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 -. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

How to make resources more accessible for struggling readers

Ditch That Textbook

For me, that often came in the form of Google Docs with information my students were responsible for and a website for pointing students [.]. Ed Tech accessible text assistive technology disabilities edtech educational technology struggling readers

Read and Write for Google

SpeechTechie

Many school districts and professionals are now using Google Apps for Education- a suite of tools with amazing features for all students. TextHelp has created Read and Write for Google , a terrific add-on to Google Apps that can be used in the Google Chrome browser on a computer (i.e.

Voice Typing in Google Docs

SpeechTechie

A key strategy within assistive technology is using what one already has. Many of you "already have" access to Google Docs, being part of districts who have deployed Google Apps for Education. assistive technology executive function writing

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Organize yourself (and maybe others) via Google Keep

SpeechTechie

Historically I have been a little scattered in this process, using a combo of Mac/iOS Notes, Evernote, Google Docs and, well, actual paper notes. Starting the year fresh, I am trying out Google Keep, and so far am loving it. Like other Google items, you can share and collaborate a note.

Google on Apple: Search is Language

SpeechTechie

Google is pretty much synonymous with search. Though in the earlier days of the web, people went different places like Lycos, Yahoo, and Altavista, it''s second nature for most of us to turn to Google nowadays when we have a question or need a resource.

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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.

Tech-ing up Communication Books

SpeechTechie

In my consultation work with groups and at a few schools, I have been working with teachers to explore more and varied uses of simple tools like Google Docs, which it seems would address the above problems. apps assistive technology consultation curriculum connections description

newsela

SpeechTechie

presenting this material digitally will add a level of engagement; newsela integrates nicely with Google Classroom. apps assistive technology context discourse graphic organizers language arts literacy narrative reading comprehension social pragmatics text structure vocabulary

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More on mapping expository texts through tech, Part 3

SpeechTechie

Inspiration in all its versions is particularly appropriate for upper elementary through adult learners, and is often recommended as an Assistive Technology (AT) tool. a word processor such as Pages, Word, or Google Docs).

What does an image lead to.?

SpeechTechie

The Web Search, which allows you to add photos to a thematic, contextual collage very quickly and in a co-creative process with students, lost its connection to Google (Web Search allows you to search for photos and add them from the app).

Google Apps and Chromebooks for Special Education and Special Needs

Educational Technology Guy

Chromebooks and Google Apps are excellent assistive technology (AT) that help students with special needs access curriculum and information. Google Apps and Extensions in the Chrome Web Store provide many supports to students with learning challenges.

Visuals and Movement are Key to Science-based Language

SpeechTechie

I'd recommend a quick Google search to see if there is a video that would visualize a concept, rather than searching the site. assistive technology association context curriculum connections discourse HS MS narrative text structure videos visual teaching

Paper>Digital Paper>Annotated Paper

SpeechTechie

You can then share the completed work to Google Drive or other locations. 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.

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Read and Write for iPad

SpeechTechie

As with Read and Write for Google, the keyboard will be usable for all its features for 30 days; after that you will need to have signed up for a teacher account or purchased the features for students. assistive technology auditory comprehension reading comprehension UDL

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Create Narrated Slide or Video Shows with Videolicious

SpeechTechie

b) If you saved images from Google Images, they were likely copyrighted. articulation assistive technology auditory comprehension context curriculum connections digital storytelling discourse graphic organizers story grammar text structure videos

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Free Webinar: Options for eText: Facilitating Access and Comprehension Through Electronic Text

SpeechTechie

These include: iOS and Mac built-in accessibility features, Read and Write for Google and iPad, eText Platforms such as EPIC! This webinar will be especially relevant for general and special education teachers, related service providers (SLP, OT), technology specialists, and administrators. assistive technology professional development reading comprehension UDL

Travels, Design and Gestures

SpeechTechie

But to share an idea for today, I recently wrapped up a series of posts on Google-based apps for iOS. 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.

ASHA 2013 Update- from a Techie Point of View!

SpeechTechie

Many visitors to the booth reported that the site is definitely something they have been looking for- a "Google for therapy apps." 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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Top Tech Tools for Kids Who Struggle to Read and Write

The CoolCatTeacher

They support single sign-on with Google and Clever. So Brian, when someone is struggling, and you’re trying to use technology… Let’s talk about some of your favorite tools. Tool #1: Read and Write for Google Docs. Things like Read and Write for Google Docs.

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Creating an Accessibility-Friendly Environment

Educational Technology Guy

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My 10 Favorite Google Tips of the 100 Shared by @EdReach

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

Edreach''s recent Google Educast #100 celebrated 100 Google Tips (very clever :D). Check out the amazing full interactive list of 100 Google Tips here. Google Support (Look at how the population of Hawaii, recorded only since 1950, has changed) 3.

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

Edsurge

That’s what Google dreamed of doing when it embarked on its ambitious book-digitizing project in 2002. A settlement that would have created a Book Rights Registry and made it possible to access the Google Books corpus through public-library terminals ultimately died, rejected by a federal judge in 2011. The author, a programmer named James Somer, put it like this: “Somewhere at Google there is a database containing 25 million books and nobody is allowed to read them.”

How to Leverage Mainstream Technology to Boost Special Education

EdTech Magazine

How to Leverage Mainstream Technology to Boost Special Education. Assistive technology may be the best option. You may think of assistive technology as this niche thing … but inclusive is the hot topic right now,” said Bugaj. “If

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month

Ask a Tech Teacher

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.

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.

Scholarship Opportunity for Fully Accredited Online Courses

Teacher Reboot Camp

The courses are taught by education technology thought leaders and many are certified trainers, authors, teachers, and innovators. Each course has a Google Community where participants share and offer feedback.

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Scholarship Opportunity for Fully Accredited Online Courses

Teacher Reboot Camp

The courses are taught by education technology thought leaders and many are certified trainers, authors, teachers, and innovators. Each course has a Google Community where participants share and offer feedback.

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Making Print Documents & Posters Accessible

The Innovative Educator

Making Print Documents Accessible People who need assistive technology to read materials--whether because of a disability or because of their needs for translation--have to have digital versions to use with their assistive technology.

Text to Speech and Speech to Text

Hansen's Link to Tech

i Speech or Select and Speak (Google Chrome Extension) What it is : Select and Speak uses iSpeech''s human sounding text to speech to let you select text from almost any website and make it talk. The app can save to Google Drive, Dropbox, you computer, or email.

Cleanup the Page & Dictate

Hansen's Link to Tech

Assistive Tech Chromebook Google Apps for Education Google Chrome Internet As schools continue to progress to 1:1 we as educators need to provide meaningful edtech tools to all learners.

5 Meaningful Ways to Leverage the "MakeyMakey" in Your Teaching

techlearning

* Click here if your are not familiar with the MakeyMakey Rather than simply developing video game controllers, empower your students to use the MakeyMakey to create Assistive Technology for individuals with various physical disabilities (Quadriplegia, Cerebral Palsy, etc.).

i Speech Select and Speak Extension

Hansen's Link to Tech

Select and Speak Google Chrome extension by i Speech is really good for assisted technology for anyone who needs text on the web read to them. Students can use it to read text within a Google Drive App (Docs, Sheets, Presentation). Google Apps for Education Google Chrome

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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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.