The 2015 Rehabilitation and Transition Conference was held this past week in Green Bay, Wisconsin. As an employee of Adaptive Technology Resources, I manned our booth in the Exhibit Hall. It is always interesting to meet DVR Counselors and consumers looking for AT workplace solutions for individuals with disabilities. Having performed hundreds of vocational rehab AT evaluations, the client needs are widely varied and unique. Inquiries from stakeholders mirrored the many flavors of client vocational and prevocational needs and potential solutions. So many options available, narrowed to individually chosen solutions dependent on many factors.
Friday, I was able to return out of personal/professional interest to hear Dr. Therese Willkomm”s presentation Apps, Adaptations and Accessories for the Workplace. I am a huge fan of her innovative and adaptive methods (yes, I could be a groupie, I subscribe to her YouTube, own her books and follow her work!). Her presentation was dynamic and entertaining, sharing her many client driven innovative and cost effective accessories and apps for iDevices. How exciting to see her in action and glean from her experiences, inventions and resources she offers.
Dr. Willkomm shared an incredible amount of iDevice resources in her fast paced, highly informative presentation on adaptive materials and device. Below are a few of her handouts featuring accessories and apps for employment of individuals with disability. I am grateful for her permission to share her extensive resources:
Apps for Employment of Individuals with Disability
Awesome Accessories and Adaptations for the iPad
If you are interested in adaptive devices, I encourage you to attend a presentation or check out her work at ATinNH. You can find her past and current instructional videos by searching her YouTube channel. Dr. Willkomm also has written several books. Her latest book “Assistive Technology Solutions in Minutes: Book II “Ordinary Items Extraordinary Solutions” is choked full of low cost adaptive solutions. The book is well worth the cost!
How exciting to have met and shook the hand of Dr. Willkomm, AT MacGyver! Made my week!