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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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.

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

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.

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).

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

Creating an Accessibility-Friendly Environment

Educational Technology Guy

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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.

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.

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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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.”

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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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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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

Teacher Resources - education and edtech - all free

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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.

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.

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.

A Few of Our Favorite ISTE-ish Things!

EdTechTeam

If you haven't perused the #notatiste17 Google Plus Community yet-- do! Susan Stewart Primarily Google: What Can Little Learners Create in the Google Suite? Jess Loucks Google Photos For The Win!

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. Ben Sondgeroth is Regional Education Technology Coordinator for the state of Illinois. Ben Sondgeroth, Regional Education Technology Coordinator for the state of Illinois.

Libraries Ready to Code Beta Collection Release

NeverEndingSearch

Among the resources, you will find: Middle school library and technology staff working with local nonprofits to identify needs of local businesses and nonprofits and enabling young library users to fill those needs through applied coding projects. technology

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. Within Google Docs EasyPeasy.

Tips & Tools to Enhance Collaboration Between Tech & Curriculum

techlearning

District and school leaders talk about the need to bridge the gap between curriculum and educational technology, but often fall short of succeeding. The same is true when considering curriculum initiatives; technology is left out of the discussion.

Teamwork (and an Interactive Projector), Makes the Dream Work

techlearning

Beth Heile, Speech-Language Pathologist and Assistive Technology Specialist for North Shore School District 112 of IL, uses interactive displays to keep the classroom truly inclusive.