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Assistive Technology. Brittney Poling, Octavia Houston, and Jordan Wilhelm . WHAT IS ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY? . A formal, legal definition of assistive technology was first published in the Technology-Related Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities Act of 1988 (The Tech Act).

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Assistive technology

Assistive Technology

Brittney Poling, Octavia Houston, and Jordan Wilhelm


What is assistive technology

WHAT IS ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY?

  • A formal, legal definition of assistive technology was first published in the Technology-Related Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities Act of 1988 (The Tech Act).

  • Amended in 1994; in 1998, it was repealed and replaced with the Assistive Technology Act of 1998 ("AT Act").

  • Assistive technology is technology used by individuals with disabilities in order to perform functions that might otherwise be difficult or impossible.

  • Assistive technology can include:

    -mobility devices

    -hardware

    -software


Assistive technology in education

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY IN EDUCATION

  • The individuals with Disability Act Amendments of 1997 defines AT as:

  • “Any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially, off the shelf, modified, customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of a child with a disability”(IDEA, 1997,20, USC, Ch. 33, Sec. 1401 [25] US.).


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Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology for Vision: Aids students who are blind or have low vision.

Assistive Technology for Communication: Aids students who have difficulty in communicating effectively.

Assistive Technology for Access: Aids students who have difficulties in accessing communication, learning tools, or engaging in classroom or home activities.

Assistive Technology for Hearing: Aids students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.

Assistive Technology for Learning and Studying: Aids students with high-incidence disabilities to increase, maintain, or improve their functional capabilities.


Class activity

CLASS ACTIVITY….

  • MAYBE HERE IS WHERE WE CAN INTRODUCE THE ACTIVITY OF PLACING TECHNOLGIES IN THE DIFFERENT CATEGORIES… THEN THE NEXT COUPLE OF SLIDES CAN GO THROUGH EACH CATEGORY AND NAME/EXPLAIN SOME OF THE TECHNOLOIES THAT FIT. LIKE THE NEXT SLIDE..


Activity

Activity

http://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/areas/issues/methods/technlgy/te7assist.htm


Alphasmart

AlphaSmart

  • Lightweight durable word processor

  • Spell check

  • Helps students how have difficulties with writing and fine motor skills.


Phonic ear

Phonic Ear

  • Classroom sound system

  • Allows teachers voice to be heard by everyone in the classroom.

  • Helps assist those students who are hard of hearing.


Ipad apps

iPad Apps

  • Apps that enable people with communication difficulties to express their needs and desires to those around them.

    • Proloquo2Go

    • My Talk Tools

    • Look2Learn

    • Voice4U

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8jBJrXFPbc

http://intellitools.com/videos_itk03.html


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