Course Detail: COEATF - Assistive Technology Foundations

Course Overview

Assistive Technologies (AT) help individuals with disabilities address a functional need that is related to their disability characteristics. Accessibility and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) are rapidly changing the landscape of access to technology, education, and even social avenues. Understanding these terms and how assistive technologies connect to them is important in a wide variety of professional fields including Early Childhood, Education, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Recreation Therapy, Social Work, Medical fields, Human Resources, and more.

This 5-week Continuing Education course will help participants learn about AT: what it is, where to find it, how to match it to an individual's needs, how to prove it is effective, and avenues for procurement. Participants will engage in a variety of knowledge and skills activities and assessments.

Technology Requirements

  • Basic Computer Skills: The ability to send and receive email with and without attachments; use a word processing program such as Microsoft Word; willingness to explore new technologies through web-based applications.
  • Access and navigate the Internet
  • View video clips from YouTube and other video streaming websites

Registration Deadlines

  • For January 23-Feb 24th, 2023- register by January 16th, 2023
  • For March 6th - April 10th- register by February 27th, 2023

Additional Information

Participants will receive an email from at least 24 hours (business days) prior to the course with information on how to access the Canvas online learning system.

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