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Using Assistive Technology. Anne Comfort, M.Ed. Meighen Centre Mt. A. Which one would you pick?. What do you really need?. Technology needs to be suited to the individual; not the teacher. Important factors: Availability and cost; training time; ease of use. Other factors.

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Using assistive technology

Using Assistive Technology

Anne Comfort, M.Ed.

Meighen Centre

Mt. A.


Which one would you pick

Which one would you pick?


What do you really need

What do you really need?

  • Technology needs to be suited to the individual; not the teacher.

  • Important factors: Availability and cost; training time; ease of use


Other factors

Other factors

  • Personal experiences; likes and dislikes

  • Computer skills; known and ability to learn

  • Ability to overcome the Learning Curve


Consider this

Consider this:

“AT is imperfect. It always will be….. AT works; it can change lives…. The most essential human factor in AT is that it is not merely about the technology and the devices themselves. AT is primarily about people”

Assistive Technology: Essential Human Factors by T.W. King.


Today s menu

Today’s menu

  • Text to speech software

  • Speech to text software

  • Notetaking programs

  • Time to try out the software

  • Free Stuff!

  • Questions


Text to speech software

Text to speech software

  • “Reading” Software

  • Possible uses? Clientele?


Speech to text software

Speech to Text Software

  • Newer versions have shorter training time

  • Turns your voice into printed text

  • Possible uses? Clientele?


Notetaking tools

Notetaking tools

  • Pens

  • Software

  • Recorders

  • Possible uses? Clientele?


Claroread demo

ClaroRead Demo

  • Likes Microsoft Word

  • Easy to use


Kurzweil 3000

Kurzweil 3000

  • The “Gold” Standard

  • Version differences

  • Learn Station vs Professional


Kurzweil demo

Kurzweil Demo


Read write gold

Read & Write Gold

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6c5ECZg3DcQ


Dragon naturally speaking

Dragon Naturally Speaking


Echopen

EchoPen


Questions

questions?


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