Tom Jackman, Rehab Engineer, SCVRD, Leslie Shipp, SCVRD, Jed Elmaleh, PT.





Finding Your Way Through the AT Maze


. Where do you start if you know you might need assistive technology? Overview of South Carolina’s online resources for AT evaluation, funding, acquisition, application and support. Resources from SC Access and the new Aging and Disability Resource Centers. Denise Rivers, LMSW, Lt. Governor’s Office on Aging





*Communicate Anytime, Anywhere.


Creating a communication system that promotes communication throughout the day across environments. A closer look at vocabulary selection, active participation, and facilitation of functional communication experiences. Basic information for beginners or those who need a refresher course on implementation of AAC systems. Carol Page, SLP, SCATP





Apps Galore! Educational Applications for the iPad/iTouch/iPhone.


Features and options of iPads and iTouches (many free or low-cost) that are universally designed to meet the needs of many students. Integrated accessibility options and a wide range of education applications, for students with disabilities and those needing additional support to be successful in the classroom or in other environments. Stacy Springer, OTR/L, Val Gioia, SCDE AT Specialists





Creating Accessible PDF and Word Documents.


Overview of basic principles involved in creating Word documents that are more accessible to people using AT (e.g., screen readers and screen enlargers). Principles of creating and evaluating PDF documents for accessibility and the relationship between the two formats. Steve Cook, David Bundy, AT Specialists, SCCB, Will McCain, SCATP





Assistive Technology Reutilization in South Carolina.


Overview of programs and resources to find and share used equipment at reduced prices or even free of charge. Online programs, equipment centers, agency collaboration and future growth of these initiatives. Catherine Graham, Rehab Engineer, USC SOM, Janet Jendron, SCATP, Kimberly Tissot, DAC





Brain Injury and Assistive Technology.


Latest technology that can help people with brain injury and memory challenges, such as GPS systems, cell phones, and iPads. How everyday technology can be used to help with daily life. Perspective and experiences from a consumer who uses a variety of these options. Janet Spires, RN, SCVR

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