Training Video Archives

Check out UATP's training videos archive on a variety of assistive technology topics from area professionals. 


May 6, 2015: With great technological advancements, individuals with hearing loss have much to gain when it comes to communication and connecting with their peers. There are many types of technology available for different levels of hearing loss and everyday devices can be used to help hearing individuals to communicate with hearing aid and Sign Language users. Mitch Moyers of the Utah Division of Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing presented this webinar.

Dec. 10, 2014: The iPhone is more than a text machine! It is a great accessible tool for those with vision impairment. Everette Bacon and Jerry Nealey of the Utah Division of Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired demonstrate many applications specifically designed for those who are blind or have low vision on the iPhone. These apps can help with independence in everyday tasks and also can assist with school or vocation.


Oct. 29, 2014: GoBabyGo provides mobility for children with crawling and walking problems, empowering them to be part of the action at home, in the daycare center and on the playground. Learn how to convert your own power toy car into a mobility device to promote play, exploration, and socialization. Presented by Kevin Christensen, occupational therapist and assistive technology specialist for the Utah Center for Assistive Technology.


October 1, 2014: The Opportunity Foundation of America presents Eagle Eyes: Eye-control mouse technology. The innovative technology allows individuals to control a computer mouse simply with the movement of their eyes, making using a computer possible for individuals unable to properly use their hands for standard computer use.

April 16, 2014: Utah Disability Law Center attorneys Rob Denton and LauraLee Gillespie explain eligibility requirements and processes for getting assistive technology in the world of Medicaid, Medicare, Private Insurance, Vocational Rehabilitation and Special Education. This webinar will help you understand what is required to qualify for assistive technology services and common legal issues the Disability Law Center has addressed concerning assistive technology.  


March 5, 2014: Permobil has been a leader in the complex rehabilitation power wheelchairs industry for over 45 years. As the world leading manufacturer of powered wheelchairs, Permobil offers a range of wheelchairs for children, young people and adults. Travis, assistive technology specialist, covers independent repositioning, basic adjustments and alternative drive controls of Permobil wheelchairs. 


Nov. 9, 2013: Affordable Care: The Health Insurance Marketplace Enrollment Process by presenter Chase Merrill, a Certified Applications Counselor for the Cache Valley Community Health Centers. Chase covers the Individual Insurance Mandate, Marketplace insurance plan classification, ways to complete the marketplace application, basic marketplace qualifications, tax subsidies, and FAQs. 

Oct. 30, 2013: Amy Henningsen, occupational therapist and assistive technology specialist, presented this training on Assistive Technology for Seniors. Amy covers a variety assistive technology device available to seniors to help them maintain their independence. Simple, low-tech products as well as high-tech products are demonstrated in the area of activities of daily living (ADL's) such as mobility, bathing, dressing, eating, meal preparation, household chores, etc. 

May 15, 2013: This training presented by Jean Bosco-Walsh, assistive technology consultant for Saltillo Corporation, explores the TouchChat app that is a total communication application available for your idevice. She also discusses the latest communication devices from Saltillo that are based on the Android system. 


April 3, 2013: This training presented by Kristine Bengen, territory development specialist of Tobii ATI, covers Tobii's eye tracking technology and how it works for seamless access to computers. This technology can benefit a variety of disabilities that makes an individual unable to speak, from ALS to stroke survivors.

Feb. 20, 2013: Clay Christensen, Utah Assistive Technology Lab Coordinator; and Amy Henningsen, occupational therapist presented. Clay covers basic maintenance procedures for both power chairs and scooters as well as explains the charging systems and tricks on checking for proper charge as well as maintenance tips for controllers. Amy discusses how to take basic evaluations of clients to fit them for a wheelchair by reviewing anatomical landmarks and how to properly measure an individual. 

Dec. 5, 2012: Infant head shape deformities & correction through use of cranial remolding orthoses, presented by Dallin Chambers, certified orthotist.

Sept. 12, 2012: T-Coils: A Hidden Benefit in Hearing Aids, presented by Mitch Moyers of Utah Division of Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, covers a feature that many hearing aids have, but are often ignored or unknown.

March 2, 2012: Alternative Inputs & High-tech Switches for Power Mobility, presented by Lisa Rotelli of Adaptive Switch Lab, provides an overview of the designs and manufacturer’s products that allow individuals with disabilities to use computers, communicate, interface with their environments and achieve greater independence through powered mobility.

February 15, 2012: Assistive Technology and Early Intervention Part 2. This training, presented by occupational therapist Amy Henningsen, covers additional assistive technology ideas for early intervention including: positioning, mobility, adaptive play, computer access, and daily activities of feeding and bathing that are available commercially and/or customized.

January 18, 2012: Assistive Technology to Support Communication Development in Early Intervention, presented by Stacey Sessions, covers various types of assistive technology used to support symbolic communication development.

October 26, 2011: Wheelchair Seating Equipment by the Adaptive Engineering Lab, presented by Brooke Hanko.

October 5, 2011: iPad2 Basic Training covering working with apps, using gestures and the virtual keyboard and built-in accessibility features for those with disabilities. Presented by Nathan Smith, director of technology for Utah State University's College of Education.

 June 2, 2011: A demo at the Utah Center for Persons with Disaiblities on iPad2 and iPod touch applications that act as assistive technology. Sachin Pavithran, UATP program coordinator, and Clarissa Barnhill, former AT Lab coordinator, showed some of the latest and greatest apps in assistive technology for people with vision, learning and communication disabilities. To check out a list of the apps described in this series, click here. 

May 17, 2011: Learn about UATP's assistive technology reutilization program for Utahns with disabilities, CReATE (Citizens Reutilizing Assistive Technology Equipment).

May 4, 2011: iPad communication accessibility apps by Scott Baggaley of the Utah Center for Assistive Technology.

April 6, 2011: Accessibility options on Mac and Windows platforms by Scott Baggaley of the Utah Center for Assistive Technology.

2010: The presentation was given by Steve Townsend, occupational therapist, at the Utah Center for Assistive Technology. Steve covers independent transportation options for people with disabilities, which includes various modified vehicles and what works best for different individuals.

2009: Assistive technology specialist Kent Remund of the Utah Center for Assistive Technology overviews how electronic daily living aids can increase independence for people with disabilities and the aging population.

2009: Karl Smith, a consultant for Access Technology, focuses on high-tech solutions for people who are blind or have low-vision. This includes accessibility features on computers and programs, like Microsoft Outlook and screen readers.

2009: Roger Borgenicht and Melissa Hoffman of ASSIST Inc. describe possible home modifications that can be done to new or existing homes to increase accessibility for people with disabilities.

2009: Karl Smith of Access Technology covers assistive technology that helps people with low vision such as video magnifiers and screen magnification programs for computers.

2009: Jill Andrus, a speech-language pathologist from Utah State University, provides an overview of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) including who needs it, what devices are available, how to use them and how to get funding for them.

2007: Presenter Amy Henningsen, occupational therapist, discusses and shows a variety of adapted switches. She explains what kind of switches are effective for different disabilities.

2006: Wheelchair maintenance presented by Stan Clelland, former Assistive Technology Lab coordinator. This in-depth demo shows how to maintain a wheelchair and/or power chair from lubrication to checking batteries.