Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Up to the MN*AT and QIAT Summit

The Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology (QIAT) summit and Up to the MN*AT will be held June 23 thru June 26. QIAT will be held at Northwestern College on the 23rd and 24th. Up to the MN*AT will be held on the 25th and 26th.

For the brochure and registration information, click here.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Para eLink Training

Once again, the Paul Bunyan Education Coop is offering the Para eLink class, which is one way that paraprofessionals can become “highly qualified” as defined by the federal “No Child Left Behind” law. This class is open to anyone currently employed as a special education or Title I paraprofessional who has not yet met NCLB requirements for employment as well as those who would like to work as a K-12 paraprofessional in the future. We need your help to make sure that everyone who wants to take the class is aware that it is being offered. If you know someone who would like to enroll, please give them a copy of the flyer. Thank you for help in getting the word out!

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Naughty Auties?!

CNN has been running a series this week on Autism. If you haven't been following it, go to their website and give it a look.

They have a good piece on an Autism group, Naughty Auties, in Second Life. Second Life is an interesting piece of free software. Users create an avatar to represent themselves online. Then they can travel thru Second Life and shop, chat with others, fly around, or even go into orbit. What I find interesting is that when you're on Second Life, there are no 'handicaps'. If you are in a wheelchair in real life, you can fly, just like everyone else, in Second Life. It's another good example of 'bridge tech'.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

ComLink Wireless Personal Hearing Assistant

I was at the Region 5/7 AT meeting this morning and we had a presentation on the ComLink personal hearing assistant. It's a low-cost (under $200), wireless hearing product. It's something to look at as it much less expensive compared to a traditional FM system, and it doesn't overlap with FM frequencies.
Click here to download the brochure.