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  • 1. Assistive Technologies in Education Created by Beashua Spearman Designed by: www.ThemeArt.com
  • 2. Introduction  This presentation provides an overview of assistive technologies used in education.  It explains the current Federal Government disability laws within education  It lists assistive technology resources educators may find useful within their classrooms www.themeart.com 2Template courtesy of Microsoft Clipart.com
  • 3. Relative Advantage Assistive Technologies promote a motivating, structured, and alternative learning environment It promotes a positive atmosphere that encourages learning It provides students with physical or sensory needs the tools to succeed in learning www.themeart.com 3Template courtesy of Microsoft Clipart.com
  • 4. What is Assistive Technology? According to M.D. Roblyer, assistive technologies are:  A device that was created for the purpose of accommodating people with physical or sensory disabilities  For example, Visual impaired students may use a speech text reader that reads the online text aloud.  A student with a minor vision impairment may use reading glasses when reading  A wheelchair may help a physical disabled student re-gain mobility www.themeart.com 4Template courtesy of Microsoft Clipart.com
  • 5. Federal Disability Laws Assistive Technologies must adhere to the…  Americans with Disabilities Act (ACT)  Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)  Assistive Technologies Act (ATA) www.themeart.com 5Template courtesy of Microsoft Clipart.com
  • 6. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)  The Americans with Disabilities Act is a law required by the U.S. Government  It protects the civil rights, employment, education, and the electronic device use of Americans with disabilities  There are two sections within this law that requires educational institutions to adhere to :  Section 504  Section 508 www.themeart.com 6Template courtesy of Microsoft Clipart.com
  • 7. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) www.themeart.com 7Template courtesy of Microsoft Clipart.com
  • 8. Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Created to protect special needs children in:  IDEA - accommodating special needs students  Providing free public education  Creating state & local funds (to purchase educational resources and services)  Requiring local school districts to be held accou ntable in providing public education to special needs children www.themeart.com 8Template courtesy of Microsoft Clipart.com
  • 9. Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) www.themeart.com 9Template courtesy of Microsoft Clipart.com
  • 10. Assistive Technology Act (ATA)  The Assistive Technology Act (ATA) is www.themeart.com 10Template courtesy of Microsoft Clipart.com
  • 11. Defining Special Needs  Students with special needs www.themeart.com 11Template courtesy of Microsoft Clipart.com
  • 12. Definition: Impairment www.themeart.com 12Template courtesy of Microsoft Clipart.com
  • 13. Definition: Disability www.themeart.com 13Template courtesy of Microsoft Clipart.com
  • 14. Definition: Handicap www.themeart.com 14Template courtesy of Microsoft Clipart.com
  • 15. Technology Integration for Special Education  www.themeart.com 15Template courtesy of Microsoft Clipart.com
  • 16. Technology Integration Strategies www.themeart.com 16Template courtesy of Microsoft Clipart.com
  • 17. Technology Integration Strategies www.themeart.com 17Template courtesy of Microsoft Clipart.com
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  • 19.  Template courtesy of Microsoft Clip art.com www.themeart.com 19Template courtesy of Microsoft Clipart.com
  • 20. Relative Advantage www.themeart.com 20Template courtesy of Microsoft Clipart.com
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  • 31. Additional Resources www.themeart.com 31Template courtesy of Microsoft Clipart.com
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  • 34. Resources Microsoft Clipart (PowerPoint Template) - http://office.micr osoft.com/en-us/ctndirectdownload.aspx?AssetID=TC101936495 &Application=PP&Version=12&Result=2# Americans with Disabilities Act Defined: http://712educator s.about.com/od/specialeducationglossary/g/ada.htm http://712educators.about.com/od/specialeducationglossary/g/ad a.htm Section 504 of the ADA- http://webaim.org/articles/laws/usa/r ehab#s504 Section 508 of the ADA- http://webaim.org/articles/laws/usa/r ehab#s508 National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities- http://nichcy.org/laws/ata www.themeart.com 34Template courtesy of Microsoft Clipart.com
  • 35. Resources  Introduction to Web Accessibility- http://webaim.org/intro/  Assistive Technology Laws- http://www.fctd.info/resources/ATlaws_pri nt.pdf  You Tube Individuals w Disabilities Educat ion Act Video- http://www.youtube.com/watc h?v=hQkHCBhbBGs&feature=player_embedded  You Tube Individuals w Disabilities Educat ion Act Video-www.themeart.com 35
  • 36. Resources  http://webaim.org/intro/www.themeart.com 36