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 -. accessibility assistive technology google accessibility

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.

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Google Accessibility Tools to Reach ALL Learners – SULS049

Shake Up Learning

In any Google Doc, use the keyboard shortcut, Control + Shift + 8 (Command + Shift + 8 on a Mac), to add a bullet to your document. It works very similarly to the apps and extensions mentioned above, but it allows you to talk your work directly into your document.

Making Print Documents & Posters Accessible

The Innovative Educator

There are times when innovative educators use print documents such as when displaying posters, student work, or infographics on a wall or bulletin board. Include a link to this document, or the website where it is hosted, on the printout you provide.

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.

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

SpeechTechie

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.

Tech-ing up Communication Books

SpeechTechie

Via an in-person discussion, this idea could easily be floated to parents and a document created and shared on the spot for training (maybe make a new doc every month so they don't get too long). apps assistive technology consultation curriculum connections description

Read and Write for iPad

SpeechTechie

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!

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Travels, Design and Gestures

SpeechTechie

In addition to providing access on iOS devices to Google''s terrific tools for Search, Calendar, Mail, Documents and Maps, this series was partially about app design. apps assistive technology consultation curriculum connections executive function iOS planning schema sequencing weather

ASHA 2013 Update- from a Techie Point of View!

SpeechTechie

Giving credit where credit is due ( especially since this is something I whined about two years ago ), ASHA has made good steps in helpful infusion of technology into the Convention. ASHA 2013 in Chicago is in the books. It was great traveling to one of my favorite cities for this event.

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October is Dyslexia Awareness Month

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provide assistive technology (such as a calculator, text-to-speech tools, and electronic dictionaries). HumanWare offers assistive technology for people who are blind or have low vision. More on visual needs: Technology Removes Obstructed Writers’ Barriers to Learning.

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. Model technology use. Inclusion is an important topic of discussion within special education.

Secrets of Accessible Online Content You Need to Know

The CoolCatTeacher

My research assistant, Dr. Lisa Durff, found a presentation on this topic “ Creating an Accessible Campus Culture ” presented by Bevin Rainwater at Blackboard World 2018. We had the accessibility subcommittee formed to address technology accessibility concerns on campus.

GradeCam Introduces Ability to Read and Score Handwritten Letters

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GradeCam has introduced a new answer format powered by Aita, its proprietary Artificial Intelligence Teaching Assistant technology, that can read and score handwritten letters and words up to twenty characters in length.

Creating an Accessibility-Friendly Environment

Educational Technology Guy

This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. Accessibility is an important topic in education and encompasses the classroom space, digital tools and resources and much more.

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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Going Paperless Benefits Teachers, Students—and the Bottom Line

Edsurge

Remember the many hours you used to spend preparing and printing documents each week, only to watch them make their way from students’ desks to the floor, the trash bin or the bottom of their backpacks? It’s easier for everyone to keep track of documents.

Join Us for Digital Differentiation with Google Docs 2020

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Technology can be used to support personalized learning needs, put data to use, and power-up classrooms to support flexible learning paths for growth and success.

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. Students can use Chrome as a voice recognition app and type long documents and essays without touching the keyboard.

How Windows 10 Can Support New Classroom Growth

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With Windows 10, Microsoft provides a range of technologies to help educators find the right experience for their students. . Windows 10 devices can be equipped with a wide variety of assistive technology as well. How Windows 10 Can Support New Classroom Growth.

How to create accessible e-learning design

Neo LMS

For example, if you create a simple Google Document, don’t just bold and increase the font-size for the title and subtitles, but use the settings in the upper ribbon instead. In a recent post I touched upon the subject of designing for accessibility in e-learning.

Immersive Reader: A powerful tool to support schoolwide literacy

NeverEndingSearch

As a part of Microsoft’s suite of Learning Tools, Immersive Reader offers readers the ability to : translate over 60 languages for either individual word or by document read text aloud with simultaneous highlighting in a choice of two voices to support decoding, comprehension, focus, and attention.

3 Ways to Motivate and add Narrative Complexity to Writing through Emoji

SpeechTechie

This is one example of how features previously only available as "assistive technology" have turned out to be incorporated in operating systems to benefit everyone. You can search and copy any symbol into a word processing, presentation or other document.

Top 10 K–12 Educational Technology Trends

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3 Wearable Technology —Wearable technology is an up-and-coming trend in edtech. Wearable technology covers a wide range of items—from assistive technology for students with disabilities to devices to encourage motivation and participation.

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Technology Removes Obstructed Writers’ Barriers to Learning

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In the afternoon they might be given a math or science assignment where they have to document the results. As with so many things, to a certain extent it should be a case of ‘technology to the rescue’! 11 Resources to Blend Technology and Special Needs.

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.

Expert Roundtable: Dispelling the Myths and Misunderstandings About Dyslexia

Reading By Example

Rachel Berger is the Executive Director of Decoding Dyslexia Minnesota and also works with Microsoft as a dyslexia and learning disability community assistive tech consultant. There are so many assistive technology tools to support students with dyslexia.

Change the Game: Using Minecraft to Teach Students with Autism

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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. Originally I had students do video walkthroughs to document and explain their work, but now I use speech-to-text apps to copy their ideas into writing for the built-in portfolio.

ESSA Plans: How Are States Improving Technology in the Classroom?

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Here at the Center for Digital Education, many IT vendors have expressed interest in understanding the prospective technology procurement activities summarized in the recently published ESSA plans. They include discussions of self-selected accountability measures, state-specific education standards and prospective plans for information technology procurement. Technology Trends. In analyzing these plans we found three noteworthy technology-related trends.

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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. Related: Learning technology once reserved for special needs students is now in everyone’s hands.

Voice Dream

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Also, there are over 36 VoiceOvers in all languages as well as listening to all kinds of documents (i.e. AssistiveTek “This is a fantastic product and one of the best, if not the best, in the Text to Speech category of assistive technology products.” – Disabled World “Voice Dream provides excellent control over both the written and spoken versions of the text. Voice Dream is the best iOS app for text to speech that I have ever seen.

An Inside Look at the Edtech Purchasing Process

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How do you approach purchasing education technology tools? Howard and Noakes: Howard encouraged educators to ask for documented and validated positive learning outcomes with actual kids. She supervises the district’s instructional technology program, instructional and digital materials adoption and distribution process, library media, gifted and talented students, and the district’s global scholars program. Smith professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

9 Stylish and State-of-the-Art School Supplies

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RE-vibe Vibration Reminder Wristband Help your child stay on track with the innovative technology of RE-vibe Vibration Reminder Wristband. It was developed by a school psychologist as an assistive technology for students with ADHD and autism but is a helpful tool for any student.

Text to Speech and Speech to Text

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Voice Recognition (Google Chrome App) What it is : You can use your Google Chrome browser for voice recognition to type documents, emails, and essays without touching the keyboard. Assistive Tech Chromebook Google Apps for Education Google Chrome Google Drive Internet

“It’s unfair” special education students lag behind under Common Core in Kentucky

The Hechinger Report

She and her classroom assistants constantly push themselves to adopt a different mindset, which school leaders say has been key to narrowing the gap. “We This includes assistive technology devices.