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APH is on the go! Check out the conferences, conventions, and events we’re attending this year.

Upcoming Appearances

  • Council for Exceptional Children Convention & Expo

    Date

    • Live January 16-19, 2022
    • Virtual February 1-4, 2022

    Location

    Marriot Orlando World Center
    8701 World Center Dr.
    Orlando, FL 32821

    Description

    Each year at the CEC Convention & Expo, thousands of special education professionals from around the world come together to learn, share, grow, and connect. With hundreds of sessions on just about every topic in the field, the CEC Convention & Expo is THE professional development event for special educators to find research, tips, and strategies you can actually apply to supporting students with disabilities and/or gifts and talents.

    Exhibit Hours

    • Sunday, January 16 6:30–8:30 p.m.
    • Monday, January 17 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
    • Tuesday, January 18 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

    Resources

  • Assistive Technology Industry Association Conference

    Date

    January 26-29, 2021

    Location

    Orlando, Florida and Virtual

    Caribe Royale
    8101 World Center Dr.
    Orlando, Fl 32821

    Description

    Over the past 22 years, ATIA has been a community gathering for assistive technology practitioners, teachers, parents and caregivers, persons with disabilities and more to learn, network and share on the best in assistive technology

    Sessions

    EDU-75: “eBRF: Creating Dynamic Braille with a New Standard”

    Presenters: William Freeman and Greg Stilson

    Friday, January 28, 2-22 8:30-9:30 a.m.

    Bonaire 3/4

    Please join us for a discussion of eBRF, a new document standard for braille being developed by APH with the help of organizations around the world. We will discuss how this standard will make it possible for braille readers to have advanced navigation and dynamic content while reading professionally transcribed braille. Braille readers will be able to set their preferences for how content is presented and have similar navigation to screen readers accessing web content. This is a big change, and we need help from the entire AT community to make it happen. Please join us and share your thoughts!

    Exhibit Hours

    • Wednesday, January 26 5:30–7:30 p.m.
    • Thursday, January 27 11 a.m.–1 p.m. and 2:00–5:30 p.m.
    • Friday, January 28 11 a.m.–1 p.m. and 2:00–5:30 p.m.
    • Saturday, January 29 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

    Resources

  • CSUN Assistive Technology Conference

    Date

    March 14-18, 2022

    Location

    Anaheim Marriott
    700 W. Convention Way
    Anaheim, CA 92802

    Description

    The CSUN Assistive Technology Conference is the largest conference of its kind, attracting an audience of over 4,500 researchers, practitioners, educators, government representatives, end users and other participants.

    Sessions

    Polly: Gaming the Way to a Braille Display

    Presenters: Donna McClure-Rogers and Greg Stilson

    In partnership with Thinkerbell Labs, APH is debuting Polly, the sister product to Annie™, an independent electronic braille learning device. Attendees will experience an overview of the product, be introduced to how the various games can help expedite braille learning and enhance student’s interest, and view the teacher’s monitoring platform.

    Braille Dots Serving 21st Century Needs

    Presenters: William Freeman and Greg Stilson

    Attendees of this session will be introduced to the Dynamic Tactile Device project that APH and HumanWare have been working on for the past two years. Progress and findings will be shared along with goals and direction of the project as a whole. Questions and suggestions are encouraged!

    Using Voice Applications to Improve the User Experience

    Presenters: Tyler Maddox and Greg Stilson

    The field of voice assistants is growing as more people adopt voice-navigable technology and integrate it into their lifestyle. Learn how this accessible medium is changing the way we engage with technology and experience one of APH’s newest innovations for providing an accessible and conversational website browsing experience.

    APH Mantis Q40 and APH Chameleon 20

    Presenters: Leslie Weilbacher, Bruce McClanahan, and Cecilia Robinson

    The APH Mantis Q40 (Mantis) is a QWERTY keyboard with a 40-cell refreshable braille display. The APH Chameleon 20 (Chameleon) is a notetaker with audio output, braille keyboard and a 20-cell refreshable braille display. Both devices support literacy, access to information, and production of school and homework for students with visual impairments. This presentation will highlight the most common uses of these devices and discuss how to implement its use.

    These two devices are available from the American Printing House for the Blind.

    Exhibit Hours

    • Tuesday, March 15 4:00–7:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday, March 16 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
    • Thursday, March 17 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
    • Friday, March 18 9:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

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