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2014 LD Innovation Symposium

Oct 3

Join us for the second annual LD Innovation Symposium at Landmark College, "Diverse Technologies for Diverse Minds." Early-bird registration is available through Friday, September 19. 

Through innovation and accommodation, every classroom and workplace can be focused on people's strengths. In his keynote address, "A Blueprint for Learners: Using Technology to Support Students Who Learn Differently," Ben Foss will discuss assistive and mainstream technologies that can help students thrive in an academic environment. He will provide participants with concrete recommendations for tools that can enhance the path to success for all students. Perhaps most importantly, these technologies help students feel included and enable them to move past a legacy of shame that can hold them back.

Foss is the former Director of Access Technology at Intel Corporation and the author of a new book, The Dyslexia Empowerment Plan. He draws on his own experiences as a person with dyslexia in exploring the strategies that can enable anyone to become a higher performing version of themselves.

Dr. Jon Landis of Apple, Inc., will present "Why Mobility Matters," and Dr. Mark Hakkinen of ETS will speak on "Accessibility and Current and Emerging Technologies." Faculty, alums, and others will demonstrate cutting-edge apps for students who learn differently at the Technology Playground. Landmark College students will share the ways they use technology at the Student Panel. There will be ample time for networking with colleagues from around the region.

View the agenda for the day.