Presentations on Assistive Technologies to Increase Academic Success at Shasta College

Assistive Technology with Jamie Martin

Noted educator and instructor Jamie Martin will be at the Shasta College Main Campus for a FREE seminar on how to effectively use assistive technologies to help student with learning differences reach academic success. This two-day event will begin on February 23rd with a presentation on Assistive Technology for Students with Learning Differences at 2:00pm-3:30pm or 6:30pm-8:00pm on the Student Center Stage inside building 2000. Jamie Martin will focus his presentation on Assistive Technologies (AT) and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) including text-to-speech, dictation, word prediction, study skills and graphic organizers to increase a student’s academic success. On February 24th in room 802, building 800 from 8:30am-12:00pm Jamie will explore multiple student case studies and demonstrate how AT can help students independently access educational materials. Specific tools will be discussed and demonstrated including software for Windows and Mac computers, Chrome extensions, iPad apps and built-in accessibility features of various operating systems. This event and parking are free please RSVP here.

Jamie Martin is an assistive technology consultant and trainer, specializing in finding assistive technology tools for students and adults with dyslexia. Jamie has been an educator for over 20 years, working with dyslexic students for the majority of that time, both as an Orton-Gillingham language tutor and an assistive technology instructor. He is on the team of experts for Understood.org and is on the advisory board for the children’s website, Dyslexiaville. You can follow him on Twitter at @ATDyslexia. You can find more information about assistive technology at his website.

This event is sponsored in part by the Shasta College Office of Access and Equity and Disabled Students Programs and Services. Contact Lisa Riggs, Educational Counselor at 530-941-5399 or lriggs@shastacollege.edu for more details.

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