Assistive Technology and Accessibility Resources
Educational Technology Guy
MARCH 2, 2016
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 -. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy.
Enhancing education with assistive technology
DECEMBER 22, 2016
Products that help prepare students for life beyond K12 Ray Bendici The ever-increasing pace and variety of technological developments continues to be a challenge for K12 assistive technology products
3 Ways Assistive Technology is Helping Students with Dyslexia
SEPTEMBER 8, 2016
Dyslexia is Less of a Challenge Than it Once was Thanks to These Technological Advances It’s a number that tends to jumps out at you: one in every five students has dyslexia.
15 Assistive Technology Tools & Resources For Students With Disabilities
TeachThought - Learn better.
MAY 19, 2015
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
MARCH 7, 2012
Microsoft has been working with Kinect technology and autistic students. Technology removes barriers and helps them interact with the world. assistive technology special education specialed sxswedu Notes from SXSWedu 2012 panel discussion/concurrent session. Differentiation techniques for sped or GT students work with ALL kids; when you learn methods to use with students who have special learning needs, you learn how to best teach all children.
How to make resources more accessible for struggling readers
Ditch That Textbook
MARCH 28, 2016
Ed Tech accessible text assistive technology disabilities edtech educational technology struggling readersI’m a huge fan of creating custom resources for student learning.
Book Review: The Ultimate Guide to Assistive Technology in Special Education
SEPTEMBER 19, 2011
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.
Assistive Technology with MakeyMakey
Cycles of Learning
JULY 28, 2016
As the video so clearly demonstrates, the MakeyMakey is an engaging piece of technology with incredible potential as a tool for budding inventors. Tom was inspired by MakeyMakey's potential as an assistive technology tool to help empower students with Physical Disabilities.
Tech-ing up Communication Books
DECEMBER 21, 2016
apps assistive technology consultation curriculum connections descriptionI read a helpful post this week on Edutopia- 15 Questions to Replace "How was School Today?" , which I think is a good resource to share with parents.
Read and Write for iPad
JANUARY 23, 2016
The path to getting assistive technology accommodations in the hands of students that need it is not always clear, so it is helpful for as many educators as possible to know about available (and free) tools such as this!
Voice Typing in Google Docs
APRIL 19, 2016
A key strategy within assistive technology is using what one already has. Now, speech-to-text works variably based on how students speak, but they can learn strategies to be more successful with dictation if it can be an assistive tool given their profiles.
Some TED Talks of interest to SLPs and Language Folks
JULY 24, 2014
TED Talks have long been one of my favorite ways to take in some new info- these short (varying from 5-20 min) presentation recordings are created at Technology-Entertainment (the E should be Education for as much as these talks address that area)-Design conferences around the world and feature leading researchers and creative people speaking on important topics. TED Talks are naturally facilitated by technology as they are available on YouTube and the free TED app.
iPad Essentials: Speak Screen and Speech Options in iOS 8
JANUARY 8, 2015
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
Read Works Provides Access to Handy Text Passages
MARCH 12, 2016
assistive technology curriculum connections discourse graphic organizers HS later elementary MS reading comprehension sentence formulation text structureExpository text passages are handy for language intervention. There's a lot you can teach with a passage as a context!
Assistive Technology Course Using Arduino & MakeyMakey: From Design to Delivery
Cycles of Learning
JANUARY 20, 2017
The ability to repurpose everyday objects to interact differently with a keyboard, as well as the ability to program and interact with a myriad of different online modules using physical, tactile objects, opens up a world of possibilities for creating Assistive Technology.
8 Characteristics of a Successful K-12 Technology Department
Ask a Tech Teacher
JULY 6, 2015
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.
Social Play With Amazon Echo Dot
MAY 18, 2017
The Echo Dot ($49.99) accesses Alexa, Amazon's "virtual personal assistant." As usual, the technology can just provide a context to work on communication skills. assistive technology auditory comprehension context interactives social pragmatics social thinking
What does an image lead to.?
AUGUST 9, 2016
This past year I was involved with a productive assistive technology and language consultation regarding a student who LOVED to be in all of his classes.
Create Narrated Slide or Video Shows with Videolicious
JULY 13, 2013
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Make a "BIG" Visual Support
MARCH 14, 2017
A takeaway I always emphasize in my workshops is that we can use technology in simple ways to engage. adults apps articulation assistive technology visual teachingVisual supports are key to our work.
