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Assistive Technology for Students

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Assistive technology powerpoint

  1. 1. By Robin Thompson University of West Alabama ED 505
  2. 2. What Is Assistive Technology? Assistive technology is a term used to describe devices or services that help individuals with disabilities obtain a free appropriate education. www.google.com/images http://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/module/at/cwrap/#content
  3. 3. Assistive Technology Law  Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 requires a school district to provide a “free appropriate public education” (FAPE) to disabled individuals who is in the school district’s jurisdiction, regardless of the severity of the person’s disability.  An appropriate education includes regular and special education and any services or aids needed to accommodate the needs of individuals with disabilities.  The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) mandates that schools are responsible for providing assistive technology devices and services to students with disabilities. www.google.com/imagewww.ed2.gov
  4. 4. Who Can Benefit From Assistive Technology Students who are: Hearing Impaired Visually Impaired Learning Disabled Physically disabled www.google.com/images
  5. 5. Hearing Assistive Technology (HATS) for Children  FM systems help amplify sounds.  They allow students to hear the teacher’s voice at an appropriate and constant level. FM Systems www.deafblindinformation.org.au Fig. 1 http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/
  6. 6. Vision Assistive Technology  These products allow students to enlarge the size of images and text.  Some screen magnifiers permit the user to change the default colors of the display. Fig. 2 www.rla.com http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/
  7. 7. Learning Assistive Technology  Allows a student to scan printed material into a computer or handheld unit.  The scanned text is then read aloud via a speech synthesis/screen reading system.  This is especially helpful for students who struggle with a reading disability. Optical Character Recognition Fig. 3 products.softsolutionslimited.comhttp://frostig.org
  8. 8. Assistive Technology For Physically Disabled Adaptive Keyboards  Designed for users with physical disabilities who cannot use a standard keyboard  Small keyboards for students with limited range of motion  One handed keyboards for students who type with only one hand Fig. 4 www.college.engage.com Fig. 5 http://www.onehandedkeyboard.com http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/
  9. 9. Additional Resources National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders Future of Children.org www.greatschools.org www.onlineocr.net
  10. 10. References Cengage Learning (2015). Figure 4: WinMini keyboard. Retrieved from http://college.cengage.com/education/resources/res_prof/students/spec_ed/tech_resources/alt_computer_iando.html  Google Images. (n.d.) Retrieved from www.google.com/images.  Lily Walters (n.d.) Figure 5: One handed Keyboard. Retrieved from http://www.onehandedkeyboard.com/maltron.html  National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (December 2011). Assistive devices for people with hearing, voice, speech, or language disorders. Retrieved from http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/hearing/pages/assistive- devices.aspx  Online OCR (n.d.) Figure 3: Optical Character Recognition. Retrieved from products.softsolutionslimited.com  Raskind, M. H. (2000). Assistive technology for children with learning disabilities. Bridges to Reading, 2nd Edition. San Mateo, CA: Schwab Foundation for Learning. Retrieved from http://frostig.org/  RL and Associates. (n.d.) Figure 2: Portable Video Magnifier. Retrieved from www.rla.com  Senses Australia. (n.d.). Figure 1: Diagram Inspiro FM System. Retrieved from www.deafblindinformation.org.au  The Iris Center. Assistive Technology Module (n.d.). Retrieved from http://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/module/at/cwrap/#content  U.S. Department of Education (2010). Free Appropriate Public Education for Students With Disabilities: Requirements Under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Retrieved from http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/edlite-FAPE504.html#reproduction

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