Importance of Assistive Technology

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For many students with disabilities, assistive technology (AT) is critically important in removing barriers to mobility, communication, socialization, and learning. Legislation ensuring greater access to, and availability of, assistive technology.

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

SpeechTechie

I usually point people in the direction of the collaborative SLP Apps List (top of my blog), but from now on I am also going to be recommending Joan Green''s The Ultimate Guide to Assistive Technology in Special Education as a great resource book for those starting out with iPads (or other technology) for clinical use. adults books consultation UDL

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AT and UDL: Acronyms for Equity

EdTechTeam

When I first began my job as an Assistive Technology Coordinator in my district back in 2008, the lines between educational tech and assistive tech were pretty crisp. Second, as we moved into using the Chromebook as a 1:1 universal tool in our district, students had access to technology resources that were typically reserved only for students with a demonstrated need. But what is UDL and what role does it play in creating access for all students?

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Technology Removes Obstructed Writers’ Barriers to Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

High school senior at Newton North High School in Newton, MA, Yishai Barth, feels strongly about the importance of Universal Design Language (UDL). 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.

Read and Write for iPad

SpeechTechie

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! To learn more about emerging research on the benefits of text to speech technologies, see this helpful article. assistive technology auditory comprehension reading comprehension UDL

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Free Webinar: Options for eText: Facilitating Access and Comprehension Through Electronic Text

SpeechTechie

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 UDLedWeb recently hosted a Webinar in which I discussed resources related to electronic text, sponsored by Mobile Education Store, creator of great apps such as Conversation Builder and Crack the Books.

Join Us for Digital Differentiation with Google Docs 2020

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Technology can be used to support personalized learning needs, put data to use, and power-up classrooms to support flexible learning paths for growth and success. digital tools Events google docs personalized learning udl #DigitalDifferentiation

10 steps for making your online courses accessible for all students

eSchool News

According to a new report, incorporating Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in online courses not only benefits students with disabilities, but can have significant benefits for all students, ultimately increasing retention and improving learning outcomes. UDL is tough enough in a face-to-face environment, but the real challenge might be how to implement the principles in an online world where students’ abilities and learning styles differ drastically.

Two UVM online courses this Fall featuring pedagogy and technology

Learning With Lucie

Are you looking for a UVM course that counts towards your educational technology specialists endorsement? Register by August 5 at [link] educational-technology-online- sequence/ EDCI 322 UDL and Differentiated Instruction with Technology (online) Explore how technologies can support learner-centered strategies that address the diverse needs of students. I'm teaching the following two online courses this Fall.

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Join Us for Digital Differentiation with Google Docs 2020

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Technology can be used to support personalized learning needs, put data to use, and power-up classrooms to support flexible learning paths for growth and success. digital tools Events google docs personalized learning udl #DigitalDifferentiation

ASHA 2013 Update- from a Techie Point of View!

SpeechTechie

Giving credit where credit is due ( especially since this is something I whined about two years ago ), ASHA has made good steps in helpful infusion of technology into the Convention. Though I didn''t want to jump into the session when suggestions were called for, as my own suggestion would have been entirely predictable, the topic made me think of Universal Design For Learning (UDL). ASHA 2013 in Chicago is in the books.

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Simplify and Summarize Digital Text

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

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 In nearly ever y classroom there are a number of students who do not have the reading level needed to comprehend written content-based material.

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3 Steps to a More Accessible Classroom

Graphite Blog

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." A truly inclusive classroom goes beyond accessibility and adheres to Universal Design for Learning (UDL).

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