See Life’s Possibilities Clearly by Choosing the Proper Assistive Technology

Scheduled at 3:30pm in Plaza Court 1 on Wednesday, November 17.

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Speaker(s)

  • Kimberly Cline, Director of Sales North America, LVI America

Session Details

  • Length of Session: 1-hr
  • Format: Lecture
  • Expertise Level: Intermediate
  • Type of session: General Conference

Summary

Discover the correct assistive technology for your campus by properly defining the environment and developing the appropriate mindset to produce extraordinary success. Determine and choose the assistive technology for each unique case. Key questions to focus on when choosing the best assistive technology for individuals with low vision will be discussed that will lead to proper decision making.

Abstract

The key to finding the right device is to ask the right questions. We’ll assist you develop general questions that can be applied to each user’s unique situation with a bit of modification on your part. When developing the list of questions, we begin with who, what and where.

• Who is going to be using the technology? On campus student or commuter.

• What is the person going to be doing with the technology? Reading with their eyes, reading by listening, writing, editing documents.

What are the top three to five primary uses for the technology? Taking tests, reading short essays, reading longer passages or books, viewing whiteboard, viewing charts or maps throughout the room. Where will the person be using the product? Will it be necessary to move the product often? During our session, we will demonstrate various video magnifier and a reading machine. We’ll highlight the advantages of each and help you generalize the products so that you know who the product is for, what it’s best at doing, where it’s most easily used, and when you would select that product. We all make decisions every day, and when you are looking for the best assistive technology to allow you to perform at your highest level throughout the day, making an informed decision is the key that drives success. Discover the right tools to use which provide the best solutions for maximum productivity.

Keypoints

  1. Describe two or more factors that are important when choosing a video magnifier.
  2. Document three questions to ask the end user.
  3. Define two benefits of having an all-in-one unit to meet your assistive technology needs.

Disability Areas

Vision

Topic Areas

Assistive Technology, Uncategorized

Speaker Bio(s)

Kimberly Cline

Kimberly Cline has over 30 years of experience in the assistive technology industry. Over the years, she has contributed to the success of individuals who use assistive technology for their careers, education, and personal growth.

Currently, Kimberly is the Director of Sales for North America for LVI America. She is very passionate to make a difference in the lives of individuals by introducing them to the incredible low vison technology that LVI develops and manufactures.

During her career, she owned and operated The Adaptive Advantage Point, where she worked with key clients such as Bureau of Services to the Blind and Visually Impaired, Vocational Rehabilitation, and the Department of Veterans Affairs, as well as school districts and universities.

Kimberly resides in Las Vegas and has worked with hotels and other major employers in the Las Vegas area to provide jobsite assessments and recommendations to help individuals who are visually impaired be successful in their jobs. She also implemented the accommodations and trained the clients at their workplace.