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This module is Part II of the WATI assessment process for computer access. The module continues to explore the WATI assessment process using the WATI AT Decision-Making Guide for the selection and implementation of assistive technology (AT) tools for computer access. Computer access tools and software will be explored for cognitive, learning, motor, vision, and hearing impairments. The WATI AT Continuum is utilized to organize AT tool choices from common tools (already available in the environment) to more specialized tools.

Estimated Time to Complete: 1 hour

  • What's Included
  • 23 pages
  • Pre/post-assessments
  • Optional $10 certficate
  1. Describe the last four components of the WATI Assistive Technology Decision-Making Guide, including solution generation, solution selection, implementation planning, and follow-up.
  2. Identify and describe AT tools for computer access following the AT continuum for computer access.
  3. Identify steps and responsibilities of implementation of tools for computer access.
  4. Identify resources for gaining a deeper understanding of computer access tool features and functions.

Module Authors

Cindy Nankee OTR/L, ATP

Cindy is an assistive technology consultant and a registered occupational therapist. Her background includes 25+ years as a school-based OT, 9 years with Wisconsin Assistive Technology Initiative (WATI), and 5 years as the committee chairperson for the Wisconsin Assistive Technology Across the Lifespan Conference.

Module Content Provided By

This module was developed in collaboration with WATI and provides updated content from the Assessing Students' Needs for Assistive Technology (ASNAT) - IDEA discretionary grant #: 9906-23. 1992-2009

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