Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Zahavit Paz, Executive Director of LDRF, invited to speak on the use of Assistive Technology for people with LD at the College of Emek Yezreel

Zahavit Paz, Executive Director and Co-founder on LD Resources Foundation Inc. (LDRF), will be speaking on Sunday, September 13, 2009 at the Israeli Assistive Technology Forum. The forum, held at the Max Stern Academic College of Emek Yezreel, (http://www.yvc.ac.il/template/default.asp?maincat=24) will look at assistive technology and its role in assisting postsecondary students with learning disabilities. Ms. Paz will speak on Digital Literacy and Technology in the 21st Century. Her talk will focus on how assistive technology in the United States is utilized for students with Learning Disabilities and Attention Deficit Disorder (LD/ADHD). She will give a live demonstration of the Key to Go USB drive, an extraordinary cutting edge assistive reading tool used by our technology award student recipients (for more about our award programs go to: http://www.ldrfa.org/awardprogram.php). In this fast-paced world, having the right tools to learn is essential. For students with learning disabilities, it is all the more important that these tools be portable and accessible. Premier Assistive Technologies Inc., a partner with LD Resources Foundation Inc, (LDRF), developed the Key to Go USB drive. Ms Paz’s presentation will include an overview about how people with a reading disability can access their textbooks at college and access the Internet.

For her PowerPoint presentation and other links and resources, please visit: http://ldrfa.org/?pID=24

In 2008 LDRF started operating two programs in Israel at Open University- http://www-e.openu.ac.il/ and Tel Hai College http://www.telhai.ac.il/english/ Both are members of the Israeli Assistive Technology Forum.

One of the other speakers is a representative of LESHEM (http://leshem.telhai.ac.il), the Association for the Advancement of Learning Disabled Students in Higher Education.

For further information about LDRF’s award programs and advocacy work of LD Resources Foundation, go to http://www.ldrfa.org.

For further information about Premier Assistive Technology Inc., go to http://www.readingmadeez.com.

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