“Assistive Technology Tools for Workplace Inclusion”
Presented by: Kristen Russell, OTR, ATP
This presentation will discuss the importance of assistive technology tools in the workplace to help people with disabilities complete their job tasks independently and efficiently. Attendees will learn about assistive technology tools that can assist employees with physical disabilities with using a computer, employees with learning disabilities to perform reading and writing tasks, and employees with executive functioning challenges to keep organized and remember information. Many tools discussed are built into devices employees already have. Attendees will also learn about resources to trial equipment to help find the right tool for the employee, as there are no “one size fits all” accommodations.
Approved for 1.25 SHRM PDCs
Approved for 1.25 HRCI (General) Credits
Kristen is an Assistive Technology Specialist at Advancing Opportunities, recognized as one of the leading disability service providers in the state of New Jersey. Kristen has been certified by RESNA as an Assistive Technology Professional since 2006 and has over twenty years of experience as an occupational therapist. In her role, she has helped many people with disabilities work towards their goal of being employed in a career they love. She provides evaluations and training to help determine assistive technology tools that can assist a person with performing their job tasks independently and efficiently. She is passionate about teaching others about the role of assistive technology in creating a more inclusive workplace.
The Westin – Mt. Laurel
555 Fellowship Road
Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054
6:00pm: Dinner begins
6:30pm: Tristate Welcome and Updates
7:00pm: Legislative Update
7:15pm: Speaker Presentation
8:15pm: Wrap-up and More Networking