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How Assistive Technology Is Supporting Students Through the Pandemic

EdTech Magazine

In the summer months, educators had to determine the most effective way to adapt their classrooms for this unprecedented transition while ensuring accessibility.

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Importance of Assistive Technology

N2Y

For many students with disabilities, assistive technology (AT) is critically important in removing barriers to mobility, communication, socialization, and learning. Legislation ensuring greater access to, and availability of, assistive technology.

6 Cases of Interactive Digital Whiteboards as an Assistive Technology in Special Education

ViewSonic Education

Quick Take: Learn about assistive technology in special education. Assistive technology in special education can bring much-needed help to teachers who have students with disabilities or providing special education services. Implementing assistive technology cannot fix all the issues students may have but it can help students cope with their impairments and aid teachers in providing the best learning experience they can for all students.

How Assistive Technology Is Supporting Students Through the Pandemic

EdTech Magazine

In the summer months, educators had to determine the most effective way to adapt their classrooms for this unprecedented transition while ensuring accessibility.

Assistive Technology and Accessibility Resources

Educational Technology Guy

I've been working on a resource document that has resoures on Assistive Technology and Accessibility and thought I would share it here: Related: More Accessibility Resources Google Accessibility Features and Resources -. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. accessibility assistive technology google accessibility

How Assistive Technology Is Supporting Students Through the Pandemic

EdTech Magazine

In the summer months, educators had to determine the most effective way to adapt their classrooms for this unprecedented transition while ensuring accessibility.

Keyboarding as assistive technology for blind students

eSchool News

Generally, when we think of edtech and students with disabilities, we think of assistive technology that helps individuals overcome challenges and provides access to areas of learning and independence. However, technology is not always designed with people of all abilities in mind, and even something as fundamental as learning to type can become a barrier to overcome without proper instruction and understanding of the diverse needs of students with disabilities.

Using assistive technology district-wide to improve reading achievement

eSchool News

Assistive technology teachers working at schools in the Fairfax County, VA school district–one of the largest in the United States–are finding that the use of audiobooks is improving access to grade-level content while also developing the love of reading that motivates many students to continue improving.

Using Assistive Technology for Your Struggling Readers

edWeb.net

“What are you [teachers] doing right now so that your students have unhindered access to grade-level curriculum each day?” During a recent edWeb.net edWebinar , Blackaby and two student-led tech crew members from The Academy at Nola Dunn, 5th-grade student, Gavin, and 4th-grade student, Marley, explained that students with disabilities cannot access grade-level curricula 100% by themselves if they are not yet reading at grade level.

6 Assistive Technologies That Can Help Students Reach Their Full Potential

EdTech Magazine

6 Assistive Technologies That Can Help Students Reach Their Full Potential. As the number of these students continues to grow, teachers and educators are increasingly turning to assistive technologies to help students across all ranges of ability learn more effectively and reach their full potential. . Assistive technologies can meet the needs of students at all grade and skill levels.

Digital Accessibility Resources to Empower All Learners

Nick's Picks for Educational Technology

Technology is most powerful when it empowers everyone. Apple.com One of the first times I heard George Couros speak he said, “Technology is not just a tool. Assistive Technology accessibility assistive technology

How to make resources more accessible for struggling readers

Ditch That Textbook

Ed Tech accessible text assistive technology disabilities edtech educational technology struggling readersI’m a huge fan of creating custom resources for student learning. We, as teachers, know exactly what our students need much better than a textbook company hundreds or thousands of miles away. For me, that often came in the form of Google Docs with information my students were responsible for and a website for pointing students [.].

Google Accessibility Tools to Reach ALL Learners – SULS049

Shake Up Learning

The post Google Accessibility Tools to Reach ALL Learners – SULS049 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Accessibility is and should be a huge topic of discussion across multiple industries but especially in learning. Reach all learners with Google’s accessibility tools on ep.

4 Important Google Docs Accessibility Features for Students with Visual Impairment

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Several teachers overlook Google Docs accessibility features thus missing out on important learning and teaching possibilities for their students. Assistive technology google docs

Think "Out of the Box" Assistive Technology #SXSWedu

EdTechSandyK

Microsoft has been working with Kinect technology and autistic students. Technology removes barriers and helps them interact with the world. With time, tech tools, and access to one another, teachers could solve many of the problems we face in education today, including addressing students with special needs. assistive technology special education specialed sxswedu Notes from SXSWedu 2012 panel discussion/concurrent session.

4 Tips for using accessibility features to promote inclusion

Neo LMS

Some obstacles can be assisted with the support of technology. 4 Tips for using accessibility features to promote inclusion. The following tips provide strategies for using technology to create inclusive learning environments. Model technology use.

Creating an Accessibility-Friendly Environment

Educational Technology Guy

Accessibility is an important topic in education and encompasses the classroom space, digital tools and resources and much more. Creating an Accessibility-Friendly Classroom Environment Is the classroom bursting with patterned borders on the bulletin boards and bright colorful posters/word walls/anchor charts? This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. accessibility digital equity Google for Educators Microsoft

Accessibility Features Every Teacher Using Apple Products Must Know About

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

In today's post we are highlighting the various accessibility features Apple products provide for its users. 2019 Assistive technologyNot all teachers using these products are fully aware of these features depriving thus.read more.

Secrets of Accessible Online Content You Need to Know

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter In some of the statistics about online acceessibility , we see that, up to 20% of people are excluded from websites when our site is not accessible. Today, we dig into a university that is making progress on accessibility and compliance. Teachers who are putting content online can make content more accessible if we learn these tips. What does accessibility mean?

