Assistive Technology

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Assistive Technology

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Assistive Technology (AT) is defined as "any device or service that helps a student with a disability to meet his or her individual education program (IEP) goals and to participate in the general education setting to the greatest possible extent. Instructional Technology (IT) is when a general education student regularaly uses technology in the classroom. It becomes assistive technology when instructional technology is documented in an IEP and incorporated into a classroom for a student who has a disability.

Laws Regarding ATIt is mandatory by federal law that assistive technology be considered for children with individual education programs. School systems must provide assistive technology devices and services when needed.

CaptioningComputer Captioning gives the viewer the option to mute audio and read along with a podcast, which makes the material more convenient. Even audio podcasts can be captioned and the material made searchable for hearing impaired users.

JAWSJaws is the world's most popular screen radar software. With a refreshable Braille display, JAWS provides Braille output in addition to, or instead of, speech. An array of versatile features and customizable options lets you tailor JAWS for your individual needs and preferences.

Hearing Impaired AT

Seeing Impaired AT

WriteOnlineWriteOnline provides a powerful word processor, supported by a unique range of integrated writing support features. You can install WriteOnline directly onto your computer so you are not dependent on an Internet connection. You could also use your online login to access the program anytime, anywhere!

Learning Disabled AT

Big Keys XL KeyboardThe Big Keys XL Keyboard contains an all essential 97 character key set including a backspace key, punctuation keys, and single finger access via assist mode for the functions keys.

Physically Disabled AT

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