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School of Medicine Columbia

Accessible Cooking

Type: Recorded Webinar
Location: Webinar with Transcript
Cost: Free. (Registration is required.)


Participants must register to receive the webinar  video link and transcript.

About the Program

Learn about tools and strategies to make cooking more accessible for all ages. This online seminar will discuss resources to help with planning meals and accessible cooking tools to help with participating in mealtime cooking.  

Target Audience: This webinar is for individuals with disabilities, family members, service providers, and anyone who wants to learn about accessible tools to assist with cooking. 

Participants will learn:

  1. Various interactive tools and strategies to make cooking more accessible for all ages
  2. Online resources, apps and other tools available for cooking to help with planning meals, following step-by-step tasks
  3. How to use tactile and visual symbols for cooking

About the Presenters

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Rachell Johnson, MCD., CCC-SLP, ATP; SCATP Program Manager  

Rachell is the program manager for the SC Assistive Technology Program.  She received a Master's Degree in Communication Disorders from the University of South Carolina. She has 17 years of experience in speech-language pathology and has been working with assistive technology since 2011, specializing in eye gaze evaluations and treatment. She is an ASHA certified and a RESNA certified ATP. Rachell has served as an AT consultant for persons of all ages in Minnesota and was previously serving as the Assistive Technology Program Manager for the DC Maryland and Virginia Chapter of the ALS Association, helping to open one of the nation's first free standing AT clinics for those with ALS. She has three journal publications and has presented at seven national AT conferences and other state conferences for AAC and AT. 

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Alli Upchurch, SCATP Program Coordinator  

Alli Upchurch received her Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of South Carolina and has worked with individuals with disabilities for the past 6 years. She is currently a Program Coordinator at the SC Assistive Technology Program where she helps adults and children acquire assistive technology devices and equipment through the Reuse service. 



CART captioning is provided for all SCATP webinars. If you need an additional accommodation to participate, please contact us at least one week prior to the webinar via e-mail or by phone at 803-935-5263. 

Webinars are recorded and archived on our training page.

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