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"For people without disabilities, technology makes things easier. For people with disabilities, technology makes things possible.”. A program of the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University. FOR INFORMATION contact:
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For people with disabilities, technology makes things possible.”
A program of the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University
PIAT - Pennsylvania’s Initiative on Assistive Technology
411 S Student Center
1755 North 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Tel: 800-204-7428 (voice)
Ann Dolloff, CTRS, MEd
Betty and Lucille
Jamie A. Prioli, RESNA
Savanna, Chip, Maddy and Toby
“any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capacities of individuals with disabilities.”
From Public Law 108-446, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act 2004 (IDEA 2004). Retrieved 1-13-10 from http://idea.ed.gov/explore/home
From Public Law 108-364, the Assistive Technology Act of 1998, as amended. Retrieved 3-2-09 from http://www.resnaprojects.org/nattap/library/laws/pl108-364.pdf
Favorite Discount Store…..$1-5.00!
Make great grip build-up on devices used daily
Purchase a home supply or discount store
take out the plastic insert, and use the foam as a grip build-up!
Purchase a discount or drug store.
Insert shower curtain ring into zipper pull or key opening for better leverage and manipulation!
Dollar or discount store!
Seating and Positioning
Self Care/Activities of Daily Living
The Intel Reader transforms printed text to the spoken word for those with reading-based disabilities or impaired vision.
Personal FM system
Noise cancelling headset
Microphone with receiver headset
Lamp with magnifier
Desktop full screen magnifier
Large button phone with visual signaler
Large button phone with pictures and locking keyboard
Hands-free computer input devices with onscreen keyboard
Talking picture frame
Any service that directly assists an individual with a disability in the selection, acquisition, or use of an assistive technology device.
Requires consideration of the:
PERSON + ENVIRONMENT + TASK
What activity does the person want to do?
What skills are needed to do the activity?
What skills does the person have to do activity?
What supports exist to help learn a new way?
Where is this activity done and under what conditions?
I use a LiveScribe Pen to record and take notes
I use the Kurzweil 3000 when on my computer
I use Dragon Naturally Speaking when writing
I audiotape meetings and lectures
Someone reads the assignments to me
I dictate my work for someone else to type
Access to AT – How do I know what I need?
Acquisition of AT – How do I get what I need?
Public Awareness – How do I learn about resources?
Training – Please teach me about AT!
Microsoft Accessibility-Technology for Everyone helps people of all abilities to realize their full potential.
Pass It On Center is a national resource for AT reuse so that people with disabilities can get the affordable AT they need.
The Family Center on Technology and Disability provides a wide range of resources on assistive and instructional technologies.
National Public Website on Assistive Technology provides information on AT devices and services.
Closing The Gap provides parents and educators the information and training necessary to locate, compare, and implement AT.
Assistive Technology Industry Association provides online AT Educational Webinars.
The mission of the Alliance for Technology Access (ATA) is to increase the use of technology by children and adults with disabilities and functional limitations.
Technology and Media division of the Council for Exceptional Children
Wright’s Law – resources for AT & Education
Techmatrix contains AT guides, topics, product comparisons, topic information pages (e.g. Reading for Struggling Students)
LD Online – great resources for learning tool for alternate learning styles
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