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We are always looking for ways to enhance the lives of the individuals we serve and on September 17, 2013 we invited Dr. David Winters, Ph.D., Associate Professor at Eastern Michigan University, to speak on iPad: Increasing Independence through Technology. Dr. Winters provided practical information on purchasing options, enhancements and accessibility, input options and details on programs that can be downloaded by iPad users through the Apple website. Please review the details of his presentation.
Since our presentation with Dr. Winters we have applied our entire 2013 Annual Appeal to our new "iPad Assistive Technology Program" which is allowing us to purchase five iPads for use by our individuals. We have made sure to protect each iPad with a very durable case and screen protector. We will utilize table mounts and mechanical arms to hold the iPads in place for users.
The initial stage of the Program includes plans for use of several applications Dr. Winters presented in September. Examples of the apps include: Prologquo2Go, iPrompts, iDraw, FTVS HD, Answers - yes/no, iDress for Weather, Coin Math, and See Read Say.
We are very grateful to our generous Annual Appeal donors ensuring the program is made possible for our individuals. We will continue to provide updates on the program and its progress!