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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. The Writing Trifecta: Text To Speech, Speech To Text, And Word Prediction

    Text to speech, speech to text, and word prediction are powerful AT tools, but did you know they can be used together to create a super powerful writing experience? Each of these can work off of each other while supporting the writing process of students with a wide array of disabilities including motor, speech, and learning. Attend this webinar to learn how to move from one tool to the next easily while supporting your student’s writing needs.

  2. Gaining Control Through Smart Technology

    Environmental control is crucial for independent living. Whether it be someone facing health challenges, disabilities, or aging in place, it is important to have a solid plan and find creative ways for an individual and their caregiver to ensure comfort and control. Participants will take part in exploration of case studies that will cover smart device and voice-controlled technologies and illuminate the powerful impact they have on creating opportunities for independence yet providing the ability to stay connected with others. Participants will learn the feature matching and consideration process for choosing smart technology and the specialized peripherals that make an individual feel more confident and supported while aging in place.

  3. An Overview Of Narrator And Magnifier In Windows 10

    There are two important and useful accessibility features built into Windows 10 that can help people who have a visual impairment.  One is called Narrator, a built in screen reader.  The other is called Magnifier, a built in screen magnifier.  Each of these two items have undergone significant improvements since the release of Windows 10 and they continue to have improvements made to them with each update to Windows 10.  Please join me for a look at these two accessibility features and have a glimpse at them so you can see how they can help you.

  4. Alternate Onscreen Keyboards For iPad

    For people with learning disabilities, the iPad has developed into an indispensable tool for various language-based activities. With each new release of its mobile operating system, iPadOS, Apple has put a great deal of effort into steadily improving the built-in accessibility features of the iPad. Users can take advantage of built-in dictation, word prediction, and multiple options for text-to-speech. iPadOS also allows for the installation of third-party onscreen keyboards, increasing the amount of assistive technology that can be used universally with iPad apps that involve reading and writing. This webinar will first review how alternate onscreen keyboards are installed and used on iPads. Then, a number of specific keyboards will be demonstrated, including Read&Write for iPad, Co:Writer Universal, Dyslexia Keyboard, Grammarly Keyboard, and Phraseboard Keyboard.

  5. Combat Social Isolation With Smart Technology: Tips For Those Who Are Aging In Place

    The ability to connect with others is crucial. Whether it be someone facing health challenges, disabilities, or aging in place, it is important to have a solid plan and find creative ways to combat social isolation. Fortunately, there are many emerging, smart, assistive technology options in today’s fast paced world that can greatly impact independence and social opportunities. Participants will discover powerful new technologies and exciting apps that provide easy access to information, enhance one’s communication, connecting to others through text or video, or joining friends and family on social media. Join us to learn about these exciting solutions to help make an individual aging in place feel more confident and supported living at home.

  6. Microsoft AT Tools For Learning Disabilities

    Microsoft has dramatically improved the number and quality of assistive technology tools in its desktop operating system, Windows 10, and online learning and productivity environment, Office 365. This webinar will focus on AT for students with learning disabilities. It will include demonstrations of the built-in dictation and word prediction features of Windows 10, Microsoft Immersive Reader (embedded in tools like OneNote, Word, and Edge), how to use Bookshare with Immersive Reader, and how to use the Office Lens app to convert hardcopy materials to accessible digital documents. It will also include a discussion on how to use third-party Edge and Chrome extensions with Office 365.

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