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The Maryland Assistive Technology Network (MATN) presents its Fall 2013 Institute on Thursday, September 19, 2013 from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm (registration opens at 9:00 am).

iPad BOOT CAMP – Awesome Apps, Accessories, and Resources – Supporting Students with Disabilities

Presented by Therese Willkomm, PhD


The iPad has had a profound influence in the lives of individuals with disabilities. This tool is promoted as a universal design for learning tool to benefit all students including students with disabilities. This hands-on workshop will discuss and demonstrate amazing uses for built-in features of the iPad such as accessibility features, the camera, reminders, auto speak, keyboard short cuts; as well as over 100 apps and accessories to support students who experience vision, hearing, physical, communication, or cognitive impairments to perform such tasks as reading, writing, social skills, life skills, organization, self-regulation, transitioning to work, etc. Participants will learn resources and feature mapping for selecting the most appropriate app for a student.  In addition, this workshop will include a facilitated “Appy Hour” to share and capture the extensive knowledge and experiences that each participant brings to the table.  All participants are encouraged to bring their iPads.

Therese Willkomm, PhD, is the Director of New Hampshire’s State Assistive Technology Program with the Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire and is an assistant professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy.

Johns Hopkins University
Montgomery County Campus
9605 Medical Center Drive,
Building III
Rockville, Maryland 20850


Simply click on this link below to be directed to the online registration.



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