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Assistive Technology

  1. 1. Assistive Technology Peggy Collum Dr. Margaret Rice, Instructor December 6, 2008 AIL 690-910 University of Alabama
  2. 2. Assistive Technology <ul><li>Educational Mandates </li></ul><ul><li>Areas of Need </li></ul><ul><li>Available Technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Other Categories </li></ul><ul><li>Terms </li></ul>
  3. 3. Educational Mandates <ul><li>Alabama Administrative Code 290-8-9.07(6)(b) defines assistive technology as: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>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 a child with a disability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Source: ftp://ftp.alsde.edu/documents/65/2-AAC%20Chapter%20290-8-9(Effective%207-19-07).pdf </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Educational Mandates <ul><li>IDEA Title I A 1 </li></ul><ul><li>(1) A ssistive technology device.-- </li></ul><ul><li>(A) In general.--The term `assistive technology device' 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 functional capabilities of a child with a disability. </li></ul><ul><li>(B) Exception.--The term does not include a medical device that is surgically implanted, or the replacement of such device. </li></ul><ul><li>Source: http://idea.ed.gov/explore/view/p/%2Croot%2Cstatute%2CI%2CA%2C602%2C1%2C </li></ul>
  5. 5. Educational Mandates <ul><li>Public Law 104-197 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Under the Legislative Branch Appropriations Bill, H.R. 3754, Congress approved a measure, introduced by Senator John H. Chafee (R-R.I.) on July 29, 1996, that provides for an exemption affecting the NLS program. On September 16, 1996, the bill was signed into law by President Clinton. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Chafee amendment to chapter 1 of title 17, United States Code , adds section 121, establishing a limitation on the exclusive rights in copyrighted works. The amendment allows authorized entities to reproduce or distribute copies or phono-records of previously published non-dramatic literary works in specialized formats exclusively for use by blind or other persons with disabilities. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Source: http://www.loc.gov/nls/reference/factsheets/copyright.html </li></ul>
  6. 6. Educational Mandates <ul><li>FAPE Core Partners </li></ul><ul><li>Academy for Educational Development (AED) includes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Federal Resource Center </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>National Institute for Work and Learning </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Center for Law and Education </li></ul><ul><li>Family Voices </li></ul><ul><li>Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health (FFCMH) </li></ul><ul><li>National Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments (NAPVI) </li></ul><ul><li>National Coalition for Parent Involvement in Education (NCPIE) </li></ul><ul><li>National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) </li></ul><ul><li>National Down Syndrome Congress (NDSC) </li></ul><ul><li>National Fiesta Educativa </li></ul><ul><li>National Indian Child Welfare Associatio n (NICWA) </li></ul><ul><li>ALLIANCE for Parent Centers, National Technical Assistance Center </li></ul><ul><li>Source: http://www.fape.org/partners/core.htm </li></ul>
  7. 7. Areas of Need <ul><li>Speech Difficulties </li></ul><ul><li>Hearing Difficulties </li></ul><ul><li>Sight, Print Disabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Disabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Physical Disabilities </li></ul>
  8. 8. Available Technologies <ul><li>Text to Speech Software Applications </li></ul><ul><ul><li>eReader </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Thunder </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Read Please </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EasiTeach </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OddCast </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Voice to Text Applications </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Jott </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nuance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Yap </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Hearing Assistance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hearing Helper </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Headphones </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sight and Learning Assistance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Windows Accessibility Options – Accessibility Wizard, narrator , and magnifier </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HELP Read </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BookShare.org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project Gutenberg </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>eBook readers – iLiad , kindle , etc. </li></ul></ul>Available Technologies
  10. 10. Available Technologies <ul><li>Physical limitation solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Eye controlled communication devices – myTobii P10 </li></ul><ul><li>Communication Boards – L*E*O </li></ul><ul><li>Mouth operated Joystick – Jouse2 </li></ul><ul><li>Transportable Braille Software – Dolphin Pen </li></ul><ul><li>Reading Pen – Superpen </li></ul><ul><li>One Hand Keypad </li></ul>
  11. 11. Other Categories <ul><li>Alternative Keyboards - IntelliKeys </li></ul><ul><li>Big key keyboards </li></ul><ul><li>Big mouse </li></ul><ul><li>Left handed keyboard </li></ul><ul><li>No hands mouse </li></ul>
  12. 12. Terms <ul><li>IDEA – Individuals with Disabilities Education Act </li></ul><ul><li>FAPE – Families and Advocates Partnership for Education </li></ul><ul><li>IFSP – Individual Family Service Plan (ages birth to 3) </li></ul><ul><li>IEP – Individualized Education Plan </li></ul><ul><li>NIMAS – National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard </li></ul>
  13. 13. References <ul><li>http://www.ereader.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.screenreader.net </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.readplease.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.easiteach.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.oddcast.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.jouse.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.yourdolphin.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.jott.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.yapme.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.nuance.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.touchboards.com </li></ul><ul><li> http ://www.lssproducts.com/category/personal-fm-systems </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.pixi.com/~reader1/allbrowser </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.bookshare.org </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.wizcomshop.com/SuperPen-Translator_p_47-25.html </li></ul><ul><li>http:// store.cambiumlearning.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.fentek-ind.com </li></ul><ul><li>http:// half-qwerty.com </li></ul><ul><li>h ttp :// www.assistivetech.com/corporate/products/leo.aspx </li></ul><ul><li>http ://nimas.cast.org/about/nimas </li></ul>

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