Assistive Technologies

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Nov 17, 2013 (3 years and 8 months ago)

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Assistive
Technology

By:
Aslam

Eid

PowerPoint Project 3

Students with minor/severe disabilities can
benefit from machines designed to help them
learn! These machines are known as “assistive
technologies”. The devices help aid the
student's learning, understanding, and
participation within the classroom
environment.

A
ssistive
T
echnologies:



Are tools that make academic material more accessible to students
by minimizing barriers to learning.

These assistive technologies make it possible for individuals with
hearing, sight, mobility, or mental challenges, to interpret text and
understand spoken words and data with the aid of a helpful tool.


Assistive technologies come in many different hardware and
software forms. As well as many adaptive devices.

Examples:

•Screen Magnifiers

•Text to speech software

•Handheld recorders

•Custom fitted wheelchair

•Voice Recognition software

•Picture Schedules

•Picture Symbols

Screen Magnifiers

Text to speech software

Handheld recorders

Custom fitted
wheelchair

Voice Recognition

software

Picture Schedules

Picture Symbols

A
ssistive
T
echnology
B
enefits




Better understand their environment



Improve communication skills



Increase social interaction



Build better attention skills



Keep up with the classroom

curriculum



Increase independence


As educators, its our respons
ibility

to find ways to reach out to
our students with disabilities. We must work with these students,
no matter
the severity of the disability, in order to prosper as
an

overall c
las
s! By applying assistive technologies, such as, speech
recognition
software and
text
reading
software, we are giving our
students a
chance

to
s
ucceed academically.

-
Helpful Links

Assistive Technology for Students with
Disabilities!

Students Responses to Speech Recognition


Assistive Technology: Powerful Solutions for
Success preview

"...for all individuals, technology can provide important
tools for making the performance of tasks quicker and
easier, but for some individuals with disabilities,
assistive technology is a necessity that enables them to
engage in or perform many tasks!”

-
OSERS, 1989



S
ources


Maloy
, Robert W. Transforming Learning with New Technologies.

Boston
: Pearson/
Allyn

and Bacon, 2011.
Print


Education World.


Assistive Technology