Removing Barriers:<br />Assistive Technology Tools to Support Reading & Writing for Students with Learning Difficulties an...
"Ball point pens will be the ruin of education in our country. Students use these devices and then throw them away. The vi...
Disruptive Innovation<br />
SpeakUp 2009<br />use social based learning for learning and personal lives<br />access to untethered learning<br />digita...
30%<br />http://tinyurl.com/25qkf8s<br />
46-47%<br />The International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) was undertaken in Australia in 1996<br />
Barriers to Learning & Opportunity<br />..impaired access, participation <br />and progress in learning, social connective...
Barriers to Learning & Opportunity<br />“prepare for an environment where they will spend more time reading and using info...
Remediation vs Compensation<br />Edyburn (2006) http://www.uwm.edu/~edyburn/L%26L2006.pdf <br />
One size fits all?<br />
Universal Design for Learning<br />Multiple Meansof<br /><ul><li>Representation
Action and Expression
Engagement</li></li></ul><li>Universal Design for Learning<br />Multiple Meansof<br />Representation<br />Student - How we...
Universal Design for Learning<br />Multiple Meansof<br />Action & Expression<br />Student - Planning and performing tasks....
Universal Design for Learning<br />Multiple Meansof<br />Engagement<br />Student - How we get engaged and stay motivated. ...
Universal Design for Learning<br />CAST - Center for Applied Special Technology<br />http://www.cast.org <br />National Ce...
It Can’t Teach<br />
Universal Design for Learning<br />Multiple Meansof<br />Representation<br />Student - How we gather facts and categorize ...
Reading Tools<br />Present information and content in different ways<br />
Text-to-Speech<br />
Alternative Formats<br />
AT ReadingTool Features<br />Digital, customized text<br />Read text aloud (text to speech)<br />Dictionary & Thesaurus<br...
Reading Tools<br />Natural Reader V7 - www.naturalreaders.com<br />WordTalk V4.2 - www.wordtalk.org.uk/home<br />PowerPoin...
Reading Tools<br />Clicker 5<br />Kurzweil 3000<br />Texthelp Read&Write<br />WordQ / SpeakQ<br />ClaroRead<br />Read:OutL...
Clicker 5<br />
Read: OutLoud 6<br />
TexthelpRead&Write Gold <br />
Portable Reading Tools<br />Reading Pen TS<br />Livescribe Pen<br />
eReaders<br />http://www.spectronicsinoz.com/blog - Weblinks for accessible text and ebooks<br />
iPad Reading Apps<br />http://www.spectronicsinoz.com/article/apps-for-literacy-support<br />
Universal Design for Learning<br />Multiple Meansof<br />Action & Expression<br />Student - Planning and performing tasks....
Writing Tools<br />
<ul><li>Spell Checkers
Text-to-Speech
Homophone/Confusable Words
Word Prediction
Speech to Text (Speech Recognition)
Mind Mapping Software
Other tools</li></li></ul><li>Clicker 5<br />
Speech Recognition<br />
What factors influence success?<br />
Word Prediction<br />Co:Writer<br />TexthelpRead&Write<br />Kurzweil 3000<br />Penfriend<br />ClaroRead<br />Word Q<br />W...
Word Prediction<br />
Word Prediction<br />
Word Prediction Comparison Chart<br />
Ginger<br />
Portable Notetakers <br />NEO 2<br />Livescribe Pen<br />
Writing Tools<br /><ul><li>Apps</li></ul>www.spectronicsinoz.com/article/apps-for-literacy-support<br />
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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&quot;flatteners&quot; 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
  • Removing Barriers: Assistive Technology Tools to Support Reading & Writing for Students with Learning Difficulties and Disabilities

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    2. 2. Removing Barriers:<br />Assistive Technology Tools to Support Reading & Writing for Students with Learning Difficulties and Disabilities <br />
    3. 3.
    4. 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.” <br />
    5. 5. Disruptive Innovation<br />
    6. 6. SpeakUp 2009<br />use social based learning for learning and personal lives<br />access to untethered learning<br />digitally rich learning using relevancy-based digital tools, content & resources that allow for self directed learning<br />Project Tomorrow (2009)<br />
    7. 7.
    8. 8.
