Training and Resources
About Training and Resources
Easterseals Iowa Assistive Technology Program offers a variety of services to support awareness and education of assistive technology statewide. Our team members provide periodic virtual training covering a variety of topics from assistive technology devices to do-it-yourself (DIY) assistive technology ideas and Q&A sessions to help guide your journey.
In-person and virtual lectures and workshops are periodically offered to enhance the participant's knowledge of the Easterseals Iowa Assistive Technology Program services and various topics of assistive technology. To request training, contact our team.
Information and Communications Technology (ICT) is a service offered through Easterseals Iowa Assistive Technology Program. This service includes an accessibility course, "Creating Accessible Documents," developed in collaboration with the University of Iowa Center for Excellence in Development Disabilities and University of Iowa Technology Services, as well as Website and PDF Accessibility Review services.
Resources provided by Easterseals Iowa Assistive Technology are both informational and educational. Offerings can be downloaded, printed, or accessed online to further any level of understanding of assistive technology from beginner to advanced. If you cannot find what you are looking for, contact our team, and we will connect with you to provide additional insight where needed.
Accessible Gaming and Alternative Access Devices
Easterseals Iowa has expanded our lending library by adding access to accessible gaming jellybean buttons for any individual who lives in Iowa and has a disability. Along with an expansion of these loanable devices, we will provide limited training for individuals with disabilities, and their families, on using the devices. Not certain what gaming system might work best for you, come to the Assistive Technology Center for a demonstration of one of these accessible gaming systems: Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Windows PC w/Oculus.
Alternative and Augmentative Communication General Questions
A resource compiled by a team of experts in the field that answers many of the commonly occurring questions around AAC.
Assistive Technology In Education
Identifying Assistive Technology that might be a match for a student can be quite an adventure. Please visit this website, developed as a collaboration with one of Iowa's Area Educational Agencies to aid students of all ages, parents, and caregivers in starting the AT adventure.
Solutions: Assistive Technology for People with Brain Injury
As a project through the Iowa Department of Public Health and the Iowa Advisory Council on Brain Injuries, this booklet chapters various tasks related to life with a brain injury and provides some Assistive Technology examples that might be a support.
Funding Assistive Technology
Seeking funding can be a journey! Utilize this booklet to create the right team, ask the right questions, and approach appropriate options from the start!
Working with Vendors of Assistive Technology
Working with vendors of assistive technology can differ from one conversation to the next. This handout provides oversight on various expectations or questions you may have when communicating about assistive technology.
Assistive Technology Tips
This booklet offers assistive technology tools and tricks for cleaning, self-care, dining aids, and mobility.
Getting shots and vaccinations can be a frightening and anxiety-producing event for children with disabilities or special needs. There are simple devices that may help reduce pain, help calm or soothe the child, or divert the child’s attention. These devices are also effective for any type of injection or lab draw. These devices and more can be borrowed free of charge from our Easterseals Iowa Assistive Technology Lending Library. This project is partially funded through the Administration on Community Living, Expanding the Public Health Workforce within the Disability Networks.
AT for Vaccination Handout
AT for Vaccination Full Details
The Easterseals Iowa AT team sends out a periodic Mailchimp e-newsletter that contains upcoming events and presentations and other opportunities for engagement with the program please follow this link review some of the past e-newsletter