What is assistive technology?

Assistive technology is any kind of technology and/or tool that can be used to enhance the functional independence of a person with a disability. Often, for people with disabilities, accomplishing daily tasks such as communicating with others, going to school or work, or participating in activities can be a challenge. Assistive Technology (AT) devices are tools to help overcome those challenges and enable people living with disabilities to enhance and have access to a quality of life, that may otherwise not be known, and lead more independent lives.

The mission of this blog is to serve as a voice of a constant researcher in the field of educational and assistive technologies so that the best products, strategies and services may be located easily, in hopes that they will then be delivered, taught and used to better the lives of people with disabilities.

Profile


Glenda Hampton Anderson
Education/Assistive Technology
Consultant and Trainer
Enabling Solutions ~ Opening Doors
atganders@gmail.com


Enabling Solutions ~ Opening Doors
Enabling Students with Disabilities through the use of Assistive Technology. Opening Doors through increased Access, Communication Supports and Technology Options.

Bio
Glenda Hampton Anderson brings the experience of working with students with special needs for over 35 years. Having a teaching credential in elementary education, specializing in physical disabilities and learning disabilities has provided a wide range of experiences leading to diverse skill sets in public education settings. After 17 years in the classroom, Glenda changed her focus to assistive technology in 1997 when she found it to offer a nice blend of her experiences and interests.

Her experience and services with assistive technology include evaluating individual needs, supporting a universal design for learning environment in the classroom, conducting workshops and trainings, and providing updated information through her blog postings. Retired from the public school system, Glenda now provides services through her company, Enabling Solutions ~ Opening Doors and is available for private contracts. She continues to be active in providing support for the assistive technology program in the Special Education Credential Programs and the Communication Sciences and Disorders Augmentative and Alternative Communication at California State University in Chico, realizing that her first true love is teaching.

Services:
Glenda may be contacted about providing assessments, workshops, and trainings. Each service provided is unique and based on the individual or audience's needs. Please contact her at atganders@gmail.com to see if she is available to meet your needs.

Qualifications:
AT Certified - Northridge University
AAC Certified - Placer County AAC Certification Program
Teaching Credentials Specializing in:
  • Elementary Multiple Subjects
  • Physical Disabilities and Other Health Impaired
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Resource Specialist Certificate

Blogging:
The mission of her blog is to serve as a voice of a constant researcher in the field of educational and assistive technologies. Her hope is that it will assist others to begin their journey in finding the best products, strategies and services - easily and quickly, so that they will then be delivered, taught and used to better the lives of individuals with disabilities.

What is assistive technology?
Assistive technology is any kind of technology and/or tool that can be used to enhance the functional independence of a person with a disability. Often, for people with disabilities, accomplishing daily tasks such as communicating with others, going to school or work, or participating in activities can be a challenge. Assistive Technology (AT) devices are tools to help overcome those challenges and enable people living with disabilities to enhance and have access to a quality of life, that may otherwise not be known, and lead more independent lives.

Glenda provides assistive technology services throughout California assisting teams and individuals in assessing students’ assistive technology needs. Glenda’s focus areas in assistive technology include computer access and technologies that assist those with physical, cognitive and learning disabilities.

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