2019 June Partner eNews

2019 June Partner eNews

Program News

Updated Core Competencies for Providing Device Demonstrations

AT Act Programs at a national level, who set standards of practice to our programs and services through Core Competencies, has added two new categories; Computer Access and Recreation. The Core Competencies documents provide a framework to identify essential knowledge and skills for individuals providing AT demonstrations for State AT Programs. These documents identify minimum core competencies necessary for professional AT demonstrations.

As one of our valued partners, we thought it would be beneficial to share these updated resources with you. You can access all Core Competencies AT categories on our website. 


Upcoming Events 

ABLE Tech's  - TechAccessOK Conference
June 6-7, 2019
Oklahoma's Premier Technology Accessibility Conference
Do you manage your own website? Is it accessible?
This conference offers great information and training for web and digital accessibility for FREE!
Sessions include topics such as:

  • Understanding and evaluating contrast and color used for websites
  • Web accessibility in plain English 
  • Making websites user-friendly, not just accessible

And much more. To see the full agenda and register, go to https://techaccessok.org

LOCATED: Sheraton Oklahoma City Downtown Hotel
1 North Broadway Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

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Spotlight graphicSpotlight on Partner Success

Emma is a 13-year-old not able to attend her local public school and interact with her peers. Bartlesville Public Schools (BPS) borrowed the Double Robotics from Oklahoma ABLE Tech to allow Emma to have access to the classroom and her peers while at home. She was able to attend and participate fully in core classes and receive live instruction. It has been so well received that BPS Foundation submitted a grant proposal to pilot a Robot for next school year.


XBOX Adaptive Controller

Assistive Technology Device Feature

XBOX Adaptive Controller

Designed primarily to meet the needs of gamers with limited mobility, the Xbox Adaptive Controller is a unified hub for devices that helps make gaming more accessible. Connect external devices such as switches, buttons, mounts, and joysticks to create a custom controller’s experience that is uniquely yours. Button, thumbstick and trigger inputs are controlled with assistive devices (sold separately) connected through 3.5mm jacks and USB ports.
We enjoyed showing this fun device at the Special Olympics in Stillwater this year!!!


Oklahoma ABLE TechStay tuned: More information to follow from ABLE Tech!

CONTACT: Shelby Sanders, shelby.sanders@okstate.edu