Assistive Technologies in Educational SettingsPresentation Transcript
in Educational Settings
What are they & why use them?
Snapshot from Technology Related Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities Act
Impairments That May Require
● Digital Book Readers
● Screen Magnification
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● Hearing Aids/Receivers
● Speech Synthesizer
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● Adapted Computer Accessories (ie
oversized mouse or joystick)
● Voice Recognition
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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.”
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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,
Speech synthesis. (2013, October 19). Wikipedia. Retrieved October 29, 2013, from
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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