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ISTE 2016: Inclusive Learning Playground
Assistive Technology Tools for Accessibility:
When making it digital is not enoug...
Necessary for
some, Beneficial
for ALL
1. How are you currently using
technology to engage your
learners, monitor their le...
What is Assistive
Technology (AT)?
The Technology Related Assistance to
Individuals with Disabilities Act of 1988
(Tech Ac...
Examples of
Assistive
Technology
• Text-to-speech
• Speech-to-text
• Word Prediction
• Digital Graphic Organizers & Mind-m...
AT and the Law
“Accessibility” According to Office of Civil Rights:
Students with disabilities must be provided the
opport...
What about
Universal Design
for Learning
(UDL)?
Representation, Expression, Engagement
Universal Design for Learning is
an...
UDL Principles
1. Provide multiple means of
engagement (WHY)
When students do not face barriers to
accessing materials the...
BOTH
AT & UDL
are needed
Just because you build a ramp does not
mean you no longer need the wheelchair…
UDL supports needs...
Top 10 Favorite
AT/UDL Tools,
Ideas, and
Resources
1. Built-in Accessibility Features
2. The Cloud - Google Drive, Dropbox...
Get Ready to sip through a Firehose...
1. Built-in
Accessibility
Features
Do you know the power you
have in your own device?
Mac:
http://www.apple.com/accessibil...
2. Storage in the
CLOUD
• If you lose your USB or device,
what happens?
• The Cloud is your FRIEND
Drive, Dropbox, onedriv...
3. Google
Applications
• Drive - put your files in the CLOUD
• Docs, Sheets, Forms, Drawing, etc.
• Collaboration - sharin...
4. Google Chrome
Web Store
YES! You can add apps to
Google Chrome Browser...just
like in the Apple App Store!
Google “Chro...
5. Accessible
Text
• Accessible Educational
Materials
• http://aem.cast.org/
• Accessible Websites
• Accessible PDFs
• Lea...
6. Tools to Embed
Supports in
text/video
Mike Phillips video - with
Questions and supports
Add comments, quizzes, etc to
w...
7. Ipad/iPhone
Apps and
Accessories
• Accessories
• Stylus, Keyboard, Cases, switch interfaces,
Keyguards
• Features:
• Sw...
8. Alternative
Note-Takers
• Sonnocent Audionotetaker -
multimedia 3-column notes,
including audio highlighting of
lecture...
9. Class
Polling/Discussion
Tools
Poll Everywhere - Live online polling of
class using cellphone texting!
Google Forms – D...
10. Social Media
as Professional
Development
• Twitter
• Hashtags(#) to follow a subject
• Tweetdeck
• Facebook
• Pinteres...
Next Steps
Which tool would you like to
explore hands-on??
Baby steps, one step at a time...
1. The NEXT time you are
conf...
Explore
● Google’s Research Tool
● Videonot.es app for Google
● Read&Write for Google Chrome from
Texthelp, Inc.
● Snap&Re...
AT Resources
• ISTE’s Inclusive Learning Network
https://sites.google.com/site/4inclusivel
earning/home
• Quality Indicato...
UDL Resources
• CAST: www.cast.org
• National Center on Accessible
Educational Materials (AEM)
http://aem.cast.org/
• Nati...
Thank you!
jennifer.edge-savage@simmons.edu
President-Elect, ISTE’s Inclusive
Learning Network
Twitter: @jennifersavedge
#...
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  1. 1. ISTE 2016: Inclusive Learning Playground Assistive Technology Tools for Accessibility: When making it digital is not enough for Access for ALL…
  2. 2. Necessary for some, Beneficial for ALL 1. How are you currently using technology to engage your learners, monitor their learning, and ensure access? 2. Have you gone “more digital”, but still have learners struggling to successfully engage with content? There are specialized tools that may be necessary for students to access material…
  3. 3. What is Assistive Technology (AT)? The Technology Related Assistance to Individuals with Disabilities Act of 1988 (Tech Act) first defined AT: Assistive technology device "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 functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities." The Tech Act described an assistive technology service "any service that directly assists an individual with a disability in selection, acquisition or use of an assistive technology device."
  4. 4. Examples of Assistive Technology • Text-to-speech • Speech-to-text • Word Prediction • Digital Graphic Organizers & Mind-mapping • Digital/Multimedia note-taking • Organizational Tools – Calendars, checklists • Tools to provide multiple means of representation, expression and engagement: • Polling Tools, Edpuzzle, Actively Learn, • Alternate access to the computer/device • eyegaze, touchscreens, switches, onscreen keyboards, etc. • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) • Environmental Control • AT Assessment tools: uPAR, WPP
  5. 5. AT and the Law “Accessibility” According to Office of Civil Rights: Students with disabilities must be provided the opportunity to: 1. acquire the same information 2. engage in the same interactions, and 3. enjoy the same services as students without disabilities with “substantially equivalent ease of use”. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973(Section 504) Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 1990 For K-12: The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (1997,2004 reauthorized) defines and requires AT for students in K- 12. AT must be considered in ALL Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) In Higher Ed: Students Self-Identify
  6. 6. What about Universal Design for Learning (UDL)? Representation, Expression, Engagement Universal Design for Learning is an Educational Framework that guides the design of 1. learning goals 2. materials 3. methods 4. assessments With intentional consideration of the diversity of learners.
  7. 7. UDL Principles 1. Provide multiple means of engagement (WHY) When students do not face barriers to accessing materials their engagement increases. 2. Provide multiple means of action and expression (HOW) Allow use of multiple tools and modes for students to communicate their knowledge. 3. Provide multiple means of representation (WHAT) Make sure all students can access the materials by offering alternatives to text, audio and visual information.
  8. 8. BOTH AT & UDL are needed Just because you build a ramp does not mean you no longer need the wheelchair… UDL supports needs of ALL learners by guiding Curriculum Design and making the learning environment with as much flexibility and choice as possible. AT supports the needs of INDIVIDUAL learners by overcoming barriers in the environment. We need BOTH. Many Technology tools previously considered “AT” are now readily available to ALL. Video: Disability-led innovations for the Masses by Chris Bugajj
  9. 9. Top 10 Favorite AT/UDL Tools, Ideas, and Resources 1. Built-in Accessibility Features 2. The Cloud - Google Drive, Dropbox, etc. 3. Google Applications & Add-ons 4. Chrome Webstore - Extensions 5. Accessible Text resources 6. Tools to embed supports in text and video 7. iPads, Apps & Accessories 8. Alternate Note-Takers 9. Class Polling Tools 10.PLNs/PLCs - Using Social Media for Professional Development
  10. 10. Get Ready to sip through a Firehose...
  11. 11. 1. Built-in Accessibility Features Do you know the power you have in your own device? Mac: http://www.apple.com/accessibility/macos x/vision.html Windows: http://www.microsoft.com/enable/training/ windows8/default.aspx iOS (iPad/iPhone): http://www.apple.com/accessibility/ios/ Google's Chrome Browser: (YES, USE THIS BROWSER!) http://www.google.com/accessibility/all- products-features.html Google's Android OS: https://support.google.com/accessibility/a ndroid/answer/600656 AND - Luis Perez’s youtube channel! Videos on Accessibility and UDL https://www.youtube.com/user/lfperez72
  12. 12. 2. Storage in the CLOUD • If you lose your USB or device, what happens? • The Cloud is your FRIEND Drive, Dropbox, onedrive, iCloud, etc. • The Dog can’t eat homework in the cloud. • Helps those who struggle managing materials. • Allows for Sharing, Collaboration & Redefinition
  13. 13. 3. Google Applications • Drive - put your files in the CLOUD • Docs, Sheets, Forms, Drawing, etc. • Collaboration - sharing files & folders, Remote meetings • Feedback - using comments feature and viewing draft history • Voice Typing - Built-in Feature of Google Docs. FREE Voice Recognition. “Tools->VoiceTyping” • Research - “Tools->research” • Highlighters - highlight text notes and written work • NEW - “Tool->Document Outline” added to Google Docs March 2016 • FREE Add-ons -> Get Add-ons • Kaizena - add voice notes to provide feedback for students in Google Docs • EasyBib - tool for citing sources • g(math) - for equations • Video.notes – for annotation videos
  14. 14. 4. Google Chrome Web Store YES! You can add apps to Google Chrome Browser...just like in the Apple App Store! Google “Chrome Web Store” and prepare to get lost in all of the possibilities! Some favorites: SpeakIt - Reads text on any website or google docs to proof written work Screencastify - simple tool to video record your screen - great for tutorials! Kami - Free tool to annotate PDFs (Draw, type, highlight, etc.) Extensity - To manage your extensions! Chrome web store launcher Movenote - Free Google Drive tool to present your documents (Powerpoints, articles, reports, etc.) with Video RWGC - comprehensive reading, writing, note- taking support. FREE for educators Snap&Read - Leveled reading, study Tools Co:Writer universal- word prediction
  15. 15. 5. Accessible Text • Accessible Educational Materials • http://aem.cast.org/ • Accessible Websites • Accessible PDFs • Learning Ally • Bookshare • Accesstext • Fireflybykurzweil • ReadandWrite for Google Chrome • Voice Dream Reader App • Kindle - Reading Enhancements • Text to Speech • Whispersynch for Voice • Immersion Reading
  16. 16. 6. Tools to Embed Supports in text/video Mike Phillips video - with Questions and supports Add comments, quizzes, etc to worksheets, videos, files! • www.edpuzzle.com • Edpuzzle Chrome Extension • Actively Learn • zaption • QR Codes • www.qrstuff.com • Inigma • Qrafter • Black and White and Scanned All over • Scrible
  17. 17. 7. Ipad/iPhone Apps and Accessories • Accessories • Stylus, Keyboard, Cases, switch interfaces, Keyguards • Features: • Switch Accessibility for physical access • Vision Accessibility • TTS & STT built in • Apps: • VoiceDream Reader • Cricksoft Apps • Book Creator • ModMath • Snaptype • ClaroScanPen • Inspiration/Kidspiration • Notability • Choiceworks • Evernote • GoWorksheet ...
  18. 18. 8. Alternative Note-Takers • Sonnocent Audionotetaker - multimedia 3-column notes, including audio highlighting of lectures. • Notability - multimedia note-taking across devices • Evernote - multimedia note-taking across devices • Scrible - annotate websites and collect notes • VideoNot.es – Google App – Flipped classroom? Let students annotate video! • LiveScribe Pen - record lectures, combine digital/handwritten note- taking
  19. 19. 9. Class Polling/Discussion Tools Poll Everywhere - Live online polling of class using cellphone texting! Google Forms – Digital collection of responses for a variety of question types. Plickers - Low-Tech polling of class using multiple choice questions, printed codes, and Instructor’s cell phone. Padlet - Online Discussion/Sharing board Kahoot - Online multiple choice quizzes Today’s Meet – For back channeling
  20. 20. 10. Social Media as Professional Development • Twitter • Hashtags(#) to follow a subject • Tweetdeck • Facebook • Pinterest • Symbaloo • Youtube • Professional Blogs • www.freetech4teachers.com • Professional Listservs Model Lifelong Learning! #atchat #edtechchat #spedchat #ntchat #udlchat #inclusiveILN Technology changes at an exponential rate… How do we keep up?
  21. 21. Next Steps Which tool would you like to explore hands-on?? Baby steps, one step at a time... 1. The NEXT time you are confronted with a struggling student, you now have an idea of the tools that are available to support that student! 2. Identify resources to support your ongoing learning a. Inclusive Learning Network b. Twitter/Social Media c. Others? 3. Be KIND to yourself, you can’t make a digital transformation all at once! 4. Pick a tool(s) to Explore!
  22. 22. Explore ● Google’s Research Tool ● Videonot.es app for Google ● Read&Write for Google Chrome from Texthelp, Inc. ● Snap&Read from Don Johnston, Inc. ● Co:Writer from Don Johnston, Inc. ● Kami ● Firefly by Kurzweil ● Zaption or EdPuzzle ● Actively Learn ● VoiceDream Reader app for iPad https://www.thinglink.com/scene/804342310367133698
  23. 23. AT Resources • ISTE’s Inclusive Learning Network https://sites.google.com/site/4inclusivel earning/home • Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology www.qiat.org • The SETT Framework for AT www.joyzabala.com • The Wisconsin Assistive Technology Initiative (WATI) • www.atia.org • Easter Seals www.easterseals.com • Chrome as AT • Technology and Media Division of the Council for Exceptional Children http://www.tamcec.org/ • Conferences: ATIA, CTG, CSUN, ATCNE
  24. 24. UDL Resources • CAST: www.cast.org • National Center on Accessible Educational Materials (AEM) http://aem.cast.org/ • National UDL Center: www.udlcenter.org • UDL Implementation and Research Network: http://udl-irn.org/ • Video: The Myth of Average by Todd Rose
  25. 25. Thank you! jennifer.edge-savage@simmons.edu President-Elect, ISTE’s Inclusive Learning Network Twitter: @jennifersavedge #simmonsastech #atchat

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