Training

Teacher in classroomTraining is an integral part of the Maine CITE Coordinating Center's mission. Training activities range from face-to-face conference and smaller group presentations to on-line training webinars.

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Archives

The following training materials have been recently produced by Maine CITE Coordinating Center and are archived here for use by professionals as well as the general public. NOTE: Certificates of Attendance are not available for archived events.

Webinars

Assistive Technology (AT) for Transitioning Students

teenage studentsRecorded August 14, 2014 - Kathy Adams OTL, ATP from Maine CITE and Maddie Kelley MOT from Gallant Therapy Services provided an update on AT for transitioning students in the areas of education, employment and community living. AT providers, AT devices and resources in Maine were reviewed.

Here is the link for Assistive Technology (AT) for Transitioning Students...

 

Maine’s Telecommunications Equipment Loan Program

One of the devices available in the programRecorded April 16, 2014, this event featured Justin Gifford of the Telecommunications Equipment Program (TEP) at the Maine Center on Deafness discussing this program which makes adaptive telephone technology available to Maine residents who cannot use a conventional telephone due to physical or cognitive disability, hearing loss or aging.

Here is the link for "Maine's Telecommunications Equipment Loan Program"...

 

mPower! Financing Adaptive Equipment & Technology

screen shot of webinar slideRecorded November 21, 2013, this webinar explores Maine's mPower Loan Program – offering low interest financing that increases the purchasing power of people with disabilities in Maine.

Jeremy Libby, Independent Living Specialist from Alpha One reviews the mPower Loan Program application process and loan eligibility. The mPower Loan Program was created more than 20 years ago as a revolving fund and hundreds of loans have been made and paid back over the years. The presentation will outline many types of adaptive equipment, assistive technology, vehicles and home access modifications that can be bought using mPower funds.

Here is the link for mPower! Financing Adaptive Equipment & Technology...

 

Keep Farming Using Technology Solutions

Screen shot from presentation: Keep Farming Using Technology SolutionsRecorded September 24, 2013, this webinar details Maine's AgrAbility Program. The webinar features Ketra Crosson OTR, ILS from Alpha One and describes how this program works with Maine farmers who have disabilities to provide options for improving farmer safety, independence and productivity. Adaptive devices, technology solutions and funding resources are featured.

Here is the link for Keep Farming Using Technology Solutions...

 

We Need To Hear It All: Please Patch Us In

May 1, 2013 Webinar Recorded May 1, 2013, this webinar features Eileen Peterson, an Educational Audiologist from the Maine Educational Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (MECDHH), who identifies some audio sources within the educational setting that can present challenges for students with special listening needs. The presenter provides information to help you "patch" sound sources together to connect students with the sounds they need to hear. Approximately 30 minutes.

Here is the link to the "We Need to Hear it All: Please Patch Us In" archived webinar and resources...

 

"Assistive Technology to Support Living Independently"

AT to Support Independent Living screenshotRecorded March 27, 2013, this webinar featuring Ketra Crosson, OTR/L Independent Living Specialist and a Homeward Bound Transition Coordinator at Alpha One, discusses how assistive technology (AT) can assist people to transition out of a nursing home and provide them with more independence and safety in the community. Participants learn about AT assessment, examples of AT solutions, acquisition resources and funding options. Information about Maine's new "Homeward Bound Program" are shared. Approximately 84 minutes.

Here is the link to the "Assistive Technology to Support Living Independently" archived webinar and the resources...

 

"Newborn Hearing Screening...What's Next?"

Screen shot from MECDHH webinarRecorded March 22, 2013, this webinar was offered as part of a partnership between the Maine CITE Coordinating Center and the Early Childhood and Family Services (ECFS) program of The Maine Educational Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (MECDHH).

Here is the link to "Newborn Hearing Screening...What's Next?" archived webinar and materials.

 

“Technology: Empowering People to Continue to Live in their Homes”

Alone and Invisible screen shotRecorded November 13, 2012, this webinar, co-sponsored by the Brain Injury Information Network of Maine, featured Dr. Chip Teel, a family physician from Damariscotta and founder of Full Circle America. Dr. Teel provided information about innovative ways of using technology to assist Mainers to continue to live in their homes despite age infirments and disabilities. Approximately 50 minutes.

Here is the link to the “Technology: Empowering People to Continue to Live in their Homes” archived webinar and materials.

 

"Accessible Digital Documents"

Screen - Accessible Digital Documents webinarPresented by John E. Brandt, Accessibility and Technology Consultant to Maine CITE.

Recorded June 14, 21, and 28, 2012, this series of three, hour-long webinars provides instruction on the correct methods for producing accessible digital documents.

Here is the link to "Accessible Digital Documents" webinar series resources.

 

"Assistive Communication Technology for People with Brain Injury"

Partnership between Maine CITE and Brain Injury Information Network of MainePresented by Linda Bonner and Shannon McFarland of the Communication Pathways program of the Pine Tree Society.

Recorded on June 19, 2012 and co-sponsored by the Brain Injury Information Network of Maine (BIIN) and Maine CITE, this webinar features information about assessment, assistive technology (AT), devices and resources in Maine to accommodate the communication needs of people with brain injury.

