Assistive Technologies
in Educational Settings
Grace Younger
What are they & why use them?

Snapshot from Technology Related Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities Act
Impairments That May Require
Accommodations
● Visual
● Hearing

● Physical
● Cognitive
Visual Impairment
● Digital Book Readers
● Screen Magnification

Photo Credit to naturemusicfreak on Flickr
Hearing Impairment
● Hearing Aids/Receivers
● Speech Synthesizer

Photo Credit to soitiki on Flickr

Photo Credit to south...
Physical Impairment
● Adapted Computer Accessories (ie
oversized mouse or joystick)
● Voice Recognition

Photo Credit to a...
Cognitive Impairment

(Video)
Why is it important?
“Assistive technology increases a student’s opportunities for
education, social interactions, and pot...
References (APA)
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  1. 1. Assistive Technologies in Educational Settings Grace Younger
  2. 2. What are they & why use them? Snapshot from Technology Related Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities Act
  3. 3. Impairments That May Require Accommodations ● Visual ● Hearing ● Physical ● Cognitive
  4. 4. Visual Impairment ● Digital Book Readers ● Screen Magnification Photo Credit to naturemusicfreak on Flickr
  5. 5. Hearing Impairment ● Hearing Aids/Receivers ● Speech Synthesizer Photo Credit to soitiki on Flickr Photo Credit to southwellpics on Flickr
  6. 6. Physical Impairment ● Adapted Computer Accessories (ie oversized mouse or joystick) ● Voice Recognition Photo Credit to anasqtiesh on Flickr Photo Credit to a77ebny on Flickr
  7. 7. Cognitive Impairment (Video)
  8. 8. Why is it important? “Assistive technology increases a student’s opportunities for education, social interactions, and potential for meaningful employment. It also supports a student’s participation in learning experiences in the least restrictive environment. Assistive technology is a tool to help the student benefit from the general education curriculum, and access extracurricular activities in home, school, and work environments.”
  9. 9. References (APA) ● YouTube Video - click through for credit ● Tech Act: Technology Related Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities Act. (n.d.). ok.gov. Retrieved October 29, 2013, from http://www.ok.gov/abletech/documents/Tech%20ActIndividuals%20with%20Disabilities.pdf ● Motor DisabilitiesIntroduction. (n.d.). WebAIM: Motor Disabilities. Retrieved October 29, 2013, from http://webaim.org/articles/motor/ ● Speech synthesis. (2013, October 19). Wikipedia. Retrieved October 29, 2013, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speech_synthesis ● Flickr -- credit is hyperlinked ● Considering Assistive Technology. (n.d.). National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities. Retrieved October 29, 2013, from http://nichcy.org/schoolage/iep/meetings/specialfactors/considering-at

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