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

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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. Customize and tailored assistive technology.

Using Assistive Technology for Your Struggling Readers

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“What are you [teachers] doing right now so that your students have unhindered access to grade-level curriculum each day?” Assistive technology, especially audiobooks, provide both multisensory reading and writing experiences and enhance word recognition.

6 Assistive Technologies That Can Help Students Reach Their Full Potential

EdTech Magazine

6 Assistive Technologies That Can Help Students Reach Their Full Potential. Assistive technologies can meet the needs of students at all grade and skill levels. MORE FROM EDTECH: See how schools are using virtual and augmented reality for assistive learning.

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 -.

Using assistive technology district-wide to improve reading achievement

eSchool News

Two assistive technology teachers shared their experiences and recommendations during a recent edWebinar led by Terrie Noland, vice president of educator initiatives at Learning Ally.

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. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. accessibility digital equity Google for Educators Microsoft

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.

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. What does accessibility mean?

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.

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.

EdTech that transforms access for physically disabled students

Neo LMS

Undoubtedly eye-gaze technology has created the greatest advance in access for people with serious immobility such as those suffering paralysis or ALS. EdTech that transforms access for physically disabled students. Accessible gaming.

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.

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

SpeechTechie

I have generally felt that books about technology are bound to be as up to date and relevant as a newscast about that breeze you just felt, but I was really pleasantly surprised at the currency of information in this volume, published in March 2011.

Making Print Documents & Posters Accessible

The Innovative Educator

Usually this material is not accessible to all people with disabilities or who speak languages other than English, but it doesn't have to be that way. Inaccessible Digital Platforms There are still many digital platforms that are lagging behind in their ability to make accessible content.

Support Struggling Readers District Wide with Assistive Tech

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Two assistive technology teachers shared their experiences and recommendations during a recent edWebinar led by Terrie Noland, Vice President of Educator Initiatives at Learning Ally. A district-wide approach to assistive technology.

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.

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.

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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.

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. Expository text passages are handy for language intervention. There's a lot you can teach with a passage as a context!

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Students Reflect on Being edWeb Presenters

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In a recent edWebinar, Turn Struggling Readers Into Leaders Using Assistive Technology , Gavin and Marley, two middle school students, along with dyslexia specialist Dana Blackaby, presented on their use of assistive technology that helps struggling readers.

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.

Assessments Become More Accessible With Speech Synthesis—and an Almost Human Voice

Edsurge

These are exciting times in the world of assistive learning technology. Speech synthesis in particular is benefiting from deep learning technologies, which are used to generate speech that sounds like a human voice. These are exciting times in the world of assistive learning technology. His research focuses on advancing the accessibility of computer-based assessments—for all learners—through a standards-based approach.

Meeting the Tech Needs of Disabled Students

EdTech Magazine

Hayes Schools find there is no one-size-fits-all approach to assistive technology. Access Points Classroom Cloud Mobile Apps Mobility Networking By Heather B.

Twitter Enhances Accessibility with Alt Text for Images

ProfHacker

This week, Twitter announced that it has added an important function to its service, one that enhances accessibility for people who are blind or who have low vision: support for alternative text to describe images. Software a11y accessibility alt text Twitter

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.

Improving Accessibility Often Falls to Faculty. Here’s What They Can Do.

Edsurge

But a common problem prevented that: some faculty have been slow to catch up with technological advances, and many wait until students ask for accomodations rather than having accessible materials from the start. “I That’s especially concerning to her, given assistive technologies alone won’t always help. It’s often up to faculty themselves to ensure all students can access their learning materials. But there’s a caveat to any accessibility checker.

AI Technology Helping Deaf Students Learn

techlearning

Today, Microsoft announced a partnership with the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), which has piloted the use of Microsoft Translator language technology to help students who are deaf and hard of hearing feel more engaged by transcribing lectures in real time.

Accessibility, Audio Texts, and the Persistence of Print

ProfHacker

[ This is a guest post by Michelle Morgan, who is Assistant Director of Educational Technology at Yale University and Adjunct Professor of American Studies at Connecticut College. I made my syllabus accessible , and I’m thinking way more about the forms my materials take.

Tinycards, teched-up flashcards

SpeechTechie

Duolingo's Tinycards- Fun Flashcards is another nice (100% Free) app for SLPs to look at because it provides access to appealing interactive flashcards. assistive technology association categories curriculum connections HS MS

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10 steps for making your online courses accessible for all students

eSchool News

The authors note that while, ideally, UDL allows students with disabilities to access courses without adaptation, it can also help to improve learning—and, therefore, retention—among all students. New report highlights 10-step plan to applying Universal Design for Learning online.

Amazon, Federation of the Blind Reach Agreement on Accessibility

Marketplace K-12

After years of questioning the accessibility of Amazon’s Kindle e-reader , the National Federation of the Blind today announced that it will work with the online retailer to improve reading experiences for blind, low-vision, and deaf-blind students. The accessibility issue became an obstacle last year when Amazon won a $30 million contract with New York City schools to develop an online e-book storefront for educators. EdX Settles Justice Department Complaint Over Online Access.

iPad Essentials: Speak Screen and Speech Options in iOS 8

SpeechTechie

Many people are not aware of the many assistive technology (and engagement-enhancing) features that are built into the brain of the iPad--iOS, its operating system. Tap General , then Accessibility , then Speech.

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Social Play With Amazon Echo Dot

SpeechTechie

The Echo Dot ($49.99) accesses Alexa, Amazon's "virtual personal assistant." In addition to accessing music and information by request to Alexa, you can "enable skills" that are more or less like apps, and for the time being, free.

With 3D Technology, Special Education Students Can Focus on Content—Not Access

Edsurge

That was the confounding question assistive technology specialist Neal McKenzie faced a year and a half ago from one of the 100-plus visually impaired students he helps in the classrooms of Northern California’s Sonoma County. McKenzie has since created dozens of his own designs for objects to help bridge the accessibility gap between his visually impaired students and the sighted counterparts with whom they share classrooms and teachers. “What’s an ox?”

Tech-ing up Communication Books

SpeechTechie

In addressing the two issues above, all service providers can have access to the docs-based "notebook" from any device, so they don't have to go hunting for it during a busy day. apps assistive technology consultation curriculum connections description