The following video is a brief overview of the definition of assistive technologies. The illustrations in the video provide more insight. Video would not upload- address is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DB9pKkZoJDc
The following video is a wonderful portrayal of how assistive technologies give students with cognitive and mobile disabilities the opportunity to participate in school curriculum and activities. Video would not upload- address is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXxdxck8Gic
• Assistive technologies are
“tools that make academic
material more accessible to
students by minimizing barriers
Technologies for Hearing
• C-Print: Printed text of real-time speech
• FM Systems: Send auditory signals to
student using radio transmission.
• Braille Light: Specialized keyboard
that allows students to type
notes, and re-read what they wrote.
• Duxbury & WinBraille: Software that
converts text into braille.
Cognitive & Mobile
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• According to the NCES more
than 6 million children receive
special needs services.
• 1/3 of the public schools in the
United States report insufficient
services to meet the needs of
students with disabilities.
Funding Resources for Assistive
Technology in the Classroom
• No child’s education should suffer
due to their impairment.
• Assistive technology can ensure an
improved and equal education
experience for all students.
Maloy, Robert, Verock-O’Loughlin,Ruth-Ellen, Edwards, Sharon A., and Woolf,
Beverly Park (2011). Transforming Learning with New Technologies. Boston,
MA: Pearson Education, Inc. ISBN:10 0-13-159611-X, ISBN:13 978-0-13-159611-5
"Assistive Technology for College Students." Technology Tools for Students
Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Oct. 2013.
Ring, Sara. "Out of Sight: Technology Helps Visually Impaired Students
Thrive." Edutopia. N.p., 23 July 2008. Web. 24 Oct. 2013.
Bridge Multimedia. "Education World: Assistive Technology Helps All Kids
Learn." Education World: Assistive Technology Helps All Kids Learn. N.p., 9
Aug. 2005. Web. 24 Oct. 2013.
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