6 + 1 Super Cool AT stories from 2016 ATIA conference 0This year's Assistive Technology Industry Association's conference in Orlando turned out to be a really exciting few days. We got to attend sessions, meet with our manufacturing partners and prowl the massive exhibit hall hunting for cool stuff.
This year, the weather was unseasonably hot outside (peaking at 27C. Most years, the weather is more like Vancouver in November, than Toronto in June) and freezing in the halls with the air conditioning on max.
Despite the contradictory conditions we layered-up and tracked down what we think are the neatest AT developments at this year's ATIA. Here they are.
Eye Gaze packages trialled in Toronto classrooms 0It’s the first day of school for a student in grade 1 who is non-verbal, who has complex cognitive and physical learning needs with an IEP that includes “deaf-blind” in its description.
Where do you begin?
In a trial that started in May 2015, Bridges supplied eye gaze systems in a number of classrooms in Toronto area schools. These were designated special needs classrooms in schools that had increased supports for students with more complex instructional needs.
October is AAC Awareness Month 0October is AAC awareness month! So Bridges will be providing resources, tips, and news, as well as making some new product announcements related to AAC devices.
Look out for these AAC related happenings in October.