Do We Have a Subscription to.(Part 2)
SEPTEMBER 3, 2015
In the last post, I discussed how the beginning of the school year is a good time to acquaint yourself with any technology resources offered by your school district, as many do not realize the benefits subscription-based services can provide.
Technology Removes Obstructed Writers’ Barriers to Learning
Ask a Tech Teacher
JUNE 10, 2015
As with so many things, to a certain extent it should be a case of ‘technology to the rescue’! However technology’s effectiveness is always subject to the applicability of its design principles to any particular user. 11 Resources to Blend Technology and Special Needs.
Educators Want More Mobile Technologies for Classroom Use, Better PD
AUGUST 23, 2016
The SpedApps project , created by the Research Center for Educational Technology at Kent State University in Ohio, also features a website that reviews apps developed to reach special education students, as well as two apps created by researchers working on the initiative.
Paper>Digital Paper>Annotated Paper
FEBRUARY 9, 2017
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.
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
JANUARY 19, 2017
“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.
More on mapping expository texts through tech, Part 3
NOVEMBER 4, 2016
Inspiration in all its versions is particularly appropriate for upper elementary through adult learners, and is often recommended as an Assistive Technology (AT) tool.
Meeting the Tech Needs of Disabled Students
MARCH 31, 2015
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
Annotating Photos in iOS 10
JANUARY 14, 2017
assistive technology categories context curriculum connections executive function images iOS ipad essentials naming visual teachingAnnotating a photo, or marking it up with text, highlights or shapes has many uses in language, social and executive function therapy. I have previously written about this topic with regard to Skitch. So, Skitch is no more, and though its functions were incorporated in Evernote, getting to them is almost too complicated to talk about here.
Read and Write for Google
FEBRUARY 5, 2015
assistive technology vocabulary writing In honor of the just-concluded ATIA Conference in Florida, which I didn''t make it to this year, I thought I''d feature a helpful tech tool for you as an educator- and one which you might be in the position to recommend for your students.
Year-Round Resources for Autism
APRIL 14, 2016
Photo credit: Jayne Clare Jayne Clare Assistive Technology Autism superheroes and "talking" Bluetooth-enabled stuffed animals are among the resources for helping children on the autism spectrum understand their differences and communicate with others
Book Review- The Practical (and fun) Guide to Assistive Technology in Public Schools: Building or Improving Your District’s AT Team
JUNE 16, 2011
Chris Bugaj and his colleague Sally Norton-Darr have penned an informative (and indeed, fun to read) guide to the role of Assistive Technology (AT) and its practitioners in the school setting. Where to look to learn more about Assistive Technology.
Technology, data help Missouri district provide ‘engaging, relevant, personal’ education
APRIL 13, 2017
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 administratorsBy 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.
Shift to capacity-building AT model to stretch resources further
APRIL 27, 2017
By Jennifer Herseim, Special Ed Connection® Few districts have enough dedicated assistive technology staff to handle the growing demand for assistive technology requests. More… Uncategorized assistive technology AT model AT tips children with disabilities IEPConsider shifting from a student-centered AT service delivery model to a capacity-building one, sources say. Here’s how.
Teach students about technology they can use for college, careers
FEBRUARY 15, 2017
Encourage staff to teach students these strategies, too, to strengthen their learning and studying habits, says a presenter at the National Future of Education Technology Conference. More… Uncategorized assistive technology college and career readiness digital tools interactive whiteboards notetaking toolsBy Jennifer Herseim, Special Ed Connection® FETC 2017: Do you take a picture or audio record a note on your phone to remember important information?
Innovative Communication Techniques for Individuals with Autism
MAY 12, 2017
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.
Design Challenge: DIY Assistive Game Controllers
NOVEMBER 17, 2014
Photo credit: Mobile Digital Arts Matthew Farber Assistive Technology Here are four of many possible ways for transforming standard video games into assistive technology tools that students of any ability can enjoy
Google Apps and Chromebooks for Special Education and Special Needs
Educational Technology Guy
JULY 16, 2015
Chromebooks and Google Apps are excellent assistive technology (AT) that help students with special needs access curriculum and information. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy.