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Assistive Technology in Action (video) | Paths to Literacy

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Video of a six year-old boy with Low Vision using Mountbatten brailler to write Braille, as well as an iPad and Smartboard for literacy.

Diana Petschauer‘s insight:

As a follow-up to my last post, students are learning to read Braille at a young age, leading to success in the classroom as they progress through K-12 and higher education with the use of Assistive Technology.

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iPad: Voiceover and the Refreshabraille 18 for Regular Ed. Teachers& Blind Students

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Demonstration of how the iPad and a Refreshabraille 18 can be used as an instructional tool for parents and regular education teachers & Special Ed. teachers. Teachers do not need to read/ type braille to teach a student who uses/reads braille.

Diana Petschauer‘s insight:

Though these videos are a bit older, they offer a clear picture of how a student can use a Refreshable Braille Display to access every aspect of education; and many educators and special educators are unaware of how this works. A refreshable braille display allows a student or individual to access a computer, iPad, iPod touch, etc. equally to their peers to research the internet, complete homework or handouts, send email, etc., using real-time refreshable Braille. There are many devices and options from several companies (HumanWare, HIMS), this shows one available for free for students who qualify for AIM in their state (from APH). An important factor is that anything a student types in Braille, reflects on the iPad or computer as text, for the teacher to read, and anything the teacher types or scans, shows up as Braille for the student to read. It is typically used with a screen reader such as JAWS, window eyes, or Voice Over on iOS devices, meaning content is also read aloud to a student. I have students in 3rd and 4th grade now using a refreshable braille display to access education; there are no limits with Assistive Technology. ūüôā See the Video above from a teacher, as well as this older one from Chase, a young student: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJWMRlElD1E

 

Chase now is a teenager using the Braille 18 Plus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28_BvyQR8XA

 

 

 

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Select & Speak Lets Chrome Users Listen to Any Website Text

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Select and Speak is a free Chrome extension that reads game of thrones season 7 episode 1 user-selected web text aloud, providing persons with print disabilities a simple way to make

online articles and other content immediately

accessible.

 

Diana Petschauer‘s insight:

Andrew Leibs explains how to add and use this free extension in the Chrome Browser; I just added it and tried it myself and will certainly be recommending it to clients. The speech is VERY natural sounding; phenomenal. In Chrome I also recommend other free apps and extensions such as Read and Write Gold, ChromVis, VoiceNote, Clearly (EverNote), AppWriter and Ginger.

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Select & Speak Lets Chrome Users Listen to Any Website Text

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See on Scoop.it – Assistive Technology for Education

Select and Speak is a free Chrome extension that reads user-selected web text aloud, providing persons with print disabilities a simple way to make

online articles and other content immediately

 accessible.

Diana Petschauer‘s insight:

Andrew Leibs explains how to add and use this free extension in the Chrome Browser; I just added it and tried it myself and will certainly be recommending it to clients. The speech is VERY natural sounding; phenomenal. In Chrome I also recommend other free apps and extensions such as Read and Write Gold, ChromVis, VoiceNote, Clearly (EverNote), AppWriter and Ginger.

See on assistivetