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50 New Ways to Adapt the IPAD for Students with Disabilities


The IPAD continues to be an amazing tool to support students with disabilities. Unfortunately the iPAD is not universally designed and requires additional adaptations to support students who experience physical, intellectual, visual, and hearing impairments. This workshop will discuss and demonstrate over 50 ways that the iPAD has been adapted to accommodate for specific functional limitations.

Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will be able to identity at least 20 different ways to adapted the ipad/iphone to accommodate for physical limitations
  2. Participants will be able to identify at least 10 different ways to adapt iPad/iPhone to accommodate for vision impairments
  3. Participants will be able to identify at least five ways to adapt the iPad, for hearing loss
  4. Participants will be able to find five ways to iPad to accommodate for intellectual disabilities



Therese Willkomm

Clinical Associate Professor
University of New Hampshire
Therese Willkomm, PhD, is the Director of New Hampshire’s State Assistive Technology Program with the Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) and is an associate professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy. Dr. Willkomm is known nationally and internationally as “The MacGyver” of Assistive Technology and has designed and fabricated over one thousand solutions for individuals with disabilities including her patented A.T. Pad Stand, a multiuse assistive technology mounting device. She is also known throughout the county for her trainings on awesome iPAD apps and adaptations. She has presented her work in 42 states, eight foreign countries and three U.S. Territories; has written 22 assistive technology related publications including her new book titled: “Assistive Technology Solutions in Minutes – Book 2 – Ordinary Items, Extraordinary Solutions ; and has appeared on RFD TV, CNN and most recently NPR Science Friday.

Speaker Disclosures

Speaker Financial Relationship Disclosure: No
Speaker Non-Financial Relationship Disclosure: No


Education & Learning: EI - 12

Target Audience

AT Professionals, Educators, Family Members, Higher Ed Personnel, Individuals with Disabilities, OTs, PTs, SLPs

Experience Level


Content Area

Basic Communication Process Area

Live Broadcast Date

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone

Continuing Education Credits

For Satisfactory Completion and Continuing Education information, please visit: ATIA Online Education CEUs
Number of hours: 1.0
Number of IACET CEUs: 0.1