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. Today, assistive technology can help students with certain disabilities learn more effectively. Several areas of assistive technology and sample products may be found in any given classroom, making a difference in how students of all abilities learn.

4 Tips for using accessibility features to promote inclusion

Neo LMS

Some obstacles can be assisted with the support of technology. The following tips provide strategies for using technology to create inclusive learning environments. Assistive technology, by definition, relates to any equipment that supports a child with a disability and increase or maintain their functioning in different settings. Read more: 6 Awesome examples of EdTech for the visually impaired student. Model technology use.

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Top Tech Tools for Kids Who Struggle to Read and Write

The CoolCatTeacher

So Brian, when someone is struggling, and you’re trying to use technology… Let’s talk about some of your favorite tools. With today’s technology, everything we’re working with is being done in the browser – usually the Chrome browser – and so there are some really great tools. What will they get, for example, with Read and Write? Again, it’s another technology. They want to use technology, but it just makes them feel so dumb!

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Five Top Technology Trends In Special Education

Wisewire

(TNS) — Fueled by technological advances, changing state policies, and a continued push from advocates, ed-tech companies and researchers are crafting new tools and strategies to better serve students with disabilities. ” Against that backdrop, Education Week canvassed the field for insights on new developments in the use of technology to support special education. Some promising technologies, such as virtual reality, are still very much in the experimental stage.

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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. EdSurge spoke with Häkkinen about the impact of new speech synthesis technologies on student assessments, and how his company is making the most of them.

How Automated Speech Recognition Could Change Studying Forever

Edsurge

Tech entrepreneur Fred Singer is the CEO and founder of Echo360 , a company which he launched after a visit to his son’s classroom. Singer has funded and led a wide range of digital companies over the past twenty years, and the list of business and charitable boards on which he serves is long. The real issue is that the teaching and learning process in class is not engaging students via technology that is an integral part of their lives. “My

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How Speech Recognition Could Change Studying Forever

Edsurge

Tech entrepreneur Fred Singer is the CEO and founder of Echo360 , a company which he launched after a visit to his son’s classroom. Singer has funded and led a wide range of digital companies over the past twenty years, and the list of business and charitable boards on which he serves is long. The real issue is that the teaching and learning process in class is not engaging students via technology that is an integral part of their lives. “My

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Could Amazon deliver your next prescription?

The Christensen Institute

Its creation was in response to many well-run and successful companies faltering despite making, seemingly, all of the correct management decisions. After studying countless cases Professor Christensen found that disruption stemmed from companies improving their offerings to an extent that they overshoot mainstream consumers’ demands for performance—often in pursuit of catering to their most demanding and profitable customers.

The 3 Biggest Remote Teaching Concerns We Need to Solve Now

Edsurge

Unfortunately, across the board, educators have not been prepared to teach well with technology, let alone teach remotely with technology. In some teacher preparation programs, pre-service teachers are not provided with any opportunities to engage with technology in meaningful ways.

How a Blind Student Who Felt Locked Out of STEM Classes Challenged—and Changed—Her University

Edsurge

The agreement also calls for the university to perform an accessibility audit of its technology, hire or designate an official to coordinate access issues, and create a grievance process for “vision-related disability issues” for times when students feel an accommodation is not effective. Tim Ferebee, acting assistive technology coordinator at Northern Virginia Community College, says that he sees the same problem on his campus with math and science courseware.

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What Happened to Google's Effort to Scan Millions of University Library Books?

Edsurge

And print-disabled users can use assistive technologies to read scanned books that might otherwise be difficult if not impossible to find in accessible formats. And while Google vastly improved its scanning technology as the project went along, it wasn’t ultimately able to resolve a persistent cultural challenge: how to balance copyright and fair use and keep everybody—authors, publishers, scholars, librarians—satisfied.

Georgia program for children with disabilities: ‘Separate and unequal’ education?

The Hechinger Report

They are often placed in separate classrooms within public schools and spend large numbers of hours on computers using technology that is not aligned with their specific needs. Ironically, many families also said that the very technologies designed to help students with disabilities — known as assistive technology — are seldom part of a GNETS education. Developed by a company now called Edgenuity , the platform is available for all K-12 subjects. “It