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Technology Expo 29th November 2002:  Technology Expo 29th November 2002 Presenter: Greg Killeen Session Topic: How to Survive and Succeed in Using Technology in the Education and Employment Environment. Introduction:  Introduction Education and employment Technology I Use work home Education:  Education Education Sydney TAFE - 1988 to 1991 Commonwealth Rehabilitation Service [CRS] taxi fares books note takers/assistants Macintosh Computer, printer and modem user-friendly - ‘trackball’ & ‘sticky keys’ Technology I use::  Technology I use: Work Telephone Computer Home Telephone Computer Environmental Control Units [ECU’s] Technology at work:  Technology at work Telephone GN Netcom Ellipse cordless headset Computer Internet keyboard Trackball Sticky keys Shortcuts Technology at home:  Technology at home Telephone handsfree speaker phone portable ‘cordless’ speaker phone “Sanyo Tebura” environmental control units [ECU] “Simplicity”, X-10 Computer Interface, X-10 Modules, Eon3 8-in-1 remote control Technology at home cont..:  Technology at home cont.. Computer: Hardware internet keyboard trackball/mouse Software speech recognition utilities and shortcuts Technology at home cont.. :  Technology at home cont.. Keyboard - MS Intellitype Pro Hotkeys Email web/homepage favourites search calculator My Computer Technology at home cont.. :  Technology at home cont.. Mouse/trackball -Kensington Expert Mouse programmable buttons ‘snap to’ feature Technology at home cont.. :  Technology at home cont.. Speech recognition - Dragon Natural Speaking Professional GN Netcom Ellipse cordless headset Technology at home cont..:  Technology at home cont.. Environmental Control Units [ECU’s] What is an ECU? How does an ECU control things? Types of ECU’s and how they are operated What can an ECU control? What are the benefits? What is an ECU?:  What is an ECU? An ECU is a device that will enable a person to control various electronic products, lights and appliances. Not a ‘Gizmo’ or ‘Gadget’ Tool to independence Eon3 8 in 1 Remote Control:  Eon3 8 in 1 Remote Control Controlled directly via the buttons 2 Macro buttons [14 functions each] Controls lights and appliances using infrared and radio frequency [X-10 modules & transceiver] X-10 modules:  X-10 modules Each electrical product needs an X-10 module Simplicity ECU:  Simplicity ECU Controlled via voice through a microphone or by switch Controls lights and appliances using infrared, X-10 modules, direct cable and has a ‘built-in’ telephone What can an ECU control? Simplicity ECU:  What can an ECU control? Simplicity ECU Simplicity video :  Simplicity video What are the benefits of using an ECU?:  What are the benefits of using an ECU? Telephone communication emergencies arranging personal care booking taxis etc. Access in and around the home opening doors controlling lights, home appliances and equipment Benefits continued….:  Benefits continued…. Independence Control & spontaneity Improved self esteem Peace of mind How to Survive and Succeed:  How to Survive and Succeed Before studying or seeking employment Find information on relevant assistive technology Learn the computer programs and how to control the computer ISP with 24/7 tech support Access the ‘community’ tech support notice boards eg Miss Megabyte, Microsoft’s web-based ‘knowledge base’ How to Survive and Succeed cont..:  How to Survive and Succeed cont.. Information on what assistive technology is available Contact the Disability Information Services such as Ask AQA! and the Independent Living Centre’s Internet is a great resource Utilise the education institutions Disability Support Consultants Contact the Employment Support Services workplace adjustment funding How to Survive and Succeed cont..:  How to Survive and Succeed cont.. Software Shortcuts & accessories Sticky Keys - Windows ‘Accessability’ utility Keyboard shortcuts [Ctrl + S] = save [Windows key + M] = go back to desktop How to Survive and Succeed cont.. :  How to Survive and Succeed cont.. Telstra’s ‘Disability Equipment Program’ online Accessing the telephone cont...:  Accessing the telephone cont... Utilise phone features and services speed dial apply for exemptions to Telstra’s ‘Call Connect’ Directory Assistance Service Conclusion:  Conclusion As we all know it is our abilities that will enable us to succeed in whatever field we wish to persue and there is a number of services and assistive technologies that can assist us. We all need to be able to make an informed choice and get the right equipment and technology to meet your needs as technology can certainly open the doors of opportunity and enable you to contribute to society on a level playing field.

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