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. Renzulli Learning System Personalizes on 4 dimensions: Academic strengths Interests Preferred learning styles Preferred expressive styles Renzuli contains a catalog of 40,000 curated learning resources and assignments are automatically differentiated to each student''s profile. assistive technology special education specialed sxswedu

Can audiobooks be the great equalizer for students with learning differences?

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Since her district expanded access to grade-level text by providing human-read audiobook technology, Nappi’s students’ reading skills and confidence have improved dramatically. “We The power of technology. Low reading ability is a major contributor to learning inequality in our schools.

Mobile Tech Resources for People with Aphasia

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I wanted to share my handout here for anyone who would benefit from it- it may also give you ideas for functional uses of the operating system and simple apps for clients with other struggles. apps assistive technologyJune is Aphasia Awareness Month!

Innovative Communication Techniques for Individuals with Autism

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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.

iPad Essentials: Speak Screen and Speech Options in iOS 8

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Many people are not aware of the many assistive technology (and engagement-enhancing) features that are built into the brain of the iPad--iOS, its operating system. assistive technology auditory comprehension ipad essentials literacy

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Add Custom Keyboards to your iPad in iOS 8

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iOS 8, among other enhancements, brought the ability to add 3rd party keyboards to the operating system. assistive technology ipad essentials

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Annotating Photos in iOS 10

SpeechTechie

The iPad 2, now a 5 year-old line, cannot be updated to the latest version of the operating system. Not only for features available on the newest operating system, but also because as your operating system falls behind, so will your apps, and you'll soon find yourself not being able to install certain apps as they come out. How to find out what operating system version you are running. How to update your iPad operating system.

What Makes for a Successful Ed Tech Department

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Mike Daugherty, a district Ed Tech Director in Ohio, reflects on the characteristics of a successful ed tech department: 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.

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Thinking differently about dyslexia in the classroom: Part 1

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Obviously, struggling with a formal education system that requires so very much reading and writing creates a certain degree of grit and perseverance in some children. Many successful thinkers, inventors and revolutionaries have dyslexia*.

Alexa goes to uni: how smart speakers found their place in HE

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Among them, are voice assistants that can be used during lectures or that function as personal assistants for students. Here is what virtual assistants in the form of smart speakers can do to ease the sometimes stressful HE experience: Increase student productivity.

How Automated Speech Recognition Could Change Studying Forever

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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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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.

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.).

How Windows 10 Can Support New Classroom Growth

EdTech Magazine

On January 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer support Windows 7, essentially bringing the life of the operating system to an end after a decade. Changing operating systems can be difficult enough without switching providers. How Windows 10 Can Support New Classroom Growth.

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 Speech Recognition Could Change Studying Forever

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

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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

Immersive Reader: A powerful tool to support schoolwide literacy

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Microsoft Accessibility And Assistive Technologies For Education: A Total Economic Impact Analysis. technology

Disruptive technologies in Education industry

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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.

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. In my experience, truly successful technology teams possess the eight key characteristics outlined below. Empathetic – Technology doesn’t always cooperate.

Research to Better Support Your Students with Reading Disabilities

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Research tells us that dyslexia is due to a problem in language rather than in vision, specifically the phonological system, which is used for processing speech sounds. With the current system, students aren’t identified until second or third grade, which is too late.

Going Paperless Benefits Teachers, Students—and the Bottom Line

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The traditional system of printing all our classroom learning materials is both chaotic and inefficient. And as technology improves, so do the benefits for teachers, schools and, most importantly, students.

Is Your School Website ADA Compliant?

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Content generated by our content management system meets these accessibility standards, while all content created by website editors is capable of being compliant.

Improving Accessibility Often Falls to Faculty. Here’s What They Can Do.

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But a common problem prevented that: some faculty have been slow to catch up with technological advances, and many wait until students ask for accomodations rather than having accessible materials from the start. “I That’s especially concerning to her, given assistive technologies alone won’t always help. Eskridge likes to use a free toolkit called Tota11y , which measures how a site performs with assistive technologies.

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

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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.

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

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“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.

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?

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At the meeting, a special education teacher had recommended taking the boy out of Martin Elementary School, in a town 10 miles southwest, and placing him in Georgia’s Network for Educational and Therapeutic Support, or GNETS, a statewide system for children with “emotional and behavioral disorders.”.

Simplify and Summarize Digital Text

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Technology is a tool that can help. Many thanks to Sheri Lenzo , assistive technology expert, for teaching me all of this and much more. cool tool digital text edtech education free technology reading technology udl universal design for learning

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3 Steps to a More Accessible Classroom

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Can the content be interpreted by assistive technologies? According to the Assistive Technology Industry Association , "[a]ssistive technology (AT) is any item, piece of equipment, software program, or product system that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of persons with disabilities." "Turn on the subtitles, Ms. Olague!"

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An Inside Look at the Edtech Purchasing Process

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How do you approach purchasing education technology tools? We encourage folks to still look at the data but kind of flip the look so you’re not criticizing students but [asking] how is our system and where is our system failing to set up students for success.”. Dr. Ayanna Howard is Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Zyrobotics, an educational technology company, and the Linda J. Smith professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Could Amazon deliver your next prescription?

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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.

Technology Removes Obstructed Writers’ Barriers to Learning

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If these students continue to be restricted when it comes to expressing their thoughts, their full potential will not be realised and the chances are they will become increasingly frustrated and drop out of the education system as early as possible.

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.

Annual Invent It challenge launches, focusing on solving health problems

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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.

Salesforce Donates $8.5M to Computer Science Education

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Funding in both districts will go toward hiring math and computer science middle school staff, buying assistive technology for special education students and supporting college and career programs. Technology’s influence in Bay Area (and beyond) economy, culture and communities is significant, and schools, too, are becoming an important investment for area tech companies. Education Technology Enterprises Edtech BusinessSalesforce on Thursday announced a donation of $8.5

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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The software takes advantage of Casio’s Natural Display technology for input and output of mathematical expressions. CLASSCRAFT ENGAGEMENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND QUESTS MARKETPLACE FOR PERSONALIZED LEARNING ( www.classcraft.com/?utm_source=techlearning.com&utm_medium=referral

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

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Special education is a notoriously weak point in the nation’s education system, despite the fact that 6.6 The two scenarios are so common they have created a crisis for the millions of special education children the American education system serves. “We’re

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

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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.