Assistive Technology Institutes


The Assistive Technology Institute is a unique learning opportunity that combines discussion of current relevant topics in assistive technology with hands-on learning opportunities of some of the most recent and most commonly used assistive technology software programs.

Patti Bahr

ICATER’s Assistive Technology Institute will be conducted by Patricia Bahr, Director of ICATER and graduate assistants from ICATER. Bahr is a rehabilitation engineer and has worked to match the needs of people with disabilities to technology, since 1988. Bahr developed and is the primary instructor for a graduate class - Universal Design and Accessibility for Online Instruction.

Who Should Attend?

Everyone that works with people with disabilities, especially in the education field would benefit from attending the Assistive Technology Institute. These people include:

  • Assistive technology professionals
  • Counselors
  • General education teachers
  • High school and college students with disabilities
  • Occupational therapists
  • Parents of students with disabilities
  • Psychologists
  • Special education teachers
  • Speech pathologists


  1. Watch eight (8) hours of recorded lectures and demos
  2. Attend a 1-day in-person workshop (7:45am - 4:30pm)
  3. Submit a short reflective paper


Registration will open in the spring. Please contact

Credit Options

  • Certificate of Completion ($100)
  • Iowa Licensure Renewal Unit ($125)
  • UI Graduate - 1 s.h. ($510)

Upcoming Dates & Sites

Date Location Address
August 1, 2018 University of Iowa, College of Education (N110 Lindquist Center) 240 Madison St., Iowa City
August 3, 2018 Mississippi Bend AEA (Louisa Room) 729 21st. St., Bettendorf, IA 52722
August 8, 2018 Great Prairie AEA Albia Office 103 A St. S., Albia Iowa, 52531