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.

Think "Out of the Box" Assistive Technology #SXSWedu

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Microsoft has been working with Kinect technology and autistic students. Technology removes barriers and helps them interact with the world. There is differentiation from the level of meeting learning deficits to personalizing based on student interest. assistive technology special education specialed sxswedu Notes from SXSWedu 2012 panel discussion/concurrent session.

Meeting the Tech Needs of Disabled Students

EdTech Magazine

Hayes Schools find there is no one-size-fits-all approach to assistive technology. By Heather B. Access Points Classroom Cloud Mobile Apps Mobility Networking

Voice Typing in Google Docs

SpeechTechie

A key strategy within assistive technology is using what one already has. We can benefit greatly from this suite of tools, as can our students who struggle to organize materials, hand in assignments, and generally meet the productivity requirements of the classroom.

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Visuals and Movement are Key to Science-based Language

SpeechTechie

I meet with a middle school student weekly for language therapy, working on narrative and expository language comprehension, vocabulary, and reading comprehension (via Visualizing and Verbalizing® and other techniques). This website is 7 years old this month! Wow, another blog-iversary!

Travels, Design and Gestures

SpeechTechie

I traveled to the Illinois Speech-Language Hearing Association convention in Chicago last week, which was a great experience (nice meeting Jenna Rayburn !), apps assistive technology consultation curriculum connections executive function iOS planning schema sequencing weather

5 Ways EdTech Helps Students with Special Needs in the Classroom

ViewSonic Education

Special ed teachers rely on assistive learning devices to address the needs of student challenges. Referred to as assistive technology (AT), these devices are often decidedly low tech. Pencil grips, adapted paper and spelling aids all assist with writing.

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

ViewSonic Education

Collaboration underpins the most successful technology companies. The lessons that ViewSonic learns from supplying technology to the corporate sector, and to education sectors across the world, are applied to what we do in the UK.

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. See the different options to choose the one that meets your district’s requirements.

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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. See the different options to choose the one that meets your district’s requirements.

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EdTech that transforms access for physically disabled students

Neo LMS

Undoubtedly eye-gaze technology has created the greatest advance in access for people with serious immobility such as those suffering paralysis or ALS. In fact eye-gaze technology is now being preferred even by students with limited mobility due to its increasing accuracy and ease-of-use.

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.

Lesson learned? Massive study finds lectures still dominate STEM education

Leadership Lounge

Being tech-literate was no longer sufficient: students needed to be tech-creative , able to mold technology to their needs and those of the global economy. Lesson learned? Massive study finds lectures still dominate STEM education.

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Is Your School Website ADA Compliant?

Gaggle Speaks

Content generated by our content management system meets these accessibility standards, while all content created by website editors is capable of being compliant. We’re committed to helping schools and districts meet the needs of all of their website visitors.

How to create accessible e-learning design

Neo LMS

Many visually-impaired people use screen readers or other forms of assistive technology to navigate web pages, and heading tags are easier to interpret by such technology. In a recent post I touched upon the subject of designing for accessibility in e-learning.

Learning technology once reserved for special needs students is now in everyone’s hands. Can teachers figure out how best to use it?

The Hechinger Report

“A lot of people worry that technology will take the place of the teacher, but I think it’s exactly the opposite,” said math teacher Kaswell. Kaswell’s class is known as the STEAM lab, for science, technology, engineering, arts and math.

Libraries Ready to Code Beta Collection Release

NeverEndingSearch

They workshopped their experiences in formal weekly meetings and as an online community, cheering and critiquing each other’s work. technologyI was excited to attend the release party for the beta version of ALA’s Ready to Code Collection at Annual a few weeks back.

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

The Hechinger Report

ATLANTA — Brent Agnew remembers feeling a sense of relief when he left the meeting called to discuss his 6-year-old son Caleb’s anxiety attacks. One parent at a public meeting said that a police officer had told her that her son “would get better services in jail” than at her local school.

LRP launches Special Ed Tech eNewsletter!

