[Notes to trainer: Before you begin, Communicator 2007 should already be installed and configured on your computer. You should have functioning computer speakers and a microphone. You need to sign in to Communicator 2007. You should be familiar with the instant messaging (IM) and presence capabilities of Communicator 2007 as presented in the online training presentation titled, “Introduction to Office Communicator 2007.” For detailed help in customizing this template, see the very last slide. Also, look for additional lesson text in the notes pane of some slides.]
The scenario: You’ll learn about the audio and video features of Communicator 2007 by using the company Litware, Inc. as an example. You have recently joined the advertising team at Litware, Inc., and are working on an ad campaign for a new product being launched in Canada. The preparations for the ad campaign are now in full swing, and you need to communicate with your team quite often. Your team is already using the IM features of Communicator 2007. Now you decide to use the audio and video features of Communicator 2007 for quick and effective communication.
How does Communicator support your communication? Using Communicator 2007, you might start an IM conversation with a colleague and then invite another person into the conversation. When you invite a third person into the IM conversation, you create an ad-hoc conference. After you start the conference, you can invite others or seamlessly add audio and video communication modes to the conversation, without leaving the Communicator Conversation window. And what’s the variety of ways to conduct a conference? For informal communications, you can have conferences with your coworkers by using Communicator 2007. For more formal presentations that require slides or application sharing, you can escalate a Communicator 2007 conference into a Microsoft Office Live Meeting conference.
IL 505 – DR. HOCUTT
Overview: Assistive Technology
• Assistive technology is any item, piece
of equipment, software or product
system that is used to increase,
maintain, or improve the functional
capabilities of individuals with
• Assistive technology can be low tech, high
tech, and includes products and services
to help people who have difficulty
speaking, typing, writing, remembering,
pointing, seeing, hearing, learning,
Law Covering Assistive Technology
Having a brother whom was profoundly deaf, Senator Tom Harkin supported
the Tech Act of 1988 and ADA 1990. The 2002 amendments to the Elementary
and Secondary Education Act made under the name of the No Child Left Behind
Act, stated that assistive technology systems are to continue to ensure that
individuals with disabilities reap the benefits of the technological revolution and
participate fully in life in their communities” (20 U.S.C. Sec. 3001(a)(8)).
The amplifier allows
the student to adjust
the volume and tones
to their levels to assist
with their hearing
Students using an amplifier can sit anywhere in the room instead of the front
of the classroom. They can adjust the different volumes to suit them, and
they can participate in group activities.
There are numerous types of technologies that can be used to enhance
a student’s learning experience.
Visually Impaired Devices
Assistive technologies used for visual impairment includes some of the above
technologies. For example, the V-Tech allows individuals to read some of the
smallest print by magnifying it and then project it through a television screen. The
Braille ‘n Sound allows the student to type in braille and the machine will repeat it
aloud. The last device helps individuals to write. It enlarges the field of view
allowing them the opportunity to write on a straight line.
A speech recognition program works in conjunction with a word processor. The
user "dictates" into a microphone, and his spoken words appear on the computer
screen as text. This can help a student whose oral language ability is better than
his writing skills.
Assistive Technology for kids with Learning
Disabilities is defined as any device, piece
of equipment or system that helps bypass,
work around or compensate for an
individual's specific learning deficits.
A physical disability
can affect how a
student performs in
Because of the IDEA
and advances in
students with physical
succeed in the
Wheelchairs and walkers allow individuals with minimum movement and those
who are unable to move at all a chance to enhance their ability to move or walk. A
wheelchair is a combination of a chair and two or more wheels. The individual is
able to roll to different destinations. A walker is used to provide individuals with
stability and allows them to use their upper body strength to help them walk.
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