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KarenS
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Re: Introduction

Post by KarenS » Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:08 pm

Hello Henry! Welcome. We just launched this forum so it's just getting going. Do you have any questions about assistive technology? What type of work do you do?

canale@umbc.edu
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accessible documents

Post by canale@umbc.edu » Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:30 am

Hello, I just joined. I have always had my toe in the AT waters so to speak, however I am now finding myself in the deep end of the pool. My question/request is: Are there any really good how to videos on how to remediate a document? I can do your basic document, but I now need to teach 3 new graduate assistants and would to see if any resources out there.

Any advise/resources would be appreciated

Michael

Heather
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Re: Introduction

Post by Heather » Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:33 am

Hello! I work in Assistive Technology. I have 2 years of professional experience and 27 years of personal experience in the field.

KarenS
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Re: Introduction

Post by KarenS » Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:06 am

Hi Heather. Welcome. We would love to see you posting about your experience in specific topic areas. Any new AT that you have recently had the opportunity to use with success?

Heather
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Re: Introduction

Post by Heather » Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:46 am

I had a stroke that caused paralysis of my left hand. The majority of assistive technology I use is in the kitchen because I love cooking. My 2 handy helpers are a roll of shelf/drawer liner that I cut into smaller pieces to use under my cutting board or under a plate if cutting food while eating. The other is my Kitchen Aid mixer. I have used it for the traditional things like cookies, cakes bread dough, and muffins. I also use it for mixing meatloaf ingredients and mashing potatoes.

At work, I have been creative in combining different things to assist someone to accomplish he task they want to do. Example- a client was having a hard time getting out of bed and had a bed sore as a result. I did not have a lift but I did have a swivel seat and a donut type pillow that we combined to allow pressure relief and the ability to get his feet off the bed in order to get up. I love these kind of creative solutions. At work, I do not use a special keyboard but I do type one handed. I learned that if you slant the keyboard sideways, it makes typing easier and allows for faster typing speeds.

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