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Assistive technologies in education

  1. 1. Assistive Technologies in Education Created by Beashua Spearman Designed by: www.ThemeArt.com
  2. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 7. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) www.themeart.com 7Template courtesy of Microsoft Clipart.com
  8. 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. 9. Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) www.themeart.com 9Template courtesy of Microsoft Clipart.com
  10. 10. Assistive Technology Act (ATA)  The Assistive Technology Act (ATA) is www.themeart.com 10Template courtesy of Microsoft Clipart.com
  11. 11. Defining Special Needs  Students with special needs www.themeart.com 11Template courtesy of Microsoft Clipart.com
  12. 12. Definition: Impairment www.themeart.com 12Template courtesy of Microsoft Clipart.com
  13. 13. Definition: Disability www.themeart.com 13Template courtesy of Microsoft Clipart.com
  14. 14. Definition: Handicap www.themeart.com 14Template courtesy of Microsoft Clipart.com
  15. 15. Technology Integration for Special Education  www.themeart.com 15Template courtesy of Microsoft Clipart.com
  16. 16. Technology Integration Strategies www.themeart.com 16Template courtesy of Microsoft Clipart.com
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  34. 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. 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
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