Hear about how assistive technology helps in the classroom.
That was easy! … Using AT to organize your ideas.
AT tools for writing.
Hearing is believing! AT to support reading.
AT tools for editing.
Using alternative formats to prepare and present your work.
Working at Home
Getting organized and accessing AT for homework.
Math and Science
AT for math and science.
Resources for Students
Youth2youth is a great site for high school students getting ready to transition into post-secondary education. It provides some excellent materials describing the differences between high school and post secondary approaches to AT and Learning Disabilities. It is a site created by students with Learning Disabilities.
This section of the SNOW website explains Assistive Technology in general and provides detailed descriptions of screen readers and speech-to-text software, including things to consider in choosing software:
Sources for ebooks and audio books. Ottawa Public Library’s Overdrive Program:
Gutenberg Project – free downloads
Mercury Reader is an extension for Chrome that will remove all the clutter including ads, recommendations, dialogs, social buttons, comments and almost everything distracting, and extract the actual content. It will only show the website name, the actual text content photos/videos inside that content, and all the links in it. All you have to do is install the extension in your favorite browser and then open any article on the web. See below for Firefox and Safari options.
Safari Reader View:
Cast tool: the strategy tutor helps students with multi step projects (free but students need to make an account)
A great site to help students who need to prepare any science project:
Learning to self-advocate from the Pacer institute:
Free Online Mind Mapping and Other Visual Tools
Read, Write, Think: Graphic Map
Read, Write, Think: Story Map
Speech to Text Resources
If you have an ipod touch (32 gb or more so it operates with a mic), iphone or blackberry, consider downloading the Dragon App:
Online Alterative Technologies
Voice Thread is an online tool that allows you to document and present your knowledge using your voice, images, videos and text all at once!
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