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.

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. As a technology lover who is blind, Luis F.

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How to make resources more accessible for struggling readers

Ditch That Textbook

We, as teachers, know exactly what our students need much better than a textbook company hundreds or thousands of miles away. Ed Tech accessible text assistive technology disabilities edtech educational technology struggling readers

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. Marketplace K-12 Accessibility assistive technology disabilities edtech ISTE special education

Disruptive technologies in Education industry

EdSense

Globalization and Technology advances over the last decade have significantly altered the landscape of the education sector. Across the globe, some key disruptive technology trends which are impacting education are: Artificial Intelligence. Assistive Technology.

Innovative Communication Techniques for Individuals with Autism

edWeb.net

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.

How Tablet Games Can Teach Skills to Students with Visual Impairments

Edsurge

Schultz has taken a career in building special needs software and games for people who are blind or have low vision into ObjectiveEd, a new endeavor at a time when investor interest in educational tools and investor interest in assistive technology are apparently on the rise.

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.

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Scholarship Opportunity for Fully Accredited Online Courses

Teacher Reboot Camp

One of the many reasons I enjoy working with the team at Edtechnology Specialists is that the company believes in giving back. The courses are taught by education technology thought leaders and many are certified trainers, authors, teachers, and innovators.

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Scholarship Opportunity for Fully Accredited Online Courses

Teacher Reboot Camp

One of the many reasons I enjoy working with the team at Edtechnology Specialists is that the company believes in giving back. The courses are taught by education technology thought leaders and many are certified trainers, authors, teachers, and innovators.

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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.

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Going Paperless Benefits Teachers, Students—and the Bottom Line

Edsurge

And as technology improves, so do the benefits for teachers, schools and, most importantly, students. My company created just such a tool; Kami lets students and teachers save edited documents in the cloud in just a few seconds.

Building an Effective EdTech Strategy - Bring together workload, collaboration, and education

ViewSonic Education

The strategy laid out the government’s expectations of a closer relationship between schools and the EdTech companies who supply them. Collaboration underpins the most successful technology companies. Technology can have a significant impact for all children.

Thinking differently about dyslexia in the classroom: Part 1

Neo LMS

Assistive technologies abound to help younger students to master reading, and older students with note taking and organising their thoughts. Many successful thinkers, inventors and revolutionaries have dyslexia*.

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.

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Renaissance and Learning A-Z Partner to Promote Literacy

techlearning

Renaissance ® announces Learning A-Z, a literacy-focused pre-K–6 educational provider of technology-enabled learning resources, as its latest Renaissance Growth Alliance™ partner. The companies are working together to provide personalized reading instruction.

Change the Game: Using Minecraft to Teach Students with Autism

Edsurge

I find it baffling that in 2019 I still have to explain why it’s important to play with students, especially when Fortune 500 companies are gamifying their workplace and their customer outreach, profitable gamer-culture on YouTube is on the rise and colleges have eSports teams. Minecraft, Autism and 21st Century Learning I was unaware of this early on, but eventually discovered that I wasn’t the only one who found Minecraft useful as an assistive technology for people with autism.

Salesforce Donates $8.5M to Computer Science Education

Edsurge

The San Francisco-based software company will continue a four-year partnership with San Francisco Unified School District. Funding in both districts will go toward hiring math and computer science middle school staff, buying assistive technology for special education students and supporting college and career programs. Through the program, local companies like Salesforce and Dropbox “adopt” a school and employees volunteer their time in classrooms.

Marc Benioff Wants to Make Bay Area Schools ‘Best in Country’

Edsurge

million goes to San Francisco Unified School District and Oakland Unified School District to fund principals’ innovative ideas, hiring computer science and math teachers, developing college and career guidance and buying assistive technology for special education. Lee kicked off the program, sharing the vision for schools working with Bay Area companies like Salesforce. Education Technology Enterprises Edtech Business

5 Tech Resources for the Blind or Visually Impaired

The Innovative Educator

Fortunately, there are low-to-no-cost technologies that provide support to the visually impaired and blind population. Fi ve technologies to support the visually impaired and legally blind. You can request assistance at any time of the day, from anywhere, and it will always be free.

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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SETDA partners with 9 hot ed-tech startups

eSchool News

The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA), which represents U.S. state and territorial educational technology leaders, recently announced its third annual cohort of Emerging Private Sector Partners. Startups focus on serving K-12 educational needs.

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.

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.

An Inside Look at the Edtech Purchasing Process

edWeb.net

How do you approach purchasing education technology tools? At every step, they involve the developers so the companies understand Broward’s expectations and why the team made its final decision. If companies make smartphones that a two-year old can use, why are developers making edtech so complicated? Dr. Ayanna Howard is Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Zyrobotics, an educational technology company, and the Linda J.

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. Developed by a company now called Edgenuity , the platform is available for all K-12 subjects. “It

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

techlearning

ADVANCED & MEASURED PROGRESS ( www.advanc-ed.org ) & ( www.measuredprogress.org ) Measured Progress and AdvancED will join forces to form a unique and far-reaching nonprofit educational company focused on data-driven tools for school improvement. has joined the ENA family of companies.

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