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  • Johannes Gutenberg – 1440first mass production of books3600 pages per day compared to 40 by hand printing / few by hand-copyingintroduced era of mass communication –increase access to knowledge – broke the monopoly of the literate elite1620 Francis bacon would say “changed the whole face and state of things throughout the worldno dyslexia before the printing press
  • Mrs BarnesWe have witnessed a range of innovations in education since Gutenberg’s printing press – ball point pen / ink well monitor
  • Thomas Friedman"flatteners" that he sees as leveling the global playing field – personal computingconvergence of computers / internet / globalisationdigital nativesSpeakup 2010Not reflected in what is happening in schools – precieved lack of sophisticated use of emerging technologiesDesktop computers still most prevalent
  • survey to identify and measure literacy linked to social and economic characteristics of people – 15 to 74 year olds46-47% had literacy levels below ‘functionalliteracy’ – that is, the literacy skills necessary to met the complex demands of everyday life and work in the emerging knowledge-based societylinks between employment / income / use of technologylink with health literacy – 60% functioning below minimum requirements required to understand and use information relating to health
  • emerging and developing technologies delivering compensatory strategiesLiteracy support tools for reading and writing text to speech, spelling and grammar checkers, word prediction, speech recognition
  • SOS
  • trainingaccess – physical and socio-econoicUDLassessment
  • Work Habits / BehavioralCognitive SkillsReading and WritingBasic Computer SkillsConsistency of SpeechLanguageSupport and Training
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    • 1.
    • 2. Removing Barriers:
      Assistive Technology Tools to Support Reading & Writing for Students with Learning Difficulties and Disabilities
    • 3.
    • 4. "Ball point pens will be the ruin of education in our country. Students use these devices and then throw them away. The virtues of thrift and frugality are being discarded. Business and banks will never allow such expensive luxuries.”
    • 5. Disruptive Innovation
    • 6. SpeakUp 2009
      use social based learning for learning and personal lives
      access to untethered learning
      digitally rich learning using relevancy-based digital tools, content & resources that allow for self directed learning
      Project Tomorrow (2009)
    • 7.
    • 8.
    • 9. 30%
      http://tinyurl.com/25qkf8s
    • 10. 46-47%
      The International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) was undertaken in Australia in 1996
    • 11. Barriers to Learning & Opportunity
      ..impaired access, participation
      and progress in learning, social connectiveness, and employment
    • 12. Barriers to Learning & Opportunity
      “prepare for an environment where they will spend more time reading and using information on the internet than they will reading from a printed book”
    • 13. Remediation vs Compensation
      Edyburn (2006) http://www.uwm.edu/~edyburn/L%26L2006.pdf
    • 14. One size fits all?
    • 15. Universal Design for Learning
      Multiple Meansof
      • Representation
      • 16. Action and Expression
      • 17. Engagement
    • Universal Design for Learning
      Multiple Meansof
      Representation
      Student - How we gather facts and categorize what we see, hear, and read.
      Teacher - Present information and content in different ways
    • 18. Universal Design for Learning
      Multiple Meansof
      Action & Expression
      Student - Planning and performing tasks. How we organize and express our ideas.
      Teacher - Differentiate the ways that students can express what they know
    • 19. Universal Design for Learning
      Multiple Meansof
      Engagement
      Student - How we get engaged and stay motivated. How weare challenged, excited, or interested.
      Teacher - Stimulate interest and motivation for learning
    • 20. Universal Design for Learning
      CAST - Center for Applied Special Technology
      http://www.cast.org
      National Center on Universal Design for Learning
      http://www.udlcenter.org
    • 21.
    • 22. It Can’t Teach
    • 23.
    • 24. Universal Design for Learning
      Multiple Meansof
      Representation
      Student - How we gather facts and categorize what we see, hear, and read.
      Teacher - Present information and content in different ways
    • 25. Reading Tools
      Present information and content in different ways
    • 26. Text-to-Speech
    • 27. Alternative Formats
    • 28. AT ReadingTool Features
      Digital, customized text
      Read text aloud (text to speech)
      Dictionary & Thesaurus
      Text to audio capabilities
      Scanning to text
    • 29. Reading Tools
      Natural Reader V7 - www.naturalreaders.com
      WordTalk V4.2 - www.wordtalk.org.uk/home
      PowerPoint –//fullmeasure.co.uk/powertalk/
      www.spectronicsinoz.com/faqs - click on “freebies”
    • 30. Reading Tools
      Clicker 5
      Kurzweil 3000
      Texthelp Read&Write
      WordQ / SpeakQ
      ClaroRead
      Read:OutLoud SOLO
    • 31. Clicker 5
    • 32. Read: OutLoud 6
    • 33. TexthelpRead&Write Gold
    • 34. Portable Reading Tools
      Reading Pen TS
      Livescribe Pen
    • 35. eReaders
      http://www.spectronicsinoz.com/blog - Weblinks for accessible text and ebooks
    • 36. iPad Reading Apps
      http://www.spectronicsinoz.com/article/apps-for-literacy-support
    • 37. Universal Design for Learning
      Multiple Meansof
      Action & Expression
      Student - Planning and performing tasks. How we organize and express our ideas.
      Teacher - Differentiate the ways that students can express what they know
    • 38. Writing Tools
    • 39.
      • Spell Checkers
      • 40. Text-to-Speech
      • 41. Homophone/Confusable Words
      • 42. Word Prediction
      • 43. Speech to Text (Speech Recognition)
      • 44. Mind Mapping Software
      • 45. Other tools
    • Clicker 5
    • 46. Speech Recognition
    • 47. What factors influence success?
    • 48. Word Prediction
      Co:Writer
      TexthelpRead&Write
      Kurzweil 3000
      Penfriend
      ClaroRead
      Word Q
      WYNN
    • 49. Word Prediction
    • 50. Word Prediction
    • 51. Word Prediction Comparison Chart
    • 52. Ginger
    • 53. Portable Notetakers
      NEO 2
      Livescribe Pen
    • 54. Writing Tools
      • Apps
      www.spectronicsinoz.com/article/apps-for-literacy-support
    • 55. Universal Design for Learning
      Multiple Meansof
      Engagement
      Student - How we get engaged and stay motivated. How we are challenged, excited, or interested.
      Teacher - Stimulate interest and motivation for learning
    • 56. Engagement
    • 57. iPad
    • 58.
    • 59. Thanks.
    • 60. http://gregoconnor.wikispaces.com
      http://twitter.com/gregoconnor
      http://delicious.com/ocgreg
      Email: grego@spectronicsinoz.com