Powerpoint about assistive technology.
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By: Tracey Wilkerson
University of West Alabama
EDU 505: Technology and Education
Instructor: Martha Hocutt
June 12, 2015
(Assistive Technology, 2015)
W-Talker: is a electronic device designed for hearing impaired children who have difficulty speaking effectively.
Large FM/tour systems and IR systems: help make convention halls, courtrooms, museums, theaters, places of worship and other public spaces accessible to people with a hearing loss.
(Infrared System, 2015)
Closed Caption: assist people with hearing problem by displaying dialogue for programs that are captioned.
(TV Caption, 2015)
Magnifiers: designed for reading fine print in books, maps, and documents.
Braille n’ Speak: performs numerous of functions. This device have the ability to save word processing file, it functions as a spell checker, clock, calendar and calculator.
("AT Lab :: Classroom Devices :: Blindness & Visual Impairments," 2008)
Coin-U-Lator: uses realistic money bill and coin buttons to count money or teach the value of different coins. Children can practice addition and subtraction with coin denominations.
("AT Lab :: Classroom Devices :: Learning Disabilities: Math," 2008)
Co:Writer 4000 : is the talking word prediction software which enables students to express their thoughts in writing with less frustration.
("AT Lab :: Classroom Devices :: Learning Disabilities: Writing," 2008)
Alternate keyboards: Alternate keyboards and pointing systems that change how a software program is used. The photo shows an IntelliKeys keyboard (IntelliTools, Inc.) with a modified overlay which makes learning more direct for a student with a disability. S/he simply needs to press a picture key to see the word spelled on the screen or to spell it out with larger letter keys.
Page Turner: By using this device to hold a book for a student, s/he is then freed to focus on reading & comprehending the material in the book. A page turns when the students presses a switch.
("Assistive Technology Training Online Project," 2005)