Free access to assistive technology products

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If you or your students are suddenly at home with no access to your AT software, Freedom Scientific has you covered. Please contact your local distributor if you need assistance connecting to school or work from home.

6 Cases of Interactive Digital Whiteboards as an Assistive Technology in Special Education

ViewSonic Education

Quick Take: Learn about assistive technology in special education. Assistive technology in special education can bring much-needed help to teachers who have students with disabilities or providing special education services. Customize and tailored assistive technology.

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5 Pieces Of Assistive Technology Which Can Help Pupils With Special Educational Needs.

EdTech4Beginners

Technology certainly has pros and cons. However, assistive technology (technology designed to support people with special educational needs and disabilities – SEND) has had many positive impacts which have been life-changing for some.

Using Assistive Technology for Your Struggling Readers

edWeb.net

Assistive technology, especially audiobooks, provide both multisensory reading and writing experiences and enhance word recognition. Assistive technology is a means to bridge the gap for students who have a print disability and have not yet mastered reading independently on grade level.

A Helping Hand: Assistive Technology Tools for Writing

Ask a Tech Teacher

How do students with cryptomnesia benefit from this software? The Define feature is actually dictionary software. Ghotit : This software was developed in order to improve reading and writing skills in students with dyslexia and dysgraphia.

15 Assistive Technology Tools & Resources For Students With Disabilities

TeachThought - Learn better.

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.

Book Review: The Ultimate Guide to Assistive Technology in Special Education

SpeechTechie

I have generally felt that books about technology are bound to be as up to date and relevant as a newscast about that breeze you just felt, but I was really pleasantly surprised at the currency of information in this volume, published in March 2011.

Getting Started with Google Voice Typing

Nick's Picks for Educational Technology

Text-to-Speech That Actually Works I remember trying voice-to-text software in the late 1990s. Thankfully, voice-to-text software has come a long way since then. The post Getting Started with Google Voice Typing appeared first on Nick's Picks For Educational 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.

Find the right tool for the right task

SpeechTechie

I showed him an old standby, Sheppard Software , a website built in Flash so it must be used on a laptop or chromebook. assistive technology curriculum connections executive function geography sentence formulation social studies visual teaching

Technology, data help Missouri district provide ‘engaging, relevant, personal’ education

FETC Converge

By Jennifer Herseim, Special Ed Connection® Springfield Public Schools uses adaptive diagnostic tools and special education software to analyze data in a meaningful way for staff and students. Phyllis Wolfram, executive director of special programs, shares the technology that’s making it possible. More… Uncategorized assistive technology children with disabilities data collection K-12 tech tools for administrators

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month

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provide assistive technology (such as a calculator, text-to-speech tools, and electronic dictionaries). Software. BrowsAloud software adds speech, reading, and translation facility to websites for people with not only dyslexia but other mild visual impairments. Software.

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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Twitter Enhances Accessibility with Alt Text for Images

ProfHacker

Alternative text works with assistive technologies like screen readers , where a description of the image is read out loud by the screen reader. Software a11y accessibility alt text Twitter

Fostering independence in students with visual impairments

eSchool News

Technological innovation provides students with visual impairments new tools to support independent living. It is important for educators working with students with visual impairments to explore how new developments in software and devices can support the acquisition of critical skills.

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

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.

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.

FETC 2019: Day One

eSchool News

The Expo floor did not open until 4:30 pm on Monday, but educators and administrators were able to choose from 100 workshops, Apple and Microsoft concurrent sessions, and an all-day Blueprint for Technology in Education Summit. Assistive Technology.

VR Gives Students New Ways to Learn

EdTech Magazine

It’s a trend Kristen Powell, an assistive technology trainer and consultant with the education agency Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) in Pennsylvania, noticed a couple of years ago at schools served by the regional education agency. Teachers used VR headsets and software to make lessons more engaging and realistic in subjects such as science and history.

VR Gives Students New Ways to Learn

EdTech Magazine

It’s a trend Kristen Powell, an assistive technology trainer and consultant with the education agency Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) in Pennsylvania, noticed a couple of years ago at schools served by the regional education agency. Teachers used VR headsets and software to make lessons more engaging and realistic in subjects such as science and history.

VR Gives Students New Ways to Learn

EdTech Magazine

It’s a trend Kristen Powell, an assistive technology trainer and consultant with the education agency Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) in Pennsylvania, noticed a couple of years ago at schools served by the regional education agency.

VR Gives Students New Ways to Learn

EdTech Magazine

It’s a trend Kristen Powell, an assistive technology trainer and consultant with the education agency Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) in Pennsylvania, noticed a couple of years ago at schools served by the regional education agency.

VR Gives Students New Ways to Learn

EdTech Magazine

It’s a trend Kristen Powell, an assistive technology trainer and consultant with the education agency Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) in Pennsylvania, noticed a couple of years ago at schools served by the regional education agency. Teachers used VR headsets and software to make lessons more engaging and realistic in subjects such as science and history.

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

Cycles of Learning

Click here for an example of a MakeyMakey based Assistive Technology project I implemented in my classroom last school year. #2: ​​ Chemistry maker Science Camp STEM Technology

8 Characteristics of a Successful K-12 Technology Department

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Here’s what he came up with: Handling the technology needs of a public school system can be a daunting task at times. Online testing, BYOD, 1:1 computing, and assistive technology are only a handful of the variety of technical challenges that flow through the department every day.

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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Assessments Become More Accessible With Speech Synthesis—and an Almost Human Voice

Edsurge

These are exciting times in the world of assistive learning technology. Recent advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are behind next-generation improvements in a range of software tools for students with sensory or learning disabilities. Speech synthesis in particular is benefiting from deep learning technologies, which are used to generate speech that sounds like a human voice. How are you implementing text-to-speech technology at ETS?

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

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* 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.).

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.

How Automated Speech Recognition Could Change Studying Forever

Edsurge

The real issue is that the teaching and learning process in class is not engaging students via technology that is an integral part of their lives. “My The classroom, where the actual learning takes place, was surprisingly void of impactful technologies.

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Technology Removes Obstructed Writers’ Barriers to Learning

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I have dictated every word I have ever written, either to a scribe, or to dictation software. As with so many things, to a certain extent it should be a case of ‘technology to the rescue’! Voice recognition software is designed to eliminate the need for text input by typing.

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.

Technology Tools That Can Help Dyslexic Students

MindShift

TECHNOLOGY HELPS—BUT ONLY IF IT CAN BE USED. That’s why advances in technology have been invaluable to students who read and write slowly. But to fully maximize how technology can help students with learning differences, educators’ expectations may need to be shifted.

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.