FETC Converge

Schools are incorporating new technology into classrooms at breakneck speed. You can now turn to LRP’s Special Ed Tech eNewsletter to help you find ways to raise achievement for students with disabilities using emerging and assistive technologies. The stories and features in each monthly issue are devoted to a wide range of technology topics as they apply to special education.

Could Amazon deliver your next prescription?

The Christensen Institute

It can do this by hitching a ride with another disruptive technology that is already reaching previously neglected populations with convenient access to care. Telemedicine (the use of telecommunications technology to evaluate, diagnose and/or treat patients in remote locations) holds promise for Amazon as an entrypoint into the pharmacy market, and as a vehicle to carry the company upmarket. This piece was originally published in The Health Care Blog.

Change the Game: Using Minecraft to Teach Students with Autism

Edsurge

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. If designs are complex, they require planning and critical thinking to solve such challenges as determining what material will meet our aesthetic or how we can adapt to the natural environment around us.

3 Steps to a More Accessible Classroom

Graphite Blog

Evaluating Accessibility The next time you introduce a new digital learning tool, consider these three key questions to help ensure you're meeting all your students' needs. Can the content be interpreted by assistive technologies? To determine whether a digital learning tool works with various assistive technologies, many operating systems have built-in AT features under “Settings.” "Turn on the subtitles, Ms. Olague!"

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

Leadership Lounge

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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Tips & Tools to Enhance Collaboration Between Tech & Curriculum

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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.

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Technology Removes Obstructed Writers’ Barriers to Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

Unlike most, my learning needs are clearly labelled; when I arrive at a college event or meeting my specific needs are immediately understood. As with so many things, to a certain extent it should be a case of ‘technology to the rescue’!

Annual Invent It challenge launches, focusing on solving health problems

eSchool News

Specifically, the challenge encourages them to tackle issues such as nutrition, the importance of sleep, preventing the spread of disease, street safety, screen time, assistive technologies, mental and emotional health, sports safety, healthy air and water and elder health.

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. At a recent faculty meeting at Wichita State turned, tensions rose as administrators announced their plans to improve the accessibility of course materials on the campus.

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Low academic expectations and poor support for special education students is ‘hurting their future’

The Hechinger Report

During his sophomore year, Nelson and his parents hired an advocate who began attending meetings with them. I understand getting assistance and things explained to me differently, but why weren’t we doing the same stuff?”. “I’m

Building Teamwork and Perseverance in Early Elementary Students with Breakouts

MindShift

As a technology integrationist for Batavia Public Schools, a district outside Chicago, Sutherland was excited to give the strategy a try. It’s very hard to not prompt the students and support them through,” said Jennifer Duffy, another technology integrationist for the district.

Amazon, Federation of the Blind Reach Agreement on Accessibility

Marketplace K-12

” It added that representatives from Amazon and the Baltimore-based federation will meet on an ongoing basis “to review progress and exchange ideas and feedback.”. For his part, Riccobono said NFB and Amazon “have sought a productive collaboration to improve accessibility, and we now look forward to working together closely to improve the technologies that will make digital reading experiences better for all customers.”

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

The Hechinger Report

Most educators agree the Common Core standards are rigorous enough that students who meet these guidelines will be adequately prepared to pursue a career or a college degree after they graduate from the public school system. This includes assistive technology devices.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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Serving at least 28 million students in more than 40,000 schools in every state and in more than 70 nations, the new organization represents a meeting of the minds and of complementary areas of skill and experience. Software & Online 3DBEAR AR INNOVATOR PROGRAM ( 3dbear.io/product/

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Week of January 9, 2011 - Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Steve Hargadon interviews Ira David Socol on education, reform, technology, and more. His areas of interest are learning, ICT, video and Assistive Technology. You will learn that grace is God''s love in action and it is "the face that love wears when it meets imperfection, weakness, failure, sin. Grace is what love does and is when it meets the sinful and undeserving."

Week of November 29, 2010 - Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

They will highlight the use of digital text and other assistive technologies. Attend this Webinar to learn about basic considerations when allowing mobile technologies on campus and to explore apps that will help you be a more productive administrator and that teachers can use to support student learning. You will learn that grace is God''s love in action and it is "the face that love wears when it meets imperfection, weakness, failure, sin.