Here is the link to "Assistive Communication Technology for People with Brain Injury" webinar and resources.

 

"Frequent Fallers: What EMS Can Do to Help"

Screen - Frequent Fallers webinarPresented by Liz Weaver, MS, LSW from Southern Maine Agency on Aging, Robert Anderson, MD from Maine Medical Center, and Kathy Adams, OTR/L, ATP from Maine CITE.

Recorded on April 12, 2012, this webinar featured information and resources in Maine that support the complex needs of older adults who fall at home and call 911 for assistance.

Here is the link to the "Frequent Fallers: What EMS Can Do to Help" webinar and resources.

 

"Getting In the Driver’s Seat: Assisting People with Disabilities to Become Safe Drivers"

screen - AlphaOne Adaptive Driving webinarPresented by Ketra Crosson, OTR/L, Driver Evaluator at Alpha One.

Recorded on November 15, 2011, participants in this webinar learned about the importance of driving for a person with a disability, the adaptive driving evaluation process, adaptive/assistive technology options, and information on installation and funding.

Here is the link to the "Getting In the Driver’s Seat: Assisting People with Disabilities to Become Safe Drivers" webinar.

 

"Assistive Technology for Transitioning to Post Secondary Education, Life and Work

Presenters: Kathy Adams OTR/L, ATP, Maine CITE Coordinating Center and Deb Dimmick, M.Ed., ATP, ALLTech

This on line webinar recorded on September 20, 2011 examined how students who use assistive technology (AT) can achieve greater independence, improve access to learning, living independently and working productively.

Topics include:

  • Federal laws that impact the acquisition of AT used by students.
  • How students with disabilities can effectively use AT to meet the challenges of transitioning on to post secondary education, independent living or work.
  • AT devices that facilitate learning, independence and productivity.
  • Maine and national resources for AT services and funding.

Here is the link to the "Assistive Technology for Transitioning to Post Secondary Education, Life and Work" webinar

"Meeting the Needs of Family Caregivers in Maine"

screen - meeting the needs of family caregivers in maine webinarPresenters: Ann O'Sullivan, OTR/L, LSW from Southern Maine Agency on Aging and Kathy Adams, OTR/L, ATP from Maine CITE.

Recording in June 2011, this two part webinar was offered in partnership with the Southern Maine Agency on Aging and featured information and resources in Maine to support the complex needs of family caregivers who assist seniors living at home.

Topics included:

  • assessing caregiver needs
  • dealing with the demands of care giving
  • environmental adaptations
  • Maine community resources

Here is the link to the "Meeting the Needs of Family Caregivers in Maine" webinar.

"Accessible Mainstream Technology Webinar"

Presenter: Jim Tobias

Jim TobiasRecorded June 2009, this webinar dealt with accessibility features of many mainstream products. Many mainstream products, although not designed or marketed as AT, have certain accessibility features that can benefit people with disabilities.  These products are often less expensive and more widely available.  This webinar will describe several such products and will go over how to identify the features you’re looking for and locate products that have those features.

The webinar objectives are:

  • to familiarize attendees with mainstream accessibility and the range of accessible mainstream products to review products in the areas information and communication technology that can be used to enhance education, employment, community living and social participation to present sources where these products can be acquired as well as review product costs we have posted the content from the webinar presented by Jim Tobias in several accessible formats.

Here is the link to the "Accessible Mainstream Technology" webinar.

"Introduction to Polycom and Tandberg Video Conferencing Systems"

screen - Videoconferencing webinarPresenters: Barbara Keefe, Shari Majeski, Stephen Angell,
Recorded in March 2010 as part of the PEPNet Think Tank-2 professional development event on accessible distance learning.

Streamed video with captions, ASL interpreters and slides (56 minutes) - Requires Silverlight plug-in.

 

Accessible Learning Management Systems (LMS) - Moodle

screen - Moodle webinarPresenter: John E. Brandt.
Recorded in March 2010 as part of the PEPNet Think Tank-2 professional development event on accessible distance learning.

Streamed video with captions, ALS interpreters and slides (42 minutes) - Requires Silverlight plug-in.

 

Introduction to GoToMeeting - Accessibility

screen - Go to meeting webinarPresenters: Barbara Keefe, Stephen Angell, Shari Majeski
Recorded in March 2010 as part of the PEPNet Think Tank-2 professional development event on accessible distance learning.

Streamed video with captions, ALS interpreters and slides (21 minutes) - Requires Silverlight plug-in.

 

Archives - Video/Audio

Here are some documents that, while published a number of years ago, still are noteworthy. Please be aware that some of the information in these documents may be dated.

Technology Supporting All Students: Views of Two Local Maine Special Education Administrators - [Audio with transcript] any audio player will work. This is a podcast featuring two special education directors discussing assistive technology for schools. A written transcript is also provided. Recorded: June 2003.

 

More Training Events

We will be adding more events to this section as public events are scheduled.

Maine CITE Webinar Presenter Guide

We ask all who are preparing to provide a webinar training program through Maine CITE to please review this webinar presenters' guide.

 

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