The NEAT team helps people learn more about the benefits of assistive technology (AT). Our excitement soars at the opportunity to demonstrate the powerful impact AT can have on the lives of individuals with different and unique abilities.
Our AT presentations, demonstrations and webinars are innovative and educational in nature. We strive to provide material in an accessible and relatable manner.
Using Mobile Hotspots With Smart Technology: What You Need To Know!
Hosted by: Kristopher Thompson, Smart Technology Specialist
Date & Time: 2pm-3pm Eastern; January 28, 2021
Price: Free For NEAT members, $25 For General Public
Description: Today, smart tablets can be a lifeline to combat social isolation and smart home devices can provide a new level of independence-- but they must be connected to provide their full capabilities. This leaves so many of us are scrambling to find a solution for connectivity. With internet access so essential, are mobile hotspots a viable option for daily use? Smart Technology Specialist, Kris Thompson, has extensive experience using mobile hotspots as the “brain” for the NEAT Center’s Smart Home on Wheels. Join him to learn about their capabilities, limitations and how they compare to other options for connectivity.
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A bank of AT and AAC resources and short, online training videos are provided to NEAT members with a private link. These videos can help you learn and develop your AT skills in short, personalized increments. These are a great way to learn more about AT recommendations provided in an AT evaluation or simply catch up on new features of various AT tools.
Because NEAT offers an annual membership, some benefits are included. To access these videos you will need to 1st, have a membership, and 2nd, register as a member. After your online registration, you will receive a welcome email and a member password to this training video library. These are shorter and more focused that our ongoing webinars. Let us know if you need access here. Follow the links below.
Let us create a personalized presentation or webinar for you.
- We can provide a general overview of AT or meet the specific needs of your group.
- AT experts can provide information and resources on many topics including learning disabilities, cognitive and physical disabilities, visual and communication impairments, digital and gaming accessibility, smart home, etc.
- Great for college students, parent support groups, school districts, human service professionals, etc.
- Email us at CentersConnect@oakhillct.org for more information.
*Note: If your CT school district is part of Cohort C, as identified by the State Dept. of Education, you have the opportunity for personalized, professional development through your NEAT Subscription, at no cost to you. A list of districts in Cohort C, as well as other benefits.