Assistive Technology and Accessibility Resources

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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.

Enhancing education with assistive technology

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Products that help prepare students for life beyond K12 Ray Bendici The ever-increasing pace and variety of technological developments continues to be a challenge for K12 assistive technology products

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15 Assistive Technology Tools & Resources For Students With Disabilities

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15 Assistive Technology Tools & Resources For Students With Disabilities. One tool to help students with disabilities even in the face of a special education teacher shortage is assistive technology. Text-To-Speech Assistive Tools. Assistive Listening Systems.

3 Ways Assistive Technology is Helping Students with Dyslexia

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Dyslexia is Less of a Challenge Than it Once was Thanks to These Technological Advances It’s a number that tends to jumps out at you: one in every five students has dyslexia.

What Is The Teachers Role in Assistive Technology by @HEJames

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Ed-tech serves great purpose in the worlds of education and technology. It could be as simple as offering a tape recorder… Friends of TeacherCast Assistive TechnologiesIt offers so many ways to adapt educational modes to the needs of learners.

How to make resources more accessible for struggling readers

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Ed Tech accessible text assistive technology disabilities edtech educational technology struggling readersI’m a huge fan of creating custom resources for student learning.

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

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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.

Assistive Technology with MakeyMakey

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As the video so clearly demonstrates, the MakeyMakey is an engaging piece of technology with incredible potential as a tool for budding inventors. Tom was inspired by MakeyMakey's potential as an assistive technology tool to help empower students with Physical Disabilities.

Tech-ing up Communication Books

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apps assistive technology consultation curriculum connections descriptionI read a helpful post this week on Edutopia- 15 Questions to Replace "How was School Today?" , which I think is a good resource to share with parents.

Read and Write for iPad

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The path to getting assistive technology accommodations in the hands of students that need it is not always clear, so it is helpful for as many educators as possible to know about available (and free) tools such as this!

Voice Typing in Google Docs

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A key strategy within assistive technology is using what one already has. Now, speech-to-text works variably based on how students speak, but they can learn strategies to be more successful with dictation if it can be an assistive tool given their profiles.

Innovative Communication Techniques for Individuals with Autism

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The VIS uses technology to show visual symbols, maintain children’s attention, and provide compelling multimedia language instruction. Wearable technology, like the Apple Watch, allows for discrete support that is there whenever the individual needs it.

Some TED Talks of interest to SLPs and Language Folks

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TED Talks have long been one of my favorite ways to take in some new info- these short (varying from 5-20 min) presentation recordings are created at Technology-Entertainment (the E should be Education for as much as these talks address that area)-Design conferences around the world and feature leading researchers and creative people speaking on important topics. TED Talks are naturally facilitated by technology as they are available on YouTube and the free TED app.

iPad Essentials: Speak Screen and Speech Options in iOS 8

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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. assistive technology auditory comprehension ipad essentials literacy

Read Works Provides Access to Handy Text Passages

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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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Assistive Technology Course Using Arduino & MakeyMakey: From Design to Delivery

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The ability to repurpose everyday objects to interact differently with a keyboard, as well as the ability to program and interact with a myriad of different online modules using physical, tactile objects, opens up a world of possibilities for creating Assistive Technology.

Mobile Tech Resources for People with Aphasia

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apps assistive technologyJune is Aphasia Awareness Month!

Create Narrated Slide or Video Shows with Videolicious

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What does an image lead to.?

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This past year I was involved with a productive assistive technology and language consultation regarding a student who LOVED to be in all of his classes.

Summer Reading, Part 2

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So, since my technology was failing me, or I was failing within it, I bought a Kindle. assistive technology executive function professional development reading comprehension

Do We Have a Subscription to.(Part 2)

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In the last post, I discussed how the beginning of the school year is a good time to acquaint yourself with any technology resources offered by your school district, as many do not realize the benefits subscription-based services can provide.

Make a "BIG" Visual Support

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A takeaway I always emphasize in my workshops is that we can use technology in simple ways to engage. adults apps articulation assistive technology visual teachingVisual supports are key to our work.

Social Play With Amazon Echo Dot

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The Echo Dot ($49.99) accesses Alexa, Amazon's "virtual personal assistant." As usual, the technology can just provide a context to work on communication skills. assistive technology auditory comprehension context interactives social pragmatics social thinking

Paper>Digital Paper>Annotated Paper

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assistive technology visual teachingIt used to be that taking the paper out of the "worksheet" equation involved several apps, usually at cost- one to scan and one to "annotate" or write/draw on the paper.

