This presentation provided a brief introduction to Assistive Technology, covering these topics:
a definition of terms
goals of rehabilitation
perceptions of disability
the needs of people experiencing disabilities
numerous examples of computer-based assistive technology devices and research projects
Presenter information: David L. Jaffe teaches a Winter Quarter course, “Perspectives in Assistive Technology”, that explores the design, development, and use of technology that benefits people with disabilities and older adults.
This session focused on what’s new with Creative Cloud — the new desktop version of Adobe products in the Creative Suite — and the added tools and services to facilitate creating and collaborating.
Jim Babbage, Solutions Consultant at Adobe, reviewed the enhancements to Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Muse, and Acrobat. He also explored how these applications collaborate, and how other Creative Cloud tools/apps complement them.
On February 21st, Apple released a security patch for iOS that addressed a major flaw in both iOS 6 and iOS 7. Only users of the iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch 4th generation were granted access to a version that kept their devices on iOS 6, thus forcing thousands of users at Stanford to upgrade from iOS 6 to iOS 7.
During this Tech Briefing, Ammy Woodbury discussed why this patch was so critical. She also covered:
new features of iOS7
navigational tips and tricks
how to change settings to make iOS 7 look and feel a little more like iOS 6
tricks to optimize your iPhone and iPad experience
Note: The Information Security Office recommends upgrading to iOS 7.0.6 immediately. Be sure to back up your iOS device prior to upgrading, either via iTunes or iCloud. Then, go to Settings>General>Software Update to upgrade your operating system.
The Registrar’s Office is one of the major technology offices on campus, with responsibilities ranging from PeopleSoft Student Records to publication and web feeds of courses and classes to managing third party vendors and software as a service for numerous applications.
This session was lead by staff members from the Registrar’s Office and provided a broad overview of the numerous technologies that they manage.