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  • 1. Assistive Technologies in Education Created by Beashua Spearman Designed by:
  • 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 2Template courtesy of Microsoft
  • 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 3Template courtesy of Microsoft
  • 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 4Template courtesy of Microsoft
  • 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) 5Template courtesy of Microsoft
  • 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 6Template courtesy of Microsoft
  • 7. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 7Template courtesy of Microsoft
  • 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 8Template courtesy of Microsoft
  • 9. Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) 9Template courtesy of Microsoft
  • 10. Assistive Technology Act (ATA)  The Assistive Technology Act (ATA) is 10Template courtesy of Microsoft
  • 11. Defining Special Needs  Students with special needs 11Template courtesy of Microsoft
  • 12. Definition: Impairment 12Template courtesy of Microsoft
  • 13. Definition: Disability 13Template courtesy of Microsoft
  • 14. Definition: Handicap 14Template courtesy of Microsoft
  • 15. Technology Integration for Special Education  15Template courtesy of Microsoft
  • 16. Technology Integration Strategies 16Template courtesy of Microsoft
  • 17. Technology Integration Strategies 17Template courtesy of Microsoft
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  • 20. Relative Advantage 20Template courtesy of Microsoft
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  • 31. Additional Resources 31Template courtesy of Microsoft
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  • 34. Resources Microsoft Clipart (PowerPoint Template) - http://office.micr &Application=PP&Version=12&Result=2# Americans with Disabilities Act Defined: http://712educator a.htm Section 504 of the ADA- ehab#s504 Section 508 of the ADA- ehab#s508 National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities- 34Template courtesy of Microsoft
  • 35. Resources  Introduction to Web Accessibility-  Assistive Technology Laws- nt.pdf  You Tube Individuals w Disabilities Educat ion Act Video- h?v=hQkHCBhbBGs&feature=player_embedded  You Tube Individuals w Disabilities Educat ion Act 35
  • 36. Resources  36