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So many of us are spending more time at home during the current Covid-19 crisis. Some of us are working out of our homes. Even if not all of us are working many of us are finding ourselves using technology more than we had expected in very different ways, with an emphasis on teleconferencing. While some are very comfortable using both assistive as well as mainstream technology the fact is that some of us are not. Sometimes, we might find that we need a bit of additional help or training to help us in using that elusive piece of software or hardware. Whether it’s learning a new task in Microsoft Word, improving skills using Windows 10 or downloading a book onto your book player of choice it would be nice to find a trainer who knows how to do exactly what you want and who is willing to provide you with that much-needed assistance.
It is for this reason that I am launching an Assistive Technology Trainers Expo. This is a conference which will take place using the Zoom platform. It is scheduled for Friday, May 15 at 8:00 PM Eastern time. All are welcome to participate, whether you’re using the Zoom program or whether you just want to dial in by phone.
The format will be as follows. Each technology trainer will be given a maximum of ten minutes to discuss his or her services. This can include their contact information, what they teach, how they teach, whether or not they charge for their services and how payments should be made. Of course, this information can be shared in just one minute but I’m giving each presenter a maximum of ten minutes to elaborate or to go into more details, if they wish to do so. They could, as an example, discuss how or why they feel their teaching style is unique, provide examples or demonstrations of how they might present a concept, etc. They don’t have to speak for the full ten minutes but they are welcome to do so if they wish and they will make their presentation without questions or interruptions from me. My only rule is that they stick to training services dealing with technology and not with the selling of other products or services.
We already have some trainers who have expressed interest in presenting. Any interested presenters should contact me privately at firstname.lastname@example.org so I’ll know how many to expect.
This event will be recorded and will be eventually released for distribution via my Web site.
How to Participate
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Topic: Assistive Technology Trainers Expo
Time: May 15, 2020 08:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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