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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. Top Ten Tips to Securing Your Smart Tech Solutions (Part 1)

    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.

  2. An Introduction To EquatIO

    EquatIO by Texthelp is a Google Chrome Extension that is great for making math accessible to a variety of students with disabilities. Using EquatIO, there are several ways to write math empowering students of all learning styles and disabilities with more options to show their work. This webinar will cover the basics on the muiltimodal ways students can write math as well as demonstrate how algebra students with disabilities can use EquatIO to write all the steps of their math problems into a Google Doc!

  3. Struggling Readers: Make The Most Of Read&Write For Google

    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. Attacking the Sexual Assault Epidemic With the Power of Communication

    People with intellectual and developmental disabilities are sexually assaulted at a rate seven times higher than those without disabilities. Several factors contribute to this heightened risk, with communication challenges being a key reason. Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) plays a critical role in supporting this population of individuals who are more vulnerable to abuse.

    This will provide insight, strategies, and resources that human services professionals and families can utilize to protect their clients and loved ones. Resources include a preview of an adapted sexual health curriculum and a demonstration of ways to use an AAC device to help individuals learn, self-advocate, and report.

    Oak Hill, Connecticut’s largest non-profit for people with disabilities, has started a #seventimes campaign to draw national attention to this horrific statistic. By bringing awareness to the AT world, we hope to make immediate strides in attacking the sexual assault epidemic using the power of communication.

  5. Making Your Tweets Accessible

     So maybe you've learned about adding alt text to your cat pictures on Twitter, but did you know that there are a lot of other ways you can make your tweets more accessible? By following some additional best practices, you can better reach the largest audience possible; including people using assistive technologies to access your tweets! This webinar will explore how screen readers tackle inaccessible tweets and we'll learn how to make GIFs, hashtags, emojis, special tweet text and ASCII art more accessible.

  6. Hidden Tech Treasures Part 1

    There are some great features and settings found in Windows, iOS, in web browsers and in Microsoft Office.  During this 3 part series, we will go over some of these great features and settings.

    In part one, we will highlight Windows 10, Microsoft Office and some tools found in some web browsers that can help people with low vision or blindness have a better experience using Windows

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