Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Change of Dates - Web/IT Accessibility Trainings - Clemson and via Webinar

Previously scheduled for July 29 and 30, they're now scheduled for August 18 and 19.
If you registered before, you’ll need to register again for these dates.

Note: There is no charge for these trainings.

Web and IT Accessibility Training - Entry Level

Date:
Monday, August 18, 2014
Time: 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Location: Clemson Research Park or Webinar via Adobe Connect
Trainers:
Steve Cook, SCCB
Janet Jendron, SCATP, ATAC

Description: Learn about basic accessibility and usability issues with web and information technology. See how people who use assistive technology interact with electronic information. Learn about the SC Web Testers Program, which trains people with and without disabilities to evaluate web pages and electronic information for accessibility and usability. Explanation of the accessibility /usability questionnaire used by the SC Web Testers. Overview of online tools that can be used to evaluate web pages with respect to basic requirements of federal laws.

Location if attending in person:
Advanced Materials Research Laboratory Seminar Room
Clemson Research Park
91 Technology Drive
Anderson, SC 29625

NOTE: Attendees need to bring their own laptops if attending in person.  We'll have a wireless connection for you. You can also access the training through Adobe Connect. Choose the appropriate link below to register for in-person or via Adobe Connect.

To register for this workshop:

For questions about training content, email Janet Jendron at Janet.Jendron@uscmed.sc.edu or call 803-935-5273
For questions about location or Adobe Connect, email Dan Bish at dbish@clemson.edu or call 864-656-9038

Evaluating Web and IT for Accessibility/Usability

Date:  Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Time: 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Location: Clemson Research Park or Webinar via Adobe Connect
Trainers:
CB Averitt, Senior Consultant, Deque Systems
Janet Jendron, ATAC, SCATP

Description: Brief overview of laws affecting accessibility of electronic information. Overview of assistive technologies used to access electronic information. History and future of the SC Web Testers Program, which trains people with and without disabilities to evaluate web pages and electronic information for accessibility and usability. In depth discussion of accessibility principles/challenges and how they can be evaluated using online tools (e.g., FireBug, WAVE, Web Accessibility and Web Developer Toolbars). Training will be based on the SC Web Testers accessibility/usability questionnaire. Some attention will be given to accessibility solutions.

Location if attending in person:
Advanced Materials Research Laboratory Seminar Room
Clemson Research Park
91 Technology Drive
Anderson, SC 29625

NOTE: Attendees need to bring their own laptops if attending in person.  We'll have a wireless connection for you. You can also access the training through Adobe Connect.
Choose the appropriate link below to register for in-person or via Adobe Connect.

To register for this workshop:

For questions about training content, email Janet Jendron at Janet.Jendron@uscmed.sc.edu or call 803-935-5273
For questions about location or Adobe Connect, email Dan Bish at dbish@clemson.edu or call 864-656-9038





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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Web and IT Accessibility Training - Entry Level

Note: There is no charge for these trainings

Web and IT Accessibility Training - Entry Level

Date:
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Time: 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Location: Clemson Research Park or Webinar via Adobe Connect
Trainers:
Steve Cook, SCCB
Janet Jendron, SCATP, ATAC

Description: Learn about basic accessibility and usability issues with web and information technology. See how people who use assistive technology interact with electronic information. Learn about the SC Web Testers Program, which trains people with and without disabilities to evaluate web pages and electronic information for accessibility and usability. Explanation of the accessibility /usability questionnaire used by the SC Web Testers. Overview of online tools that can be used to evaluate web pages with respect to basic requirements of federal laws.

Location if attending in person:
Advanced Materials Research Laboratory Seminar Room
Clemson Research Park
91 Technology Drive
Anderson, SC 29625

NOTE: Attendees need to bring their own laptops if attending in person.  We'll have a wireless connection for you. You can also access the training through Adobe Connect. Choose the appropriate link below to register for in-person or via Adobe Connect.

To register for this workshop:
For questions about training content, email Janet Jendron at Janet.Jendron@uscmed.sc.edu or call 803-935-5273
For questions about location or Adobe Connect, email Dan Bish at dbish@clemson.edu or call 864-656-9038

Evaluating Web and IT for Accessibility/Usability

Date
: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Time: 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Location: Clemson Research Park or Webinar via Adobe Connect
Trainers:
CB Averitt, Senior Consultant, Deque Systems
Janet Jendron, ATAC, SCATP

Description: Brief overview of laws affecting accessibility of electronic information. Overview of assistive technologies used to access electronic information. History and future of the SC Web Testers Program, which trains people with and without disabilities to evaluate web pages and electronic information for accessibility and usability. In depth discussion of accessibility principles/challenges and how they can be evaluated using online tools (e.g., FireBug, WAVE, Web Accessibility and Web Developer Toolbars). Training will be based on the SC Web Testers accessibility/usability questionnaire. Some attention will be given to accessibility solutions.

