Friday, April 19, 2013
Last December I was approached by Julie Freed, an Assistive Technology Consultant, to find a way to increase the use of Assistive Technology by empowering the special education teacher. She was probably just trying to get me to stop pestering her about the use of google forms but I was persistent and or collaboration led me to the world of the QIAT list serve and another world of acronyms. When I discovered WATI's ASNAT (Wisconsin Assistive Technology Institutes Initiative's Assessing Student Needs for Assistive Technology) I knew that I had found the tools to increase the use of technology and began an enlightening correspondence with Jill Gierach, Former director of the currently unfunded WATI. All of which led to the production of an online version of the ASNAT and a presentation on April 16, 2013 at the Building Bridges Conference in Iowa City. Please visit my new page.