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Free NEAT Webinars To Support Distance Learning And Virtual Connecting

With the current worldwide health issues affecting everyone's ability to get together, NEAT wants to reach out to our members, clients and community virtually. We are offering free webinars to provide AT/AAC education and professional development in the coming weeks. Please check back often for new videos.

***Please note, we are currently working on making all of our videos accessible and captioned. If there is a video you would like to watch that is not captioned and you need that accessibility, please contact NEAT and we will assist you.***

  1. Learn More About NEAT Services And Membership

    The NEAT Center at Oak Hill focuses on empowering individuals of all ages and abilities through the use of Assistive Technology (AT) supports and services. Assistive Technology refers to devices and services that are used to increase, maintain or improve a person's ability to function in any aspect of their life. This includes, but is not limited to: communication, learning, productivity, mobility and independence. Join us for a brief overview of the services that we provide and how they might support your AT needs.

  2. JAWS Screen Reader Tips

    Participants will be provided an overview of some helpful hints and resources that can be used with the JAWS screen reader. A powerful element of this presentation will include the discovery of the difference between Windows keyboard shortcuts and the screen reader keyboard shortcuts.  We will also look at some of the most useful features of the JAWS screen reader.  Some of the topics covered will include…

    1. The basic JAWS reading commands.
    2. Setting up and adjusting JAWS reading voices.
    3. A few reading tips.
    4. What is HJ Pad?
    5. Freedom Scientific free JAWS training resources.

  3. Using Google Keep For Transition And Life Skills

    Nicole Feeney is introducing a series of webinars to help parents and teachers navigate the murky waters of distance learning. Whether online learning is new to you or you’re a computer whiz, Nicole will present assistive technology features and tools that can help you update your toolkit. This series will also provide strategies for best practice and ease of use, as well as some helpful hints for engaging students.

  4. Top Ten Tips to Securing Your Smart Tech Solutions (Part 2)

    In this two part webinar series, attendees will explore smart technology and the power behind its capabilities. Kristopher will demonstrate how these smart technologies are giving so many people the ability to live more independently; especially, those with disabilities and those who are aging in place. Concerns are growing around privacy and security as technology becomes more prevalent in our lives.  Questions swirl like: Is Alexa always listening? Can someone hack your smart devices? How secure is the “internet of things”? In this workshop, we will discuss these concerns and cover steps that you can take to improve security and peace of mind.

  5. An Overview Of Non Visual Desktop Access (NVDA) Screen Reader

    Join us as we take a look at the free, open source screen reader for Windows called Non Visual Desktop Access (NVDA). We will take a look at some of the basic reading keyboard commands, as well as, share some useful tips for setting up NVDA. Some topics will include…

    *Setting up the reading voices.
    *An overview of the NVDA control panel.
    *NVDA reading keyboard shortcuts.
    *Downloading and installing NVDA.
    *NVDA training resources.

  6. AAC Implementation At Home

     Home routines look different for every family. Some are very organized, while others are more unstructured. Some are quiet and calm, while others are loud and busy. One fact remains the same in all families, though: communication is at the heart of everything! However, regardless of a family's type of routine, incorporating AAC into it can be stressful and intimidating. It doesn't need to be. Instead, with a few adjustments, AAC implementation at home can become natural and fun. After all, AAC at its core is simply another mode for interacting and engaging with loved ones. This webinar will provide families and support professionals with resources and tips to incorporate AAC in the home setting in a manageable, meaningful way. These strategies can be modified and applied to families with varying routines, dynamics and priorities. So, join us to get started today!

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