[Nfbofsc] AT Expo

Jennifer Bazer jhipp25 at sc.rr.com
Thu Mar 16 11:59:38 UTC 2017

A fantastic opportunity to see the newest technology. NFBSC CareerBoost will
also be exhibiting. Come see what all is new!


 <http://scatp.med.sc.edu/expo/expo17.html> SC Assistive Technology Expo

Open to the General Public

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
8:30 am - 3:30 pm 

Columbia <http://www.columbiaconventioncenter.com/maps/>  Metropolitan
Convention Ctr.
1101 Lincoln St., Columbia, SC 29201

Cost: Free

Parking: Free (on grounds and at Park Street Parking Garage, 1007 Park
Street, Columbia)

Over 70 exhibitors!


You can learn more about the SC Assistive Technology Expo 2017 at:  




Session Schedule 

Session 1 - 9:00 am to 10:00 am 

Adaptive Sports Overview 1 Learn the history and evolution of adaptive
sports, with a focus on cycling, water skiing, alpine skiing, sled hockey,
and golf. Experience hands-on use of adaptive equipment, including the Stand
Up and Play Paramobile (a specialized wheelchair that supports an individual
in a standing position). 

Kristen Caldwell, MS, CTRS, Supervisor of Recreation Therapy, Danielle
Fitzmorris, MSM, CTRS, Supervisor of Recreation Therapy, Roger C. Peace
Rehabilitation Hospital 

AAC and Literacy 1, 2, 3 Learn best practices and strategies for promoting
literacy through the use of augmentative and alternative communication
systems at school and at home. Video examples will be shared. Jeanette Cox,
BA, MS, Speech Language Pathologist, Aiken County School District 

Access to Technology for ALL Students 1 Explore ways Special Services and
Instructional Technology partner to ensure every student has access to
assistive technology. Angie Slatton, BA, MAT, EdS, PhD, Dir. of Special
Services, Lisa Knoche, BA, MA, Digital Integration Specialist, Lex/Rich
School District 5 

How to Make and Use Accessible Documents 1 "How to" session for making all
of your documents accessible in MS Word, Google or PDF. Accessible documents
allow people with disabilities access to the written word. Free resources
will be shared. 

Carol Page, PhD, CCC-SLP, ATP, CBIS, Program Director, SC Assistive
Technology Program 


Session 2 - 11:00 am to Noon 

Counting on Workers with Disabilities Panel Discussion 1 Learn from a panel
of Human Resource professionals the tangible benefits and tax benefits for
hiring workers with disabilities. Accessibility solutions continue to be
useful and expand to be more mainstream. 

Gayel Wigfall, BA, GCDF, HCS, Diversity/ Human Capital Consultant, BCBS of

Larry Kraemer, MBA, Area Human Resource Manager, Walgreens Distribution

Andrea Kaelin, MSHRM, BA, MS, System Director of Human Resources, Palmetto

AAC Evaluation Framework for Success 1, 2, 3 Learn 3 major components of
successful augmentative and alternative communication use including the
evaluation, guidelines for tailoring the evaluation process, and 3
frameworks that can be used to describe the communication competencies of
individuals with complex communication needs. Celeste Helling, MA, CCC-SLP,
ATP, Speech-Language Pathologist, Lauren Zubow, MA, CCC-SLP, ATP, Speech
Language Pathologist, NC Assistive Technology Program 

Accessibility for Google Drive: A Closer Look at Add-ons 1 Review built-in
features and Add-ons in Google Docs that can be used as assistive technology
supports for reading, writing, math, organization and more. Free resources
will be shared. 

Madalina Tudora, BA, MA, ATP, Assistive Technology Specialist, SC Department
of Education 

Living in Your Own Home with Assistive Technology 1 Review how The Supported
Community Living Initiative helps individuals with disabilities live fully
inclusive lives in the community using AT. Real life success stories will be
shared during this session. Kristi Hartwell, MSW, CBIS, Program Coordinator,
USC School of Medicine 


Session 3 - 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm 

Assistance Dogs Panel Discussion 1, 3 Learn from a panel of professionals
about the difference between an assistance dog and a therapy dog. Hear how
they are trained and used to help people with disabilities. 

Kristin Hartness, Executive Director, Canines for Disabled Kids, Jennifer
Rogers, Executive Director, PAALS, Phyllis Beasley, Owner and Lead Trainer,
Praise Dog Training, LLC 

AAC Funding in the Schools and Community 1, 2, 3 Learn to simplify the
process for augmentative and alternative funding requests for all ages.
Learn what the AAC letter of medical necessity for Medicaid or Medicare
includes. Review school AAC purchases. AAC report and letter templates will
be shared. 

Sharon Steed, M.Ed, CCC-SLP, Speech-Language Pathologist, AnMed Health 

AT Opportunities for the Transition Age Student 1 Explore potential benefits
of AT and how it impacts the ability of a student to compete in the
classroom and the community. Look at various AT tools that help to level the
playing field in the classroom for transition-age students heading to work
or college. 

Ben Satterfield, Ed.D. Instructional Technology & Distance Ed. 

Voice Controlled Assistive Technology Solutions 1, 3 Learn how
voice-controlled AT solutions are viable for individuals with disabilities.
Demonstrations of how the Amazon Echo, Google Home, Okay Google and Hey Siri
devices can help with daily living, environmental control and lifestyle
enhancements for individuals with physical, sensory and cognitive

Alecia Reagan, Sales Assoc., ABC Medical 


1CEU credits have been applied for by AHEC for the disciplines: Nursing,
Social Work and Physical Therapists. 

2CEU credits have been applied for from ASHA for speech-language
pathologists. . 

3CEU credits have been approved by BabyNet. 

It is the responsibility of each participant to ensure that the CEU credit
awarded for the purpose of licensure or certification renewal meets the
specific criteria and complies with his/her relevant prof. statutes,
policies, and regulations at the time of the offered sessions. 



The 2017 SC Assistive Technology Expo is sponsored by the SC Assistive
Technology Program, Center for Disability Resources, USC School of Medicine,
USC School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics, SC Department of Education,
SC Developmental Disabilities Council.


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