Training

Training activities are instructional events, designed for a specific purpose or audience to increase the participants’ knowledge, skills, and competencies regarding AT.

Topics may include AT and the IEP; AT for Aging in Place; Assuring Accessibility of Your Website (e.g. for webmasters), or AT for successful transition to Post-Secondary Education. Such events can be delivered to large or small groups, in-person, or via telecommunications or other distance education mechanisms. 

Contact the KATS Network today to explore how we can assist your organization in providing Assistive Technology Training, Technical Assistance, and Awareness.

Annual Statewide Institute on Assistive Technology

Each year the KATS Network hosts a Statewide Assistive Technology Conference. This years conference will be held virtually in June, 2021 (Date TBD). Topics we are looking to cover this year include:

  • Accessible Word and PowerPoint Documents,
  • Alternative and Augmentative Communication Devices,
  • Assistive Technology in Secondary Education,
  • Student Empowerment for Post-Secondary Education,
  • Wheelchair Evaluations,
  • Wheelchair Maintenance and Repairs, and
  • Panel Discussion: Farming with a Disability

Check back for more information on the conference and for registration instructions.

Lighting Information Everyone Should know for home and work.

In the video below, viewers will be provided with a basic understanding of the physics of light waves in the visible spectrum and ultraviolet, and how they affect an individual’s vision. Elaine Kitchel will present three ways to change the lighted environments for people with low vision, no vision, and normal vision to make the environment optimal, show an understanding of how to read the lighting code on specific bulbs and tubes.

Ms. Kitchel is a nationally recognized expert on lighting with more than 25 years of research, with 80 articles and two books published.

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