Assistive technology enables students with disabilities to access the curriculum, increase independence, and participate actively both in education and life activities. TCEA, in cooperation with the Texas Assistive Technology Network (TATN) and Region 4 ESC, offers a daylong academy rich with resources to help participants build the capacity to integrate technology throughout the curriculum, ensuring that all students benefit from an appropriate educational environment.
Featured Keynote, Ed Summers, is a blind software engineer and an accessibility specialist. He has a B.S. in computer science and 20 years of professional experience as a software developer and a development manager. Ed’s personal mission is to enable people with disabilities to realize their full potential in the classroom and the 21st century economy. He fulfills that mission as a leader in the software industry and disability-related, not-for-profit organizations.
Ed leads the accessibility team at the SAS Institute, the market leader in business analytics software and services that is used at over 50,000 sites in over 100 countries. The SAS accessibility team helps people of all abilities succeed using SAS software.
Presentations will focus on the following strands: Mobile Devices for Children with Disabilities, Online Learning for Students with Disabilities, and Unique Technologies to Engage Students with Disabilities