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This powerpoint presentation by Evelyn Kelso, MA Consultant for Blind & Visually Impaired at ATECH was presented at the 2005 ADVISOR Workshop.

This powerpoint presentation by Evelyn Kelso, MA Consultant for Blind & Visually Impaired at ATECH was presented at the 2005 ADVISOR Workshop.

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    • 1. Assistive Technology Assessment Evelyn Kelso, MA ATECH Consultant for Blind & Visually Impaired
    • 2. Assistive Technology Assessment: What’s the Goal?
      • Access to Literacy and Communcation In School, Home &
      • Community
    • 3. Assistive Technology
      • Federal Mandate—IDEA, Tech Act 2004
      • Must Be Addressed In The Individual Education Plan (IEP)
      • Expanded Core Curriculum for Students Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired Including Those With Multiple Disabilities
    • 4. Three Types of Solutions:
      • Low, Medium, & High Tech
      • Never Underestimate the Power of a Simple Solution
    • 5. Essential Background Information
      • Medical Eye Condition & Other Diagnoses
      • Functional Vision Assessment
      • Learning/Literacy Media Assessment
    • 6. Environmental Considerations
      • Lighting
      • Positioning
      • Glare
      • Contrast
    • 7. Student’s Abilities
      • AT—not an end in itself
      • Plan ahead 2-3 years
      • Create a toolbox of different solutions
    • 8. Increasing Access to Print
      • Font Choice
      • Bold
      • Color
      • Size
      • Layout
    • 9. Optical Aids
      • Eyeglasses
      • Magnifiers
      • Telescopes
      • CCTV
    • 10. Braille
      • Slate & Stylus
      • Perkins Brailler
      • Portable notetaker
    • 11. Auditory
      • Recordings
      • Talking Calculators, dictionaries etc.
    • 12. Tactile Graphics: Literacy Is More Than Print
      • Maps
      • Graphs
      • Diagrams
      • Pictures
    • 13. Computer Access
      • Enlarging Software (ex. Zoomtext)
      • Screen Reader (ex. Jaws)
      • Tactile access (ex. refreshable braille)
    • 14. AT for Students With Multihandicapping Conditions
      • Switch access
      • Schedules
      • Communication systems
    • 15. Technology is a tool to unlock learning and expand the horizons of students…Technology can be a great equalizer… It enhances communication and learning and expands the world of blind and visually impaired persons in many significant ways. Koenig, A. &Holbrook, C. Foundations of Education, 2 nd Edition, Vol. 2