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Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Adaptive Technology: Making it easier to use devices

Rick Hadleycrane, Technology Trainer, Lawlor Therapy Support Services Inc.

Rick Hadleycrane B.A., C.P.A. – Lawlor Therapy Support Services Director of Business Development, Head of Technology Training Program – leads a team of Rehabilitation Support Workers and Technology Trainers in programming tailored to individuals living with the effects of cognitive and physical impairment from traumatic brain injury. Before his work with Lawlor Therapy Support Services, Rick obtained his B.A. and C.P.A. relocating from the Maritimes to Ontario. During his career, he has worked for Social Service programs including The Society for Treatment of Autism, Children’s Aid Society, and Mi’Kmaq Family Services. For several years, Rick was an active member of the Ontario Rehab Alliance as a board member, Vice President as well as association President.


Adaptive Technology: Making it easier to use devices.

In this webinar, participants will learn about:

  • Making changes/modifications to technology devices, programs or tools allowing a person with an impairment to perform tasks with greater ease and/or independence. 
  • Adaptive technology to help with low vision, physical, hearing, and cognitive impairments.  Some examples of adaptive technology include:
    • Speech to text
    • Screen readers
    • Accessibility features on smartphones/tablets/computers
    • Voice controls
    • Digitized text