• 39th CSUN Assistive Technology Conference - March 18-22, 2024 at the Anaheim Marriott

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Assistive Technology Basics

Date & Time
Monday, March 18, 2024 - 9:00 AM PDT  
Grand HJK  
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Session Summary (Abstract)
Assistive Technology Basics includes a wide discussion of the variety of assistive technology, including the vast array seen here at the CSUN Assistive Technology Conference. This workshop is especially useful to newcomers to the fields of assistive technology and disabilities.
Learning Objectives

To have a general understanding of AT and be able to describe technologies that support participation, communication, and learning.
To be able to describe the process for implementation and the conditions that promotes growth or challenges the implementation process.
To have a general understanding of how to match appropriate AT features to individuals who need support in the areas of participation, communication, and learning.
To be able to describe how to modify the environment or devices to include AT solutions that support individual functionality in society or in the individual’s environment.
Understand how to use a variety of F2F & online resources and training opportunities: expand and support your AT knowledge, skills and abilities.

Rebecca Cagle
Cagle has worked in the assistive technology field for more than 20 years. She has served in many roles related to AT assessment and outcome measures. As a graduate of the CSUN M.S. Assistive Technology Studies and Human Services program Cagle has taught for the CSUN ATHS Master's program since 2016 and brings real-world experience to the classroom. She is credentialed as a job skills trainer, job placement specialist, and supported employment specialist in Texas and teaches courses to employment specialists in these areas in Texas. Cagle is deeply involved in the AT world nationally and internationally. She is an IAAP (International Association of Accessibility Professionals) Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies, a member of the Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe, a National Rehabilitation Association member, and a member of the International Association of Workforce Professionals. She has served on advisory committees such as Vispero, Elsevier publishing, and the American Airlines Arena accessibility committee.
Kaiqi Zhou
Kaiqi Zhou is an assistant professor in the Department of Rehabilitation and Health Services at the University of North Texas. Kaiqi earned his Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Counselor Education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research interests include psychosocial adaptation to chronic illness and disability, career development of transition-age youths with autism spectrum disorder, assistive technology, and the application of psychoanalysis in rehabilitation counseling. Dr. Zhou has conducted research on AT for autistic individuals in employment and lectured on AT in graduate-level Rehabilitation Counseling courses.  
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  • Rebecca Cagle
  • Kaiqi Zhou

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