Assistive Technology and Learning Disabilities Training, May 21

The INDATA Project at Easter Seals Crossroads recently held a public training covering topics related to assistive technology and learning disabilities.  Here’s a recap of the event:

Toni Sayer of Cambium Learning Technologies
Toni Sayers of Cambium Learning Technologies

Toni Sayers from Cambium Learning Technologies walked us through the Kurzweil 3000 software.  After breaking down all the features and demonstrating its basic functions, she answered questions about the latest versions of Kurzweil.  Brian Norton, the Manager of Clinical Assistive Technology at Easter Seals Crossroads, introduced various tools to assist with complications attributed to learning disabilities, such as the Classmate Reader, the Livescribe Pulse Pen, and adapted keyboards.

Brian Norton with Livescribe Pulse Pen
Brian Norton with Livescribe Pulse Pen

After lunch, Autumn Gonzalez from the Indiana State Library presented Digital Talking Book Players now available from Indiana Talking Book and Braille Library.  Then we had Jon Omer and Brian Goemmer exhibit the Intel Reader, and closed with Ball State University’s Richard Bellaver, who gave a presentation on a study about using eBooks in school.

Brian Goemmer and Jon Omer with Intel Reader
Brian Goemmer and Jon Omer with Intel Reader

Once again we streamed the training online so that people who couldn’t physically make it to Easter Seals Crossroads could still watch from their location.

If you are interested in attending one of INDATA’s quarterly trainings in the future, make sure to follow us on Twitter or Facebook and watch for announcements.  Have questions or comments about the training?  Contact Sara Croft at

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