Presentations

Keynote and Featured Speaker Presentations

  • Pérez, L. (2017, March). Supporting learning expertise with UDL. Closing keynote at 2017 Palm Beach Technology Conference. Palm Beach, FL.
  • Pérez, L. (2016, October). Inclusion through innovation: Designing for diversity with UDL and emerging technology. Higher education keynote presentation at Alabama Assistive Technology Expo and Conference. Auburn, AL.
  • Pérez, L. (2016, March). Making assistive technology HIP. Keynote presentation at Carolina HealthTEC Live. Asheville, NC.
  • Pérez, L. (2016, March). nABLEing all learners with mobile devices. Keynote presentation at University of Alabama System 2016 Scholars Institute. Huntsville, AL.
  • Pérez, L. (2016, March). A touch of light: Engaging all learners with mobile photography for the classroom. Spotlight session for Diverse Learners Symposium at CUE 2016 National Conference. Palm Springs, CA.
  • Pérez, L. (2016, March). Students and teachers as publishers with iBooks Author and Book Creator. Spotlight session for Diverse Learners Symposium at CUE 2016 National Conference. Palm Springs, CA.
  • Pérez, L. (2016, March). nABLEing all learners with mobile devices. Spotlight session for Diverse Learners Symposium at CUE 2016 National Conference. Palm Springs, CA.
  • Pérez, L. (2016, March). I am more powerful: Rethinking ability/disability with technology. Keynote presentation at Congreso EDU 2016 Conference. Monterrey, Mexico.
  • Pérez, L. (2015, March). The future is in the margins. Keynote presentation at University of Cincinnati Clermont College 3T Conference, Cincinnati, OH.
  • Pérez, L. (2015, March). Apps as transformational technology for the classroom. Keynote presentation at Zayed University, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
  • Pérez, L. (2015, March). The future is in the margins. Keynote presentation at Zayed University, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
  • Pérez, L. (2014, December). InSights on vision loss and technology. Featured speaker at Signals Centers Low Vision Expo. Chattanooga, TN.
  • Pérez, L. (2014, April). El diseño universal y el aprendizaje inclusivo. Featured speaker at Aldea Digital. Mexico City, Mexico.
  • Pérez, L. (2014, April). Mobile learning for all. Keynote presentation at the Kentucky Office of the Blind Transitions Conference. Louisville, KY.
  • Pérez, L. (2014, January). Mobile Learning for All: Supporting Diverse Learners with UDL and Mobile Devices. Keynote presentation at 2014 Mid-Pacific Information and Communication Technologies Conference in San Francisco, CA.
  • Pérez, L. (2013, April). InSights on technology and disability. Keynote presentation at 2013 Power Up Assistive Technology Conference in Columbia, Missouri.
  • Pérez, L. (2012, September). Insights on technology and visual disabilities. Keynote presentation at 2012 Kentucky Office of the Blind Assistive Technology Conference.
  • Pérez, L. (2012, April). Insights on technology and visual disabilities. Keynote presentation at 2012 Parental Involvement and Assistive Technology Summit hosted by Anne Carlsen Center, Fargo, ND.

