AT & UDL Lab

International Dyslexia Association Annual Conference

Assistive Technology and Universal Design for Learning Lab


Educators often struggle to give all learners meaningful and engaging access to the knowledge and skills that form the foundation of a robust, inspired life. In addition to explicit reading instruction, technology is a component of support for learners with dyslexia, and all learners. The Assistive Technology and Universal Design for Learning Lab offers two full days of live, virtual 30-minute presentations of riveting content from national experts in the areas of assistive technology and universal design. The sessions are facilitated onsite by Oregon Technology Access Program (OTAP) and allow for questions to be asked and answered. The sessions underscore the importance of upfront design of curriculum and instruction to consider the preferences and needs of individual learners, and to ensure equitable access. The Universal Design for Learning framework guides us to think through strategies to increase engagement, representation and expression to be prepared for anyone who might come to your table…. because Universal means ALL!


All sessions in the exhibit hall at the Oregon Convention Center on Friday and Saturday are delivered via Zoom, and streamed to Facebook Live. Sessions are archived for future viewing.


Technology tools and devices will be available throughout the day on Friday and Saturday. Volunteers from Community Vision AT Lab and Pacific University School of Learning and Teaching offer support for hands-on exploration of assistive technology and suggestions for classroom supports, Universal Design for Learning.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

6:00 p.m. - 8 p.m. Pacific

Members of the award-winning Student Empowerment Panel from the IDA Oregon Branch proudly demonstrate the technology tools they prefer and find helpful in reaching their personal goals.

Friday, November 8, 2019 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Pacific

Introduction to Universal Design for Learning

Combining Assistive Technology & Literacy Intervention-THE BEST Multisensory Support for Dyslexia

Why UDL?

uPar! By Don Johnston Inc.: The Secret to Finding the Right Reading Accommodations

The 4-Step Solution for Accessible Curriculum: T.H.E.P.A.C.T. Framework & Series Launch

Learning Ally

Terrie Noland, M.S., C.A.L.P.

Vice President, Educator Leadership & Learning

Learning Ally


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C-Pen Scanning Pens: Bridging the Gap Between Paper & Digital for People of All Ages w/ Dyslexia & other Learning Differences with the use of Assistive Technology

Journey to Self-Advocacy & the Use of Assistive Technology

Shelbe Park and the award-winning Student Empowerment Panel from the IDA Oregon Branch


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Saturday, November 9, 2019 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Pacific)

Google Chrome Tools

Virtuality Reality/Augmented Reality with Merge

Focus on AEM: Accessible Educational Materials

Luis Perez, Ph.D.


Learn about the POUR principles for creating and evaluating accessible educational materials that work for all learners.


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Click for session recorded November 9 3 p.m. Pacific

OTAP

1409 NE Diamond Lake Blvd., Suite 110

Roseburg, OR 97470