In recent years, online learning platforms have grown and improved dramatically. Course content is now typically being presented in line with Universal Design for Learning principles, and the platforms are typically faster and more user friendly then they were years ago. These platforms have become especially essential during recent months, where the COVID pandemic saw schools around the world shut down, and virtual learning options transitioned from being optional to essential.
Occupational Therapist Katrina Tilley was named the 2020 recipient of CAOT-BC’s Outstanding Occupational Therapist of the Year.
The CAOT-BC interviewed Katrina about her career in occupational therapy. Read the article: cOnnecT with Katrina Tilley.
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This all-inclusive assistive technology program is helping B.C. workers overcome barriers in the workplace
The WorkBC Assistive Technology Services program, operated by Neil Squire, helps people who face obstacles in their employment-related activities by providing access to supportive tech.
For individuals who struggle with executive functioning, staying on task and on time can be a real struggle. And, if you are a manager or supervisor, managing individuals who struggle with executive functioning comes with its own unique set of challenges. The app that we are looking at today seeks to alleviate some of those challenges by automating and digitizing timesheets, timecards, and scheduling in the workplace.
Neil Squire Solutions is a team of healthcare professionals who specialize in using assistive technology and ergonomics to find the most effective individualized solutions to meet our clients’ needs.
Whether you are a student, a teacher, or a parent, you have probably struggled with math at least once in your life. In the pre-internet days, if you were struggling in math, your only real option was to use a tutor. Of course, that was not always possible depending on where you lived or what your family’s financial status was. Today, we all have the benefit of having access to an incredible array of learning apps, with many of them being free.
Before the advent of the COVID-19 epidemic, it would have been hard to picture a scenario where small-scale manufacturers and makers would have such an important role to play in the health of our nation. But in this post-pandemic world, we are seeing restrictions on large-scale manufacturing due to the health concerns surrounding large gatherings of people. This unprecedented situation has presented the maker community with the opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives by focusing on 3-D printed projects that impact the fight against COVID-19, as well as by continuing to safely deliver assistive technology to persons with disabilities during this pandemic.
Before you begin, if you haven’t read part 1, please click here. This series is written by: Alain Désir, MSc.Erg.(Enr NB).
You will want to maintain your wrists at a natural angle when typing. Your hands should be as straight as your forearm when typing. To assure a proper wrist angle, collapse the keyboard legs so that the keyboard lays flat on the table. Use a palm rest if you have one. If not, roll a medium towel to make a DIY palm rest.