Recent Conference Presentations

  • McClaskey, K., and Pérez, L. (2017, June). Personalize learning by building a personal learning backpack with your learners. Presented at International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference. San Antonio, TX.
  • Pérez, L. (2017, March). A bicycle for the mind: Technology as a support for learning expertise. Presented at 2017 Palm Beach Technology Conference. Palm Beach, FL.
  • Pérez, L., and Siu, Y. (2017, January). Supporting communities of practice in AT. Presented at the CSUN Assistive Technology Conference. San Diego, CA.
  • Gulley, A., Prickett, L., Price, J., Pérez, L., and Pearson, Y.  (2017, January). The Logan Project: Improving access to math with UDL and mobile technology. Presented at the CSUN Assistive Technology Conference. San Diego, CA.
  • Pérez, L., and Petschauer, D. (2017, January). Touch as a way of seeing: iOS supports for vision. Presented at the Future of Ed Tech Conference. Orlando, FL.
  • Petschauer, D., and Pérez, L. (2017, January). How to engage and include diverse learners on all devices across curricula. Presented at the Future of Ed Tech Conference. Orlando, FL.
  • Marotta, M., and Pérez, L. (2017, January). Internet of things as AT. Presented at the ATIA Conference. Orlando, FL.
  • Alchin, G., Coppin, M., Harrison, M., and Pérez, L. (2017, January). Everyday technology strand spotlight: Disruptive innovations in assistive technology. Presented at the ATIA Conference. Orlando, FL.
  • Alchin, G., and Pérez, L. (2017, January). What leaders need to know about ePub 3. Presented at ATIA Conference. Orlando, FL.
  • Pérez, L. (2016, November). Switch on: An introduction to switch access on mobile devices. Presented at New England AT Conference. Warwick, RI.
  • Pérez, L. (2016, November). Touch as a way of seeing: Supports for visual impairments on mobile devices. Presented at New England AT Conference. Warwick, RI.
  • Herlihy, D., and Pérez, L. (2016, October). Video as expression: Every student has a story to tell. Presented at Closing the Gap Conference. Bloomington, MN.
  • Driscoll, S., and Pérez, L. (2016, October). Portable to wearable: New technology to support executive functioning. Presented at Closing the Gap Conference. Bloomington, MN.
  • Pérez, L. (2016, October). Closed captioning for access and literacy support. Presented at Closing the Gap Conference. Bloomington, MN.
  • Pérez, L. (2016, October). Creating accessible ebooks. Presentation at 2016 iBooks Author Conference. Nashville, TN.
  • Pérez, L. (2016, October). What’s new for diverse learners in iOS 10. Presented at Alabama Assistive Technology Expo and Conference. Auburn, AL.
  • Pérez, L., and Petschauer, D. (2016, August). Free and low cost AT to provide accessible educational materials. Poster session at CAST UDL Symposium. Cambridge, MA.
  • Pérez, L., and Petschauer, D. (2016, August). Across the curriculum, engaging and including diverse learners on all devices. CAST UDL Symposium. Cambridge, MA.
  • Pérez, L. (2016, August). Supporting engagement with “touchable” interactive videos. CAST UDL Symposium. Cambridge, MA.
  • Gronseth, S., Johnson, M., McNulty, D., and Pérez, L. (2016, June). Print is disabled: Alternatives for educational materials that work for all. Panel presentation at the International Society for Technology in Education Conference. Denver, CO.
  • Burns, M., Pepe, C., Pérez, L, and Talalai, S. (2016, June). Apple watch out! Transforming teaching learning with wearables. Presented at the International Society for Technology in Education Conference. Denver, CO.
  • Pérez, L. (2016, March). SOOC: A new model for inclusive teacher preparation for UDL. Presented at International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference (CSUN). San Diego, CA.
  • Pérez, L. (2015, March). nABLEing all learners in a BYOD environment. Presented at Congreso EDU 2016 Conference. Monterrey, Mexico.
  • Pérez, L. (2016, February). UDL with free and low cost learning tools . Presented at National Academic Advising Association (NCADA) 2016 Conference. Dubai, UAE.
  • Pérez, L., and Enders, L. (2016, February). Tweet, pin and like your way to success: How to build a PLN for AT practice. Presented at Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) Conference. Orlando, FL.
  • Pérez, L. (2016, January). Accessing and creating accessible video. Presented at Lynn University Transitions 2016 Conference. Boca Raton, FL.
  • Pérez, L. (2016, January). Reaching all learners with iOS and Apple Watch. Presented at Lynn University Transitions 2016 Conference. Boca Raton, FL.

