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My AAC Journey: Switches to Eye Gaze to Infinity!, https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rDxF98nlQdCLXf4EioPkww

Date: November 21, 2019

Time: 3:30-4:30

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Rose Racicot, MS, OTR/L, AT SpecialistInternet 501

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Contact: E-mail Sue Wright at the SETC office to register, wrightsu@cwu.edu

Description:

Karanveer Singh is super excited to be back for his second SETC webinar. In this presentation, he plans to focus on his AAC Journey, starting with his early head switch use to his success with eye gaze for both communication and computer navigation. Most importantly, he sees infinite possibilities for what he can achieve using assistive technology and AAC. During this webinar, Karanveer presents his PowerPoint, videos and speech output by accessing two computer systems using both eye gaze and head mouse technology. Karanveer will share his experiences and opinions about the latest technology such as the Tecla E switch interface, Tobii Dynavox with Communicator 5, Grid 3 software with Fast Talker and a Surface tablet with Tobii eye gaze bar. Karanveer will inspire and amaze you with his knowledge, determination, humor and positive spirit! As a young man living with cerebral palsy who uses AAC software to communicate with the world, he wants to spread the word that infinity has no limits and neither does he! One more thing, he wants to be a super rich guy!!

Learning Objectives:

1. Participants will be able to compare two access systems for AAC users and name 2 advantages and disadvantages of each system.

2. Participants will be able to name two ways that access to eye gaze technology can provide expanded opportunities for social communication and career options.

Presenter:

Rose Racicot, MS, OTR/L is an OT and Assistive Technology Specialist with 31 years of experience, currently working in Bellevue School District and SETC at CWU. She has conducted research and been published on “The Effect of Multimedia Software on Written Productivity”.  She presents workshops on literacy support software, UDL, iPad and other AT topics at state and national conferences as well as guest lecturing at local OT and OTA schools. She is passionate about helping educators implement Universal Design for Learning principles to create inclusive classrooms for all students to succeed.

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