WVATS

Upcoming Events

AT Mythbusters

Wednesday, May 25, 2022
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Zoom online training

Have you ever heard someone say that assistive technology gives an individual an unfair advantage? Or heard that if a specific tool works great for one person, it will work great for everyone. This training will look to bust these and other myths and explore how these myths may impact assistive technology usage.

Presenter: Jennifer Ham

If you have any questions, email Jennifer Ham at Jennifer.ham@hsc.wvu.edu

Register in advance for AT Mythbusters on May 25, 2022

Aging in Place – AT for Staying Independent

Tuesday, May 31, 2022
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Zoom online training

Assistive technology has been helping people to stay independent longer. This training will go over several devices that will be beneficial to people trying to remain independent. We will address some of the common barriers people have when they are living alone. Come learn solutions to some of the problems that assistive technology can solve.

Learning objectives:

  • Participants will be able to identify at least three features of assistive technology.
  • Participants will be able to list at least three barriers to independence.
  • Participants will be able to demonstrate how to utilize assistive technology to remain independent.

Presenter: Doug Cumpston

If you have any questions, email Doug Cumpston at douglas.cumpston@hsc.wvu.edu

Register in advance for this meeting:

Register in advance for Aging in Place - AT for Staying Indpendent on May 31, 2022

PDF Accessibility

Thursday, June 30, 2022
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Zoom online training

PDFs are sent to us sometimes not accessible and we do not have access to the original document. We will look at ways to make common issues in PDFs fixable. Being able solve these issues can be a difference between being able to upload a document and not. This training will provide a step-by-step introduction to accessibility for PDFs.

Learning objectives:

  • Participants will be able to identify at least three features of PDFs
  • Participants will be able to list at least three accessibility features of PDFs
  • Participants will be able to demonstrate how to make PDFs accessible and check for accessibility.

Presenter: Doug Cumpston

If you have any questions, email Doug Cumpston at douglas.cumpston@hsc.wvu.edu

Register in advance for PDF Accessibility on June 30, 2022

AT for Music

Thursday, June 30, 2022
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Zoom online training

Assistive tools can help remove barriers to music. This training will look at ways AT can help people enjoy music. Explore different options to make music including switch adapted instruments, digital music and adapted traditional instruments.

Presenter: Jennifer Ham

If you have any questions, email Jennifer Ham at Jennifer.ham@hsc.wvu.edu

Register in advance for AT for Music on June 30, 2022