Recent Invited Presentations and Workshops 

  • Pérez, L. (2017, June). The Internet of Things (IoT) as assistive technology. Breakout session presented at Colorado Department of Education SWAAAC Symposium. Denver, CO.
  • Pérez, L. (2017, June). More than a voice: Text to speech as a support for learners with print disabilities. Breakout session presented at Colorado Department of Education SWAAAC Symposium. Denver, CO.
  • Pérez, L. (2017, June). Wearables as supports for executive functioning and daily living. Half-day workshop presented at Colorado Department of Education SWAAAC Symposium. Denver, CO.
  • Pérez, L. (2017, June). Handsfree: An introduction to Switch Control on iOS devices. Half-day workshop presented at Colorado Department of Education SWAAAC Symposium. Denver, CO.
  • Pérez, L. (2017, April). Empowering technology: The inclusive design of iOS devices. Presented morning and afternoon breakout sessions at A Day Long Look at Assistive Technology event sponsored by National Association of Qualified  Developmental Disability Professionals (NAQ). Chicago, IL.
  • Pérez, L. (2017, April). University of Virginia 2nd Annual Academic Accessibility Workshop. Half-day workshop hosted by Center for Teaching Excellence at UVA. Charlottesville, VA.
  • McClaskey, K., and Pérez, L. (2017, March). Building a personal learning backpack. Half-day workshop presented at the UDL-IRN Summit. Orlando, FL.
  • Pérez, L. (2017, March). Faculty presentations on closed captioning and UDL implementation. University of Cincinnati, OH.
  • Pérez, L. (2017, March). The ABLE Framework: Supporting all learners with mobile devices and UDL. Full day workshop presented for Infinitec. Chicago, IL.
  • Pérez, L. (2017, February). Universal design for learning and iOS devices. Presentation for Apple at 2017 University of Colorado at Boulder Diverse Learners Awareness Week event. Boulder, CO.
  • Pérez, L. (2016, November). Reaching all learners. Presentations for Apple at 2016 Florida Council of Independent Schools Convention. Miami, FL.
  • Pérez, L, Coppin, M., and Petschauer, P. (2016, October). Personalizing learning for all with emerging technology. Closing the Gap Conference. Bloomington, MN.
  • Pérez, L. (2016, September). Accessibility 101 for iOS app development. Two-day workshop for staff at Healthwise, Inc. Boise, ID.
  • Pérez, L. (2016, March). Designing for inclusion with UDL and mobile devices. Presentation at University of Central Arkansas. Conway, AR.
  • Pérez, L. (2016, March). iOS 9 and Apple Watch accessibility. Half-day pre-conference workshop presented at International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference (CSUN). San Diego, CA.
  • Petschauer, D., Pérez, L. and Driscoll, S. (2016, February). Apps across the curriculum: iOS, and Google Chrome. Full day workshop presented at Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) Conference. Orlando, FL.
  • Pérez, L. (2016, January). Mobile device accessibility. Presentation for Apple at Colorado State University. Ft. Collins, CO.
  • Pérez, L. (2015, December/January 2016). nABLEing all learners with Apple technology. Four full-day workshops presented for Apple to Florida Problem Solving and Response to Intervention Project.  Miami, Jacksonville and Tampa, FL.
  • Pérez, L. (2015, September). nABLEing all learners with Apple technology. Expert lectures delivered for Apple at Fresno State University, University of San Francisco, Skyline College and Stanford University.
  • Pérez, L. (2015, September). Apple accessibility. Virtual presentation for Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children Renwick Centre for Research and Professional Education VISCON Conference. Sydney, Australia.
  • Pérez, L. (2015, October). nABLEing all learners with mobile devices. Expert lecture delivered at Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation. Chattanooga, TN.
  • Pérez, L. (2015, September). eBook publishing with Book Creator and iBooks Author. 3-hour workshop for Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Atlanta, GA.
  • Pérez, L. (2015, August). UDL and technology. Expert lecture delivered at Institute on Disability and Public Policy Annual Meeting. Cyberjaya, Malaysia.
  • Pérez, L. (2015, June). Successful parent/educator partnerships in the inclusive classroom. Moderated panel featuring keynote speaker Jack Gallagher at International Society for Technology in Education Conference. Philadelphia, PA.
  • Pérez, L. (2015, June). Creating layered learning environments with iBeacon technology. 3-hour workshop presented at International Society for Technology in Education Conference. Philadelphia, PA.
  • Pérez, L. (2015, May).  A touch of light: Photography and storytelling for accessibility advocacy. Virtual presentation for Inclusive Design 24: A free 24-hour online community event celebrating Global Accessibility Awareness Day.
  • Pérez, L. (2015, May). Reaching all learners. Half-day workshops presented for Apple at School District of Palm Beach County and Archbishop Edward A. McCarthy High School.
  • Pérez, L. (2015, March). nABLEing all learners with iOS devices and apps. 2-day workshop presented at Zayed University, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
  • Pérez, L. (2015, March). Chrome and Android Accessibility. Half-day workshop presented at MACUL Conference, Detroit, MI.
  • Pérez, L. (2015, March). iOS 8 accessibility. Half-day workshop presented at MACUL Conference, Detroit, MI.
  • Pérez, L., Dohn, M., and Boes, C. (2015, March). Reaching all learners. Presentation for Apple at MACUL Conference. Detroit, MI.
  • Pérez, L. (2015, March). Insights on accessibility in higher education. Presentation for Apple at Office of Accessibility at San Diego State University. San Diego, CA.
  • Pérez, L. (2015, March). iOS 8 accessibility. Half-day workshop presented at International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference (CSUN), San Diego, CA.
  • Pérez, L. (2015, February). nABLEing all learners with iOS devices. Half-day workshop presented at Midwest Educational Technology Conference, St. Louis, MO.
  • Pérez, L., and Wilson, M. (2015, January). Reaching all learners. Presentations for Wayne County, NC teachers sponsored by Apple.

