ABOUT WOKSHOPS


Each conference day the attendees will have a chance to participate in workshops in a 60-minute workshop period. A number of closed type workshops will be held at the same time so everyone will be able to choose according to their interests. The number of participants is limited so we would advise you to apply on time for the preferred workshop.




ATAAC 2019 Workshops


Oct 15th 2019


Joy Zabala: 10 Tips for Putting the SETT Framework to Work for YOU!


In this fast-paced session, Joy will share 10 (or more!) practical tips for using the SETT Framework in whatever your own environments may be – in schools, at home and in the community. Participants will have the opportunity to reflect on the day and share their ideas with others.




CSS MicroSystems & Inclusive Technology (Christoph Jo. Müller): AMAneo– Enabling Access


Join us to gain an overview and understanding of the AMAneo Assistive Mouse Adaptors. These innovative devices enable access to iOS and Windows, providing the end user with greater control of the mouse functions. Learn about the anti-tremor filter, assistive interaction, specialist mice and more... We will demonstratethe current range of options and introduce some impressive ‘world first’ new features! The workshop will be held by Christoph Jo. Müller from CSS MicroSystems.




Able Net (Paul Thompson): Making the Everyday Accessible





Oct 16th 2019


Tobii Dynavox (Emily Strom): Boardmaker: Creating Low and High-Tech Supports and Activities


Emily Strom received her undergraduate degree in general education, Master’s degree in special education, and learning behavior specialist certificate from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Before becoming a Global Product Manager at Tobii Dynavox, Emily was Curriculum and Content Writer for Boardmaker Instructional Solutions.In this workshop, you will learn how to use Boardmaker Studio to create paper-based and interactive books, activities, visual schedules, and communication supports.


Please bring your Windows laptop or computer pre-installed with Boardmaker Studio. Please install Boardmaker Studio before the session with a free trial following this link: tdvox.web-downloads.s3.amazonaws.com/BoardmakerStudio/BoardmakerStudio_EN.Installer.exe




IRISBOND: Unleash the potential of current and future eye tracking


During this workshop, participants will understand the main principles that enablea successful performance of eye tracking technology.Also, IrisBond team will help you learn how to overcome 3 of the most diverse difficulties when using eye tracking technology: use with glasses, head movement andvarious lighting conditions. All that, while discovering the latest trends of future eye tracking!The workshop will be held by Eduardo Jauregui, the CEO of IRISBOND.




Jabbla: Mind Express: More Independence For Greater Confidence


Mind Express communication software makes life a lot easier for children, young people and adults who can't speak and you will have a chance to learn more about it during this workshop!With Mind Express, you can communicate at the existing language level, but it also stimulates further language development. Speech therapists and universities are already conducting a great deal of researchin the field of language development. Through close collaboration, Jabbla is uniquely positioned to digitally shape the latest ground-breaking strategies into ready-to-use Mind Express page sets such as Amego, PODD and SCORE.Depending on the needs and the (communication) computer Mind Express has been installed on, the possibilities are more extensive than face-to-face communication and games. Just think of sending/receiving text messages, calling,emailing, social media (WhatsApp, Skype, Messenger, etc.) or even connecting to devices (home automation applications) such as turning on the television, openingthe door, switching on the lights, etc. All that and more will be seen during this workshop, held by Bart Noe, the CEO of Jabbla.




Oct 17th 2019


Joy Zabala: 10 Tips for Putting the SETT Framework to Work for YOU!


In this fast-paced session, Joy will share 10 (or more!) practical tips for using the SETT Framework in whatever your own environments may be – in schools, at home and in the community. Participants will have the opportunity to reflect on the day and share their ideas with others.




Smartbox (Emma Haines and Ines Delzotto): Grid 3 - a Complete Communication Solution Localized to the Croatian Language


Emma Haines, the Account Manager at Smartbox with a in-depth knowledge of Grid software, and Ines Delzotto, a special education teacher specialized in assistive technology rehabilitation, will introduce all the possibilities and options offered by the localization of the communication software Grid 3 to the Croatian language.


Grid 3 empowers people with disabilities to communicate, control their environment and access their computer, and its localization to Croatian made its value for experts working in Croatia even bigger. With Emma you will explore all the grid sets that you can use while Ines will show you how to adjust the existing communication maps or create your own from scratch! We will explore the usage of Grid 3 in classrooms, as well as home environments and everyday situations.




PRC-Saltillo: Making AAC Functional in the Classroom and Beyond


This 45-minute workshop will focus on language development and access options in AAC. These two areas are critically important in selection and implementation of a child’s AAC system. We’ll start the session by describing and demonstrating two primary ways of teaching AAC within classroom activities - first, with a focus on phrases which build interaction and communication; second, with a focus on core vocabulary which builds language. Next, we’ll explore the different accommodations that we can make for children and adults to access an AAC system – including keyguards, switches, and headpointing. Sarah Wilds, a speech-language pathologist and VP of Product & Service Development at PRC-Saltillo will present together with Ruzica Magusic, a speech-language pathologist/ AAC practitioner, and the creator of Croatian AAC vocabularies.