Technology Assists Varied Abilities
Technology will enhance learning for all learners with varied abilities and needs. These resources will assist anyone looking for technology to support and foster highly engaging and interactive student learning. Technology is changing how we interact!! This tool is so intelligent it reads your mind!! http://emotiv.com/ You have to check this out!!
Online Assistive Technology Resources
- Finding the Funding – http://www.nationaltechcenter.org/
- CAST – UDL for all
- Inclusive Schools
- STAGES – software search for support
- TECH MATRIX – generate a matrix for technologies on specific resources
- SETT Framework for Developing a plan for assistive technology integration
- Assistiveware – videos and podcasts about technology and varied ability people Tons of downloads for Macs
- LD Online
- Equity Index
- Axistive – a comprehensive site of assistive technology resources
- The Assistive Technology Blog
- Vanderbilt’s IRIS Center
- UDTech Toolkit – resources for UDL in all classrooms
- Using Technology to Support Diverse Learners
- Links for Software
- OATS – Open Source Assistive Technology Support
- Project Possibility – open source projects for accessibility
- AccessFirefox – Firefox Ad-ons for accessibility
- EduApps – list of free assistive tech aps
- Voice recognition or Speech to Text- Hearing impaired students will greatly benefit from software that enables speech to be translated into written text on a large screen display or personal display
- Free Natural Reader -Text to Speech – reads the text for you. Translates text in a natural sounding voice.
- SMART, Promethean, Polyvision, OnFinity – Crate larger font sizes and colors for text – larger displays and interactive white boards.
- Multilingual Speech Synthesizer - download and install.
- LibriVox- an online collection of public domain books
- Audio Book Resources - great for listening while reading or if unable to read.
- Tech Matrix – use this site to find tools for students with special needs.
- Argonomic Keyboards
- Various mouse controllers
- Translation Tools Worldlingo translator