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Assistive technologies in education

  1. 1. Assistive Technologies in Education Created by Beashua Spearman Designed by:
  2. 2. Introduction  This presentation provides an overview of assistive technologies used in education.  It explains the current Federal Government disability laws within education  It lists assistive technology resources educators may find useful within their classrooms 2Template courtesy of Microsoft
  3. 3. Relative Advantage Assistive Technologies promote a motivating, structured, and alternative learning environment It promotes a positive atmosphere that encourages learning It provides students with physical or sensory needs the tools to succeed in learning 3Template courtesy of Microsoft
  4. 4. What is Assistive Technology? According to M.D. Roblyer, assistive technologies are:  A device that was created for the purpose of accommodating people with physical or sensory disabilities  For example, Visual impaired students may use a speech text reader that reads the online text aloud.  A student with a minor vision impairment may use reading glasses when reading  A wheelchair may help a physical disabled student re-gain mobility 4Template courtesy of Microsoft
  5. 5. Federal Disability Laws Assistive Technologies must adhere to the…  Americans with Disabilities Act (ACT)  Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)  Assistive Technologies Act (ATA) 5Template courtesy of Microsoft
  6. 6. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)  The Americans with Disabilities Act is a law required by the U.S. Government  It protects the civil rights, employment, education, and the electronic device use of Americans with disabilities  There are two sections within this law that requires educational institutions to adhere to :  Section 504  Section 508 6Template courtesy of Microsoft
  7. 7. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 7Template courtesy of Microsoft
  8. 8. Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Created to protect special needs children in:  IDEA - accommodating special needs students  Providing free public education  Creating state & local funds (to purchase educational resources and services)  Requiring local school districts to be held accou ntable in providing public education to special needs children 8Template courtesy of Microsoft
  9. 9. Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) 9Template courtesy of Microsoft
  10. 10. Assistive Technology Act (ATA)  The Assistive Technology Act (ATA) is 10Template courtesy of Microsoft
  11. 11. Defining Special Needs  Students with special needs 11Template courtesy of Microsoft
  12. 12. Definition: Impairment 12Template courtesy of Microsoft
  13. 13. Definition: Disability 13Template courtesy of Microsoft
  14. 14. Definition: Handicap 14Template courtesy of Microsoft
  15. 15. Technology Integration for Special Education  15Template courtesy of Microsoft
  16. 16. Technology Integration Strategies 16Template courtesy of Microsoft
  17. 17. Technology Integration Strategies 17Template courtesy of Microsoft
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  20. 20. Relative Advantage 20Template courtesy of Microsoft
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  31. 31. Additional Resources 31Template courtesy of Microsoft
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  34. 34. Resources Microsoft Clipart (PowerPoint Template) - http://office.micr &Application=PP&Version=12&Result=2# Americans with Disabilities Act Defined: http://712educator a.htm Section 504 of the ADA- ehab#s504 Section 508 of the ADA- ehab#s508 National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities- 34Template courtesy of Microsoft
  35. 35. Resources  Introduction to Web Accessibility-  Assistive Technology Laws- nt.pdf  You Tube Individuals w Disabilities Educat ion Act Video- h?v=hQkHCBhbBGs&feature=player_embedded  You Tube Individuals w Disabilities Educat ion Act 35
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