Location if attending in person:
Advanced Materials Research Laboratory Seminar Room
Clemson Research Park
91 Technology Drive
Anderson, SC 29625

NOTE: Attendees need to bring their own laptops if attending in person.  We'll have a wireless connection for you. You can also access the training through Adobe Connect.
Choose the appropriate link below to register for in-person or via Adobe Connect.

To register for this workshop:

For questions about training content, email Janet Jendron at Janet.Jendron@uscmed.sc.edu or call 803-935-5273
For questions about location or Adobe Connect, email Dan Bish at dbish@clemson.edu or call 864-656-9038

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Sensory Integration

DoE and Autism Society Autism Trainings

Please register for workshops at the SC Autism Society Webpage
Location: 806 12th Street
West Columbia, SC 29169
(800) 438-4790

Sensory Integration

July 30 , 2014
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
How to help you child with Sensory Processing Disorder.


To learn more, please click on the above title.
To access the CDR Library catalog, please click on this link

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Splash Bash 2014!




Be sure to visit the SC Assistive Technology exhibit at
Splash Bash 2014
SWIM, PLAY & LEISURE
with adapted services by HealthSouth Columbia

When: August 23, 2014
Time: 10am - 5pm
Location: Dreher Island State Park, 3677 State Park Road, Prosperity, SC 29127
Registration: FREE
What: Water sports, fishing, access to adaptive equipment for hunting and other wheelchair sports.
For More Information: Contact Rafe Ellisor, 803-401-1365, rafe.ellisor@healthsouth.com

A variety of organizations and vendors will be present to provide their expertise and services.
Enjoy adapted sports and leisure activities for adults and young adults (14 years & older) with disabilities.

You must be preregistered to attend.

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Save the date! NEDA is pleased to announce the upcoming Summerville, SC NEDA Walk!



Save the date! NEDA is pleased to announce the upcoming Summerville, SC NEDA Walk scheduled for Saturday, November 8th, 2014 at Town Square!

 Challenge yourself to be an advocate for eating disorders in your community. The walk is coming up soon so
 be sure to register nowform or join a team and donate! Help us bring together a community and raise
 awareness on the dangers of eating disorders! Need help fundraising? The NEDA Walk Participant Packet is
 full of ideas and great tips!

Additionally, if you belong to an organization or work for a corporation that you think would be willing to
 sponsor the walk, please contact me as soon as possible! Download the NEDA Walk Sponsorship Packet
for more information and a complete listing of the different sponsorship levels and benefits.

Walk Information

Walk: Summerville, SC NEDA Walk

Date: Saturday, November 8th, 2014, 11:30AM - 1:30PM

Location: Town Square

Walk Coordinator: Renay Marsh

Contact Email: teaceng@yahoo.com
Thank you so much for your support! Your efforts allow NEDA to provide programs which help individuals
 and their families affected by eating disorders.
We look forward to seeing you in Summerville for our NEDA Walk!
Sincerely,
Julie Steinberg
National Walk Manager
T: 212-575-6200 Ext 322
E: jsteinberg@nationaleatingdisorders.org

National Eating Disorders Association, 165 W 46th St #402, New York, NY 10036, (212) 575-6200

Monday, June 30, 2014

Summer Camps

It’s not too late to find some great camp experiences for children with special needs! Check out a list of summer camps at: http://www.sc.edu/scatp/camps.html .
There are camps available for different needs:

-General/Multiple Disability
-Asthma
-Autism Spectrum Disorder
-Vision and/or Hearing Impairment
-Brain Injury
-Cancer and Blood Disorders 
-AAC/Communication
-Mental Health 

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Equip Young Adult Leadership Summer Series


 

Summer Series


Join us for an activity-filled, exciting six week Leadership Program where individuals ages 14-25 with any disability will learn the following skills and topics:
 
Effective Communication |  Self Empowerment
Self Advocacy | Disability Rights Movement
Long & Short Term Goal Setting | Disability Pride
Self Esteem & Confidence | Friendship & Relationship Building

Every Tuesday from July 8th to August 12th
10AM-4PM

EQUIP is a program FOR young adults with disabilities led BY young adults with disabilities. The EQUIP Summer Series Program will allow you to understand disability rights, accomplish goals, participate in community activism, and plan for your future. Join us for an amazing opportunity to have fun, make friends, and make a difference in your life and your community.