More on mapping expository texts through tech, Part 3

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Inspiration in all its versions is particularly appropriate for upper elementary through adult learners, and is often recommended as an Assistive Technology (AT) tool.

Annotating Photos in iOS 10

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assistive technology categories context curriculum connections executive function images iOS ipad essentials naming visual teachingAnnotating a photo, or marking it up with text, highlights or shapes has many uses in language, social and executive function therapy. I have previously written about this topic with regard to Skitch. So, Skitch is no more, and though its functions were incorporated in Evernote, getting to them is almost too complicated to talk about here.

Meeting the Tech Needs of Disabled Students

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

Read and Write for Google

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assistive technology vocabulary writing In honor of the just-concluded ATIA Conference in Florida, which I didn''t make it to this year, I thought I''d feature a helpful tech tool for you as an educator- and one which you might be in the position to recommend for your students.

Year-Round Resources for Autism

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Photo credit: Jayne Clare Jayne Clare Assistive Technology Autism superheroes and "talking" Bluetooth-enabled stuffed animals are among the resources for helping children on the autism spectrum understand their differences and communicate with others

Book Review- The Practical (and fun) Guide to Assistive Technology in Public Schools: Building or Improving Your District’s AT Team

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Chris Bugaj and his colleague Sally Norton-Darr have penned an informative (and indeed, fun to read) guide to the role of Assistive Technology (AT) and its practitioners in the school setting. Where to look to learn more about Assistive Technology.

Design Challenge: DIY Assistive Game Controllers

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Photo credit: Mobile Digital Arts Matthew Farber Assistive Technology Here are four of many possible ways for transforming standard video games into assistive technology tools that students of any ability can enjoy

Shift to capacity-building AT model to stretch resources further

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By Jennifer Herseim, Special Ed Connection® Few districts have enough dedicated assistive technology staff to handle the growing demand for assistive technology requests. More… Uncategorized assistive technology AT model AT tips children with disabilities IEPConsider shifting from a student-centered AT service delivery model to a capacity-building one, sources say. Here’s how.

Google Apps and Chromebooks for Special Education and Special Needs

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Chromebooks and Google Apps are excellent assistive technology (AT) that help students with special needs access curriculum and information. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy.

Assistive tech or consumer tech? A funding issue for schools, states, private insurers

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By Jennifer Herseim, Special Ed Connection® As the lines between mainstream and assistive technology blur, it can create some confusion about funding sources for AT. More… Uncategorized assistive technology children with disabilities insurance iPad learning appsLearn about several funding issues affecting states, private insurers, and schools.

Visuals and Movement are Key to Science-based Language

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assistive technology association context curriculum connections discourse HS MS narrative text structure videos visual teachingThis website is 7 years old this month! Wow, another blog-iversary!

Technology, data help Missouri district provide ‘engaging, relevant, personal’ education

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Phyllis Wolfram, executive director of special programs, shares the technology that’s making it possible. More… Uncategorized assistive technology children with disabilities data collection K-12 tech tools for administratorsBy Jennifer Herseim, Special Ed Connection® Springfield Public Schools uses adaptive diagnostic tools and special education software to analyze data in a meaningful way for staff and students.

Teach students about technology they can use for college, careers

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Encourage staff to teach students these strategies, too, to strengthen their learning and studying habits, says a presenter at the National Future of Education Technology Conference. More… Uncategorized assistive technology college and career readiness digital tools interactive whiteboards notetaking toolsBy Jennifer Herseim, Special Ed Connection® FETC 2017: Do you take a picture or audio record a note on your phone to remember important information?

Notes adds simple but powerful tools in iOS 9

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apps assistive technology consultation visual teachingThe new operating system for iOS devices, iOS 9, came out several weeks ago.

AT lending library: Create ‘hub’ of innovative technology with these tips

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Gain practical advice for how to set up and operate an assistive technology lending library based on what’s working in two large districts in California and Michigan. Uncategorized assistive tech assistive technology AT ed tech edtech education technologyBy Jennifer Herseim, Special Ed Connection ®.

Research lacks evidence on device use, apps for young children

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More… Uncategorized assistive technology children with disabilities digital media ed-tech apps mobile learning devicesBy Emily Ann Brown, Education Daily® Mobile media devices are quickly becoming the preferred choice for use in children’s learning because of their screen size, portability, ability to stream content, interactive capabilities, and decreased cost.