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Assistive Technology. ED 347 Nancy Beukema Western Michigan University. Legal Issues for Disabled Individuals. IDEA 97 Evaluated for the use of assistive or adaptive devices LRE IEP ADA Return to “normal” with assistance. Alternative INPUT Devices. Alternative Input Methods and Devices.

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assistive technology

Assistive Technology

ED 347

Nancy Beukema

Western Michigan University

legal issues for disabled individuals
Legal Issues for Disabled Individuals
  • IDEA 97
    • Evaluated for the use of assistive or adaptive devices
    • LRE
    • IEP
  • ADA
    • Return to “normal” with assistance

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alternative input methods and devices
Alternative Input Methods and Devices
  • Switches
    • Homemade switches
      • Linda Burkhart
  • Mouse devices
  • Pointing device with onscreen keyboard
  • Switch with scanning onscreen keyboard
  • Voice input

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types of switches
Types of Switches
  • Button
  • Plate or tread
  • Toggle
  • Pneumatic
  • Grasp
  • Air cushion
  • Etc…

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big red
Big Red
  • AbleNet ($42)
  • Button Switch
  • Easy to mount
  • Audible click signals cause-effect link
  • Large colorful surface area
  • Large variety of colors

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why use switches
Why Use Switches?
  • To provide access to toys
  • To teach concepts of cause and effect
  • To allow choice-making, communication
  • To increase specific motor function
  • To provide access to computers

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adaptive computing
Adaptive Computing
  • Modify the Keyboard
  • Use an Alternative Keyboard
  • Bypass the Keyboard with an Alternative Input Method
    • Voice
    • Pointing Device
    • Switch

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keyboard modification software
Keyboard Modification Software
  • Accessibility Options
    • Included with Windows 95/98/2000/ME
    • Found in the Control Panel – Accessibility Options
  • Easy Access
    • Included with Macintosh OS

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glide pointer
Glide Pointer
  • Alps Electric ($69)
  • Similar to touch pad on a laptop

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cruise cat
Cruise Cat
  • Cirque Corporation ($89)
  • Minimal finger movement to activate
  • Glide pad
  • Internet Connections

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mini thumball
Mini Thumball
  • Addison ($39)
  • Very small – compared to quarter
  • Able to use with one finger
  • Minimal movement required

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marble mouse
Marble Mouse
  • Logitech ($39)
  • Track ball – right or left
  • Super sensitive to touch
  • Serial or PS/2

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joystick
Joystick
  • SAM (Switch Adapted Mouse) KM30 ($164)
  • Can set cursor speed, can drag, click buttons

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touch window
Touch Window
  • Edmark ($395 – 425)
  • Touch this screen to select and move objects
  • Pull down menus
  • Draw graphics.

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alphasmart
AlphaSmart
  • AlphaSmart ($299)
  • Portable word processor with a built-in LCD screen
  • Full size keyboard
  • Transfers text to

computer via cable

  • Less than 2 lbs.

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dreamwriter
DreamWriter
  • DreamWriter ($295)
  • Portable word processor with built-in LCD screen
  • 3.5” floppy disk for saving data or cable transfer of data
  • Spell & Grammar Checker
  • Full size keyboard
  • Sound

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wivik window visual keyboard
WiVik (Window Visual Keyboard)
  • Prenke Romich Co. ($290-$495)
  • Moveable, resizable on-screen keyboard
  • Text can be selected using a large variety of devices (mice, trackballs, touch screens, head pointing devices)
  • Word prediction

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pointing device with onscreen keyboard
Pointing Device with Onscreen Keyboard
  • Mouse
  • Joystick
  • Trackball
  • Touch Window
  • InfraRed Beam
  • Headmouse
  • Mouth stick, Pointing stick
  • Usually pointing devices plug into mouse port

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dvorak
Dvorak
  • Dvorak International ($0)
  • Onscreen keyboard
  • New layout for keyboard
  • Generally an option in Accessibility Options in Operating System

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half qwerty
Half-QWERTY
  • Matias Corporation ($395)
  • New layout for the keyboard
  • Left or Right layouts

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big keys
Big Keys
  • Greystone Digital ($169)
  • Mac or PC version
  • Large keys / multicolored keys
  • Alphabet or QWERTY arrangement
  • No punctuation

marks/Caps

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winmini or tash mini keyboard
WinMini or TASH Mini Keyboard
  • Tash International
  • Small keyboard
  • Connects to keyboard
  • Has mouse functions

Key guard

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bat personal keyboard
Bat Personal Keyboard
  • Info Grip ($199)
  • Single handed keyboard
  • Right or Left models
  • Mac or PC

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intellikeys
Intellikeys
  • IntelliTools ($395)
  • $25 for either a Mac or PC cable so it can be used with a Mac and a PC
  • Keyboard connects to a computer via keyboard port
  • Pre or self-made overlays
  • Able to connect 2 switches

to the computer via keyboard

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headmaster plus
Headmaster Plus
  • Prenke Romich Co. ($1195)
  • Head pointing system
  • Full mouse control
  • Puff switch or

switch activated

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software applications35
Software Applications
  • Speech Capabilities/Screen Reader
    • JAWS (PC)
    • Write:Outloud (Mac)
  • Word Prediction
    • WiVik (PC)
    • Co:Writer (Mac)
  • Screen Enlargement
    • Zoomtext (PC)
    • CloseView (Mac)

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Jaws
  • Freedom Scientific ($795)
  • Screen Reader Program
  • Improves productivity level for the blind/visually impaired individual
  • Automatically reads the full screen including dialog boxes, pop up menus, etc.

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zoomtext extra level 2
ZoomText Extra Level 2
  • Ai Squared ($795)
  • Integrated magnifier and screen reader for Windows
  • Able to speak all Window components (with use of sound card)
  • Can magnify screen from 1x to 16x

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augmentative and alternative communication aac
Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
  • Communication methods
    • Voice
    • Gestures
    • Body language
    • Eye blinks
    • Communication boards
    • Electronic AAC devices
    • Signing

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selecting an electronic aac device
Selecting an Electronic AAC Device
  • Vocabulary System
    • Pictures
    • Codes
    • Symbols (MinSpeak, PicSyms, Blissymbols)

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selecting an electronic high tech aac device
Selecting an Electronic (High-Tech) AAC Device
  • Output Method
    • Speech
    • Visual display
    • Hard copy

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bigmack
BigMack
  • AbleNet ($86)
  • Touch switch
  • Direct selection
  • Single recordable message

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walkertalker
WalkerTalker
  • Prentke Romich Co.
  • 16 programmable squares
  • Wear around your waist
  • Recorded voice

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ultimate 8
Ultimate 8
  • Tash International
  • Eight recordable squares
  • Each message up to 4 seconds each

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liberator
Liberator
  • Prentke Romich Co. ($7345-8575)
  • Direct select or scanning
  • Uses minspeak -- pictures represent words
  • DECtalk speech
  • Programmable

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evaluation for at devices
Evaluation for AT devices
  • Get a good understanding of the student and their needs
  • Know the abilities of the students – physically and mentally
  • Start with low end devices and work up the ladder
  • Know what the USER wants and is willing to use

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Evaluation for AT devices
  • Listen to the parents, teachers and care providers
  • Train the user, parents, teachers and all providing assistance and working with the AT device
  • Look at cost
  • Look at all options available
  • Look at pros and cons of the device

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evaluation for at devices47
Evaluation for AT devices
  • Remember the feelings, desires, wishes, reservations of the user. They are the ones who will be using the device.

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any questions
Any Questions?

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