UDesign + Technology Workshop


January 29, 2020 Orlando, FL


There are many assistive technology (AT) solutions available today designed to address specific needs of individuals with disabilities. At the same time, technologies designed to meet the needs of the general consumer market are rapidly emerging and often adopted by users with disabilities as they discover these technologies can help them overcome challenges or barriers, while also supporting them in other everyday needs. 

We want to work towards addressing challenges experienced by people with disabilities and work toward concepts to solve those challenges. Whether you identify as an individual from the community, a practitioner, a technologist, a designer, or you are just interested in joining with others from a variety of backgrounds, you will learn to apply design thinking towards this problem space to brainstorm innovative ideas and solutions to these everyday challenges. This workshop will be a guided session to apply design thinking and you will learn how this process is applicable across different industries. 


Learning Outcomes:

At the end of this session, participants will be able to identify two (2) methods to develop empathy with target users. 

At the end of this session, participants will be able to list three (3) key features within the design thinking process and apply it towards different solutions in the assistive technology space. 

At the end of this session, participants will be able to identify two (2) solutions that combine technology with the assistive products and solutions.


CEUs This activity is offered for up to 0.4 CEUs (3.8 hours of instruction). To register for CEUs:  

Download and complete the following forms.

Save the files names: 200129_Tools_Lastname_Firstname

Send both files to ceus@aacinstitute.org

Upon completion of the two forms and passing the quiz, a CEU certificate will be sent

Note: If any difficulty is encountered in using this form, write to ceus@aacinstitute.org to request an alternative file format.