 
Learn more about EQUIP at www.able-sc.org/equip

Midlands Location


Able South Carolina
136 Stonemark Lane, Suite 100
Columbia, SC 29210

Upstate Location


Able South Carolina
330 Pelham Rd., Suite 100A
Greenville, SC 29615
To register for the EQUIP Summer Series please contact:
Rachel Kaplan
Phone: (800) 681-7715
TTY: (864) 235-8798
rkaplan@able-sc.org
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Friday, June 13, 2014

Walgreens Now Offers Talking Prescription Labels

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Walgreens Now Offers Talking Prescription Labels


Congratulations Walgreens! Today the national pharmacy retailer announced that it is providing talking prescription labels free of charge to customers with visual impairments in over 8,000 stores and through mail order. Jump to the press release below. This initiative is a result of ongoing Structured Negotiations with the American Council of the Blind, The Illinois Council of the Blind, and the California Council of the Blind and their lawyers, Linda Dardarian of Goldstein, Borgen, Dardarian and Ho and the Law Office of Lainey Feingold.
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    DEERFIELD, Ill., June 3, 2014 — Walgreens, the nation’s largest drugstore chain (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG), today announced the launch of a nationwide program offering talking prescription devices to customers with visual impairments. The initiative introduces a new service that complements other accessible prescription information Walgreens currently provides.

Research Highlight: Depression in People with Spinal Cord Injuries

Research Conducted by the Longevity After Injury Project

Depression is the most common mental health problem reported after spinal cord injury. Depression also increases the risk for early death.  Research has shown certain risk factors are associated with depression. In a recent study, conducted by the Longevity After injury Project, risk factors, such as pain and substance abuse, were looked at for participants reporting symptoms of depression. It was found that women and non-white participants were more likely to report more severe depressive symptoms. Those who increased medication use for pain and sleep were also more likely to report worsening symptoms of depression.

The relationship between symptoms of depression, the amount of pain, and how pain interfered with daily activities was then explored.  Pain interference can influence things like sleeping and working. It was found that when pain and pain interference increase, the more symptoms of depression are reported.

Future research will involve looking at symptoms of depression over time in persons with spinal cord injury.  It will be necessary to find other factors that may increase the risk of depression. 


Click here to go to the CDR Library's website:

Click here to go to the SC Spinal Cord Injury's website:
http://www.scspinalcord.org/   

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Basic EADLs - Still a Role in the iPad World?

AbleNet University

June 17, 2014 10:00am CDT - 60 minutes 
Title: Basic EADLs - Still a Role in the iPad World? 

Description: Electronic Aids to Daily Living provide alternative control of devices within the environment. Basic EADLs can be used in the home or classroom to develop cognitive skills, provide independent play, socialization and participation, provide object manipulation, meet therapy goals and prepare clients for future, more sophisticated assistive technology use. As Tablets are becoming such a key tool in the classroom and therapy, is there still a role for this technology? This webinar will present product options, modes of control and application ideas of both Basic EADLs and Tablets to meet these goals. 
Category: Assistive Technology
Presenter: Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS 
Cost: FREE
Learn More or Register Now 

To learn more, please click on the above title.
To access the CDR Library catalog, please click on this link

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Mobile Technologies for Educating Students with Low-Incidence Disabilities

AbleNet University

June 10, 2014 11:00am CDT - 45 minutes 
Title: Mobile Technologies for Educating Students with Low-Incidence Disabilities 

Description: Education is changing and educators, including related services professionals need to change with it! The potential of wireless and mobile technology to enhance teaching and learning is so great that it is currently at the forefront of technological advancements in education. Mobile learning is here and it is impacting how students learn and how educators teach. Research and anecdotal studies suggest mobile technologies are suitable for learning purposes with the possibilities of enhancing the quality of life for students with disabilities. Mobile and electronic devices and multimedia contents increase student’s interest in learning and attention. These devices can be viewed as a communication device in the pocket, a learning device “on the go” and a lifesaver for some. Features of these technologies, which will be described discussed, include flexible multimedia content and storage, portability, mobility and affordability.
Category: Assistive Technology
Presenter: Patricia R. Ourand, MS, CCC-SLP 
Cost: FREE

To learn more, please click on the above title.
To access the CDR Library catalog, please click on this link

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Greenville Library to Receive National Award

Greenville Library to Receive National Award

Columbia, SC – The Greenville County Library System is the winner of the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Agencies (ASCLA)/Keystone Library Automation System (KLAS) & National Organization on Disability (NOD) Award.

Greenville County Library System was selected for its extensive work in creating “Intentional Strides," which increased programs, library services and staff awareness of serving individuals with disabilities and special needs in Greenville County. The library also dedicated funds from its operating budget specifically to enhance and improve library programs, services and staff awareness with regard to patrons with disabilities.

The award consists of $1,000 and a citation supported by Kay and David Holloman of Keystone Systems, developer of the Keystone Library Automation System (KLAS), and the National Organization on Disability.

The Greenville County Library System will be recognized at the American Library Association’s annual conference in Las Vegas on Saturday, June 28.


For more information, please contact the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Agencies at ascla@ala.org

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:                                                                    
Dr. Curtis R. Rogers                                                                                                                      
May 22, 2014
803-734-8928

Friday, May 30, 2014

Autism 101

DoE and Autism Society Autism Trainings

Please register for workshops at the SC Autism Society Webpage
Location: 806 12th Street
West Columbia, SC 29169
(800) 438-4790

Autism 101

June 4 , 2014
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder

To learn more, please click on the above title.
To access the CDR Library catalog, please click on this link