    9. 9. 30%<br />http://tinyurl.com/25qkf8s<br />
    10. 10. 46-47%<br />The International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) was undertaken in Australia in 1996<br />
    11. 11. Barriers to Learning & Opportunity<br />..impaired access, participation <br />and progress in learning, social connectiveness, and employment<br />
    12. 12. Barriers to Learning & Opportunity<br />“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”<br />
    13. 13. Remediation vs Compensation<br />Edyburn (2006) http://www.uwm.edu/~edyburn/L%26L2006.pdf <br />
    14. 14. One size fits all?<br />
    15. 15. Universal Design for Learning<br />Multiple Meansof<br /><ul><li>Representation
    16. 16. Action and Expression
    17. 17. Engagement</li></li></ul><li>Universal Design for Learning<br />Multiple Meansof<br />Representation<br />Student - How we gather facts and categorize what we see, hear, and read.<br />Teacher - Present information and content in different ways<br />
    18. 18. Universal Design for Learning<br />Multiple Meansof<br />Action & Expression<br />Student - Planning and performing tasks. How we organize and express our ideas.<br />Teacher - Differentiate the ways that students can express what they know<br />
    19. 19. Universal Design for Learning<br />Multiple Meansof<br />Engagement<br />Student - How we get engaged and stay motivated. How weare challenged, excited, or interested. <br />Teacher - Stimulate interest and motivation for learning<br />
    20. 20. Universal Design for Learning<br />CAST - Center for Applied Special Technology<br />http://www.cast.org <br />National Center on Universal Design for Learning<br />http://www.udlcenter.org<br />
    21. 21.
    22. 22. It Can’t Teach<br />
    23. 23.
    24. 24. Universal Design for Learning<br />Multiple Meansof<br />Representation<br />Student - How we gather facts and categorize what we see, hear, and read.<br />Teacher - Present information and content in different ways<br />
    25. 25. Reading Tools<br />Present information and content in different ways<br />
    26. 26. Text-to-Speech<br />
    27. 27. Alternative Formats<br />
    28. 28. AT ReadingTool Features<br />Digital, customized text<br />Read text aloud (text to speech)<br />Dictionary & Thesaurus<br />Text to audio capabilities<br />Scanning to text<br />
    29. 29. Reading Tools<br />Natural Reader V7 - www.naturalreaders.com<br />WordTalk V4.2 - www.wordtalk.org.uk/home<br />PowerPoint –//fullmeasure.co.uk/powertalk/<br />www.spectronicsinoz.com/faqs - click on “freebies” <br />
    30. 30. Reading Tools<br />Clicker 5<br />Kurzweil 3000<br />Texthelp Read&Write<br />WordQ / SpeakQ<br />ClaroRead<br />Read:OutLoud SOLO<br />
    31. 31. Clicker 5<br />
    32. 32. Read: OutLoud 6<br />
    33. 33. TexthelpRead&Write Gold <br />
    34. 34. Portable Reading Tools<br />Reading Pen TS<br />Livescribe Pen<br />
    35. 35. eReaders<br />http://www.spectronicsinoz.com/blog - Weblinks for accessible text and ebooks<br />
    36. 36. iPad Reading Apps<br />http://www.spectronicsinoz.com/article/apps-for-literacy-support<br />
    37. 37. Universal Design for Learning<br />Multiple Meansof<br />Action & Expression<br />Student - Planning and performing tasks. How we organize and express our ideas.<br />Teacher - Differentiate the ways that students can express what they know<br />
    38. 38. Writing Tools<br />
    39. 39. <ul><li>Spell Checkers
    40. 40. Text-to-Speech
    41. 41. Homophone/Confusable Words
    42. 42. Word Prediction
    43. 43. Speech to Text (Speech Recognition)
    44. 44. Mind Mapping Software
    45. 45. Other tools</li></li></ul><li>Clicker 5<br />
    46. 46. Speech Recognition<br />
    47. 47. What factors influence success?<br />
    48. 48. Word Prediction<br />Co:Writer<br />TexthelpRead&Write<br />Kurzweil 3000<br />Penfriend<br />ClaroRead<br />Word Q<br />WYNN<br />
    49. 49. Word Prediction<br />
    50. 50. Word Prediction<br />
    51. 51. Word Prediction Comparison Chart<br />
    52. 52. Ginger<br />
    53. 53. Portable Notetakers <br />NEO 2<br />Livescribe Pen<br />
    54. 54. Writing Tools<br /><ul><li>Apps</li></ul>www.spectronicsinoz.com/article/apps-for-literacy-support<br />
    55. 55. Universal Design for Learning<br />Multiple Meansof<br />Engagement<br />Student - How we get engaged and stay motivated. How we are challenged, excited, or interested. <br />Teacher - Stimulate interest and motivation for learning<br />
    56. 56. Engagement<br />
    57. 57. iPad<br />
    58. 58.
    59. 59. Thanks.<br />
    60. 60. http://gregoconnor.wikispaces.com <br />http://twitter.com/gregoconnor <br />http://delicious.com/ocgreg <br />Email: grego@spectronicsinoz.com <br />
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