Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Webinar updates: iPad apps and CoughDrop

Our next webinar is tomorrow, Wednesday, April 19. Did you miss the email? It's not too late to sign up, but you must do it today. The video will also be archived on our YouTube channel.

Also, videos from our last webinar are now available. Details below.

CoughDrop webinar


Looking for info on alternative and augmentative information? Join us for a free webinar on Wednesday, April 19 at 3:30 MDT.


The Utah Assistive Technology Program is teaming up with My CoughDrop to present a webinar on cloud-based and affordable alternative and augmentative communication. This will be broadcast on Wednesday, April 19 and will be archived later on our YouTube channel.

Scot Wahlquist joins us on Wednesday, April 19 at 3:30 MDT to walk us through features of CoughDrop.

CoughDrop is an augmentative and alternative communication app that utilizes the cloud and allows teams to access it across multiple platforms and devices.

Scot will be showing several unique cloud features to build a stronger team around the communicator including:
  • Creating, editing, and sharing boards from your laptop, then synching to the device of the communicator;  
  • Goal setting features, data and reporting tools;
  • Modeling across multiple supporters' devices to build a stronger AAC experience for the entire team.
To attend, RSVP to JoLynne at utahat[at]gmail.com. To find the archived version, check back with our YouTube channel.


Videos from iPad apps for reading & comprehension


Our last webinar, iPad apps for reading & comprehension, provided fodder for several short videos now available on our YouTube channel. Please go there for quick demonstrations of Google Read&WriteNotability, the LiveScribe Echo SmartpenCoWriterClaro ScanPen and Prizmo.

Monday, April 3, 2017

A custom-made part keeps Logan man rolling to his job

Johne came to the Logan AT Lab last week because he needed a repair. His wheelchair takes a beating when he pulls it out of his car every day, and the part where the foot pedal attaches to the chair was close to the breaking point.

My insurance ordered it, but that's not helping me now," he said. "I have to go to work."
So he asked AT Lab volunteer Mike Stokes for help.


Johne works as an electronics tester in Logan. He also wants to train for the 5K Run, Walk and Roll race he will be doing with his wife in Salt Lake City to benefit families and survivors of brain injury.

With the weather warming up, he wanted a chair that could survive some extra outdoor use.

Mike found some parts from a different chair and got to work cutting them to fit Johne's needs.



And before the morning was out, Johne had a working wheelchair.

Because sometimes, waiting isn't an option.