Book Review: The Ultimate Guide to Assistive Technology in Special Education

SpeechTechie

I usually point people in the direction of the collaborative SLP Apps List (top of my blog), but from now on I am also going to be recommending Joan Green''s The Ultimate Guide to Assistive Technology in Special Education as a great resource book for those starting out with iPads (or other technology) for clinical use. accessibility features available within MS Office or iWork).

Make Learning Products Accessible for Students With Disabilities, Educators Tell Vendors at ISTE

Marketplace K-12

Educators at the annual conference of the International Society for Technology in Education said education companies should focus on text-to-speech capabilities, switch accessibility, assistive technology, and other supports for students with special needs. The post Make Learning Products Accessible for Students With Disabilities, Educators Tell Vendors at ISTE appeared first on Market Brief.

How to Enable Closed Captions for Almost Any Video on the Web!

Shake Up Learning

Access ALL the Google Quick Tips Here! Assistive Technology edtech educational technology Free Resources for teachers Google Google Chrome Google Tips Tutorials google chromeThe post How to Enable Closed Captions for Almost Any Video on the Web!

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How to create accessible e-learning design

Neo LMS

In a recent post I touched upon the subject of designing for accessibility in e-learning. The things is, there are millions of people out there who are living with some sort of disability, and they all should be able to access online learning content the same as everyone else. If you pay attention to accessibility principles when designing online courses, healthy students won’t even notice it, while this could mean the world to someone living with a physical disability.

EdTech that transforms access for physically disabled students

Neo LMS

In this second (and last) post in our mini-series on EdTech that revolutionizes access for differently abled communities ( last time we explored tech that enabled visually disabled students) we’ll explore eye-gaze technology — the rapidly advancing assistive technology that is offering physically disabled students enormous freedom in terms of accessing education, communication, information and entertainment. Accessible gaming.

Tobii Dynavox launches Boardmaker 7 – the new platform for special education

eSchool News

Tobii Dynavox, the global leader in assistive technology for communication, today announced the new generation of its special education platform Boardmaker. Over many years, we have made large investments based on the latest technology and customer feedback to build Boardmaker 7.

Mac's Accessibility Features Teachers Should Know About

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

After we have learned about the different accessibility features embedded in iPad we move to Mac and show you what it offers in terms of assistive technology to help students with learning.read more. 2019 Apple Education

Can audiobooks be the great equalizer for students with learning differences?

eSchool News

These two teachers have found the answers through audiobooks and access. Since her district expanded access to grade-level text by providing human-read audiobook technology, Nappi’s students’ reading skills and confidence have improved dramatically. “We The power of technology. Giving my students access to digital text and time to read increases the odds they will be inclined to learn more,” says Nappi.

Read Works Provides Access to Handy Text Passages

SpeechTechie

I recently discovered ReadWorks - this website provides free access to reading passages and much more, with skill and strategy units on many topics in comprehension. assistive technology curriculum connections discourse graphic organizers HS later elementary MS reading comprehension sentence formulation text structureExpository text passages are handy for language intervention. There's a lot you can teach with a passage as a context!

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Getting Started with Google Voice Typing

Nick's Picks for Educational Technology

The post Getting Started with Google Voice Typing appeared first on Nick's Picks For Educational Technology. Assistive Technology accessibility Google SuiteText-to-Speech That Actually Works I remember trying voice-to-text software in the late 1990s.

Flipgrid: The Go-To Remote Learning Tool – SULS080

Shake Up Learning

Flipgrid Accessibility Features. The post Flipgrid: The Go-To Remote Learning Tool – SULS080 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Flipgrid has become the go-to remote learning tool for teachers!

Access Your Stuff with Parallels Access

Kathy Schrock

Parallels Access screenshot Parallels Access is the coolest new program for your iPad and your Mac or Windows computer! Take a look at a quick screencast I made from the iPad running the Parallels Access Program. The Parallels Access solution has two components. There is an app you install on your iPad ( Parallels Access ) and it has a 14-day trial. There is then an agent you install on each of the computers you want to access from the iPad.

Support Struggling Readers District Wide with Assistive Tech

edWeb.net

Assistive technology teachers working at schools in the Fairfax County, VA school district, one of the largest in the United States, are finding that the use of audiobooks is improving access to grade-level content while also developing the love of reading that motivates many students to continue improving. A district-wide approach to assistive technology. FCPS has 30 assistive technology resource teachers, each of whom works with 7 to 10 schools.

Free Webinar: Options for eText: Facilitating Access and Comprehension Through Electronic Text

SpeechTechie

Options for eText: Facilitating Access and Comprehension Through Electronic Text Presented by Sean Sweeney, Speech-Language Pathologist/Instructional Tech Specialist Sponsored by MES Publishing Watch the Webinar Recording If you view the recording and would like a CE certificate , join the Everyone CAN! With the advent and proliferation of mobile devices available to students and teachers has come a wide range of options for accessing text.

Improve Reading Comprehension with Text-to-Speech: iPad Multi-Sensory Reading

Nick's Picks for Educational Technology

The post Improve Reading Comprehension with Text-to-Speech: iPad Multi-Sensory Reading appeared first on Nick's Picks For Educational Technology. Assistive Technology accessibility iPad readingText-To-Speech Text-to-Speech isn’t just for students with low-vision. It can also be beneficial to students experiencing a range of literacy difficulties. Read-aloud tools have been shown to positively impact reading comprehension for individuals with reading disabilities.

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