Webinar Presentations

National Center on Accessible Educational Materials. Beginning with the why: An introduction to closed captioning. May 24, 2017.

SimpleK12 Teacher Learning Community.

  • Supporting diverse learners with AR and virtual coaches. Last presented: June 20, 2017.
  • Mobile Learning for all: Using QR codes to benefit all learners. Last presented: June 20, 2017.
  • When reading is difficult: iPad text to speech as a support for reading. April 5, 2017.
  • When writing is difficult: iPad as a support for expression. April 5, 2017.
  • Using the accessibility features of Chromebooks to support diverse learners. August 5, 2016.
  • Using iPad apps for executive functioning. June 13, 2016.
  • Transitioning to college: Building a technology toolkit. Last presented: June 13, 2016.
  • Reading and writing supports for all learners using UDL and Google tools. May 24, 2016.
  • Using iBooks Author with a focus on accessibility and diverse needs. Last presented: May 28, 2015
  • Content creation: iPad apps for the special needs classroom. Last presented: May 26, 2015
  • Implementing UDL in the special needs classroom with iPad apps. Last presented: September 20, 2014.
  • iPhoneography for the classroom. Last presented: February 9, 2014.

Infinitec

  • Apple Watch for access and inclusion. February 9, 2016.
  • iOS Accessibility 101. November 24, 2014.
  • Building your own accessible books with iBooks Author. November 5, 2014.
  • iPhoneography for the classroom. April 1, 2014.

Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium

  • Switched on: An introduction to switch access and communication on iOS. April 28, 2016.
  • Chrome as AT: Supports for vision and literacy. April 21, 2016.
  • Touch as a way of seeing: Overview of VoiceOver on iOS. February 11, 2016.
  • What’s new in iOS 9 and Watch OS 2 for low vision users. October 29, 2015.

Center for Technology and Disability.

  • Gathering STEAM: Planning for inclusion with UDL (co-presented with Kendra Grant). August 24, 2016.
  • Creating Accessible Educational Materials (AEM) with iBooks Author and Book Creator. October 12, 2015.
  • Apps across the curriculum (co-presented with Diana Petschauer). August 17, 2015.

Ablenet University.

  • Wearables as supports for daily living, May 9, 2017.
  • Mastering Switch Control on iOS 10, April 25, 2017.
  • Cross platform supports for vision and literacy. February 14, 2017.
  • 5 new accessibility features in iOS 10. November 1, 2016.
  • Overview of Switch Control in iOS 8. February 17, 2015.
  • UDL supports for diverse learners on iOS devices. January 15, 2015.

Closing the Gap. Touch as a way of seeing: The iPad and Apple Watch as a low Vision support. (February 18, 2016).

EdChat Interactive. We all vary: Why Universal Design for Learning is for all of us. December 6, 2016.

New England Affiliate, International Society for Technology in Education. Don’t assist me, Empower me. May 24, 2016.

Association for Talent Development, Buffalo-Niagara Chapter. Inclusion promotes innovation. April 13, 2016.

Inclusive Learning Network (formerly SETSIG), International Society for Technology in Education.

  • Apple Watch for access and inclusion. December 10, 2015.
  • AEM: The who, why and how. Co-presented with Diana Petschauer. February 3, 2015.
  • iOS 8 accessibility. December 9, 2014.

International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), Professional Learning Series.

  • Beyond integration: Simple ways to build inclusion and personalize learning. February 10, 2016.
  • QR Codes, Augmented Reality and iBeacons. June 12th, 2014
  • iPad accessibility in iOS 7. April 24th, 2014 and November 26, 2013.
  • Using QR codes in special education. May 16th, 2013.
  • Built-in iOS accessibility and alternative access to the iPad. Co-presented with Jane Farrall. October 4th, 2012.

Council of Exceptional Children.

  • iPads and accessories. Co-presented with Alex Dunn. December 7, 2013.
  • Learning with APPtitude: Top 10 apps to support students with disabilities. Co-presented with Alex Dunn and Sean Sweeney. November 5, 2013.
  • iPads and accessibility. Co-presented with Alex Dunn. October 29, 2013.

Bridging Apps

  • Cases and accessories for the iPad, December 5, 2013.
  • Creating lesson plans with mobile devices. November 14, 2013.
  • Fishing for apps. October 3, 2013.
  • High school to independence. March 6, 2014.

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