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Jen Mundl is certified as an Assistive Technology Practitioner and holds a masters degree in Special Education along with an undergraduate in computer engineering. It is a unique match of skills emphasizing the technology area along with the communication skills required by a teacher and in this case working with a wide variety of different disabilities.
Jen Mundl has worked at Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute for over 25 years where she is the Lead Assistive Technology for the organization where she performs Vocational and Academic evaluations in determining assistive technology which can lead to employment or ability to attend a postsecondary education opportunity. There is a transitional rehabilitation program at Courage Kenny in which the residents come from a variety of hospitals and learning how to able to return to their previous life and utilizing assistive technology to do so.
She has presented at both local and national conferences. This includes Closing the Gap, Rehabilitation Society of North America, Assistive Technology Industry Association, and the Governors Initiative for implementing reasonable accommodations into all environments.
There are many many resources available regarding assistive technology but understanding what works and what works better is an important aspect of the assistive technology program. Realizing that the expense of equipment may be a hardship on the individual, Courage Kenny is in constant look ofFinding affordable devices that are good quality and affordable.
Amazon Echo and Google Home are two environmental control units that allow for voice control of your home and searching the Internet along with music operation. Amazon Echo and Google Home are affordable and expandable assistive technology options. For under $200, an environmental control environment is set up with basic functions. For each device in your home that you want to control, it will cost an additional $15-30 for a smart device…Continue
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