Charles Levasseur – Atlantic Region: Regional Manager for Assistive Technology and Learning Disability Services. Bilingual Certified Assistive Technology Specialist (Assistive Technology Application Certification: California State University, Northridge) with the Learning Disability Specialist certification LSLD/ATLD (LDED) from Cambrian college in Ontario. Charles came to the Neil Squire Society from the private sector in the information technology/e-learning industry as a Chief Technology Officer and holds various Microsoft certifications. He also holds a Diploma from the CCNB-Edmundston, has completed 3 years of the Business Administration program at the Université de Moncton, and completed the Online Teacher/Trainer Certificate Program from Conestoga College, Kitchener, ON. Since 2011, Charles has been working on a special Assistive Technology project where he was involved in assessing individuals who required funding from the province to receive their Assistive Technology. He also worked with Elections NB as the Project Coordinator for the Disability and Seniors Community for the 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014 Municipal and Provincial Elections. Charles has taken a hands-on approach to assisting persons with disabilities find employment, and providing one-to-one training using complex assistive technologies, both in a classroom setting and in-home training in various locations in New Brunswick. He is a member of the Vocational Rehabilitation Association of Canada, the New Brunswick Career Development Action Group, and a former member of the Project Management Institute of New Brunswick. He sits on as the council for the NB Association of Occupational Therapist as chair of Public Representative as well as the Easter Seals NB Technology Committee. Charles also consults on Assistive Technology with various other government-based committees.
|Learning to access content using Assistive Technology (AT)|
|This will be an exploratory session where participants will be engaged in discussion, demonstrations and hands-on learning for capturing and engaging with their content in the classroom using a variety of AT devices, programs and apps. This practical session will walk participants through the process and the variety of options available for working with multiple forms of content from a paper worksheet, to a website to their classroom presentation with their students’ AT.|
|July 5, 1:oo to 2:30 pm, Room – 2011
July 6, 10:15 to 11:45 am, Room- 2027