Individuals who experience a vision loss and other disabilities need a variety of assistive technology solutions, and today over 80% of these solutions can be created in five minutes or less using everyday tools and materials.
This amazing hands-on online learning course will inspire you to think creatively outside the box and challenge you to use an assortment of materials to create solutions in minutes. The course is based on the book, Assistive Technology Solutions in Minutes II: Ordinary Items, Extraordinary Solutions. And hundreds of New How to Video clips of new inventions and creations by Dr. Willkomm.
The course consists of eight learning modules plus a final project in which students must fabricate a new solution to accommodate someone who experiences blindness, low vision or multiple disabilities.
The course consists of the following 8 modules:
- Overview of Using Ordinary Items to Create Extraordinary Assistive Technology Solutions.
- Tapes and Adhesives for Creating Amazing AT solutions.
- Working with Putty and Instamorph.
- 101 Solutions You Can Make with Corrugated Plastic, Corner Guard and Sintra Board.
- Unlocking the Mysteries of Loc-Line.
- Working with PVC.
- The Amazing Industrial Twist Tie.
- Creating Solutions for Someone with Disability.
Each learning module is based on chapters in the book. Students will take a test at the end of each module and will post pictures and video clips that demonstrate skill acquisition throughout the course.
You will use an assortment of the tools and materials described in the book and on video clips and will fabricate solutions, and share your solutions with others in the class by posting pictures and video clips. You will learn by watching clips, following step-by-step instructions and working with the materials.
In addition, the richness of the course will also be in the sharing of your ideas and creations with fellow classmates so that you can learn from each other and challenge each other to create solutions for individuals with disabilities. ACVREP has approved this course for Certified Assistive Technology Instructional Specialists for People with Visual Impairments (CATIS).
Assistive Technology Solutions in Minutes II: Ordinary Items, Extraordinary Solutions, (Willkomm, 2013) can be purchased online through the IOD Bookstore at the University of New Hampshire Institute on Disability. (List price $50.00).
EARLY BIRD PRICE
PDPs, CEs, ACVREP, CTLEs, AOTA, OSPI
Graduate Credits: You will have the opportunity to add 3 graduate credits to your registration for an additional $295.00 through Fitchburg State University (Fitchburg, MA). Instructions will be provided to registered participants two weeks before the start date.
Registration cost includes $50 materials fee!
Each student will receive a kit of building materials and tools for completing assignments. Please provide a shipping address to receive your building kit.
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