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Assistive technology<br />By: Jack Sauve & Olajiwon McCadney<br />
Jackie’s Story<br />
According to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act:<br />“Assistive technology means any item, piece of equipmen...
The Assistive Technology Continuum<br />High-Tech<br />Medium Tech<br />Low Tech<br />No Tech<br />Source: National Assist...
Types of Assistive Technology (A-Z)<br />Access and Environmental Controls<br />Aids to Daily Living<br />Assistive Listen...
Types of Assistive Technology (A-Z)<br />Augmentative/Alter-native Communication<br />Computer-Based Instruction<br />Mobi...
Assistive Technology in action: Augmentative/Alternative Communication<br />
Positioning<br />Visual Aids<br />Source: www.pbs.org<br />Types of Assistive Technology (A-Z)<br />
Programs specifically designed for use by people with a LD have a combination of features to assist people with LD to acce...
Alternative input devices allow individuals to control their computers through means other than a standard keyboard or poi...
Assistive Technology in action: Sip-and-puff systems<br />
Braille  embossers <br />Keyboard filters <br />Light  signaler  alerts <br />On-screen keyboards<br />Source: www.microso...
Reading tools and learning disabilities programs <br />Screen enlargers, or screen magnifiers<br />Screen readers <br />Sp...
Text-to-Speech (TTS) or speech synthesizers<br />Talking and large-print word processors<br />TTY/TDD conversion modems<br...
An Action Research Study of Computer -Assisted  Instruction Within the First Grade Classroom<br />Source: Assistive Techno...
Q & A<br />
“An Action Research Study of Computer -Assisted  Instruction Within the First Grade 	”: http://www.atia.org/files/public/a...
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  1. 1. Assistive technology<br />By: Jack Sauve & Olajiwon McCadney<br />
  2. 2. Jackie’s Story<br />
  3. 3. According to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act:<br />“Assistive technology means any item, piece of equipment or product system, whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of children with disabilities.”<br />Source: National Assistive Technology Research Institute<br />What is Assistive technology?<br />
  4. 4. The Assistive Technology Continuum<br />High-Tech<br />Medium Tech<br />Low Tech<br />No Tech<br />Source: National Assistive Technology Research Institute<br />
  5. 5. Types of Assistive Technology (A-Z)<br />Access and Environmental Controls<br />Aids to Daily Living<br />Assistive Listening<br />Source: www.pbs.org<br />
  6. 6. Types of Assistive Technology (A-Z)<br />Augmentative/Alter-native Communication<br />Computer-Based Instruction<br />Mobility<br />Source: www.pbs.org<br />
  7. 7. Assistive Technology in action: Augmentative/Alternative Communication<br />
  8. 8. Positioning<br />Visual Aids<br />Source: www.pbs.org<br />Types of Assistive Technology (A-Z)<br />
  9. 9. Programs specifically designed for use by people with a LD have a combination of features to assist people with LD to access print material. Examples include:<br />TextHELP Read & Write 8 Gold<br />WYNN  5.0<br />Kurzweil 3000<br />Write: OutLoud Solo<br />TextAloud 2.0<br />Co:Writer SOLO<br /> Source: Australian Disability Clearinghouse on Education and Training <br />Types of Assistive Technology- A Deeper Scope: Learning Disability Software<br />
  10. 10. Alternative input devices allow individuals to control their computers through means other than a standard keyboard or pointing device. Examples include:<br />Alternative keyboards<br />Electronic pointing devices<br />Sip-and-puff systems<br />Wands and sticks<br />Joysticks<br />Trackballs<br />Touch screens<br />Source: www.microsoft.com<br />Types of Assistive Technology Products<br />
  11. 11. Assistive Technology in action: Sip-and-puff systems<br />
  12. 12. Braille embossers <br />Keyboard filters <br />Light signaler alerts <br />On-screen keyboards<br />Source: www.microsoft.com<br />Types of Assistive Technology Products (Continued)<br />
  13. 13. Reading tools and learning disabilities programs <br />Screen enlargers, or screen magnifiers<br />Screen readers <br />Speech recognition or voice recognition programs<br /> Source: www.microsoft.com<br />Types of Assistive Technology Products (Continued)<br />
  14. 14. Text-to-Speech (TTS) or speech synthesizers<br />Talking and large-print word processors<br />TTY/TDD conversion modems<br />Source: www.microsoft.com<br />Types of Assistive Technology Products (Continued)<br />
  15. 15. An Action Research Study of Computer -Assisted Instruction Within the First Grade Classroom<br />Source: Assistive Technology Industry Association<br />Using Assistive Technology to Foster Speech and Language Skills at Home and in Preschool.<br />Source: Council for Exceptional Children<br />Use of Assistive Technology by Students with Visual Impairments: Findings from a National Survey.<br />Source: Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness<br />Research: Assistive Technology In Education<br />
  16. 16. Q & A<br />
  17. 17. “An Action Research Study of Computer -Assisted Instruction Within the First Grade ”: http://www.atia.org/files/public/atobv3n1articleSIX.pdf<br />“Assistive Technology: What software is available to assist students with Learning Disabilities?”: http://www.adcet.edu.au/Oao/view.aspx?id=4223<br />“Types of Assistive Technology Products”: http://www.microsoft.com/enable/at/types.aspx<br />“Types of Assistive Technology”: http://www.pbs.org/parents/inclusivecommunities/assistive_tech2.html<br />“Use of Assistive Technology by Students with Visual Impairments: Findings from a National Survey”: http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/pdf?vid=2&hid=2&sid=fef1d74b-9b38- 478a-b217-0d9283a77425%40sessionmgr11<br />“Using Assistive Technology to Foster Speech and Language Skills at Home and in Preschool”: http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/pdf?vid=2&hid=2&sid=3cf0c030- fb06- 4f29-8275-610dd3f9370b%40sessionmgr12<br />“What is Assistive Technology?”: http://natri.uky.edu/resources/fundamentals/defined.html<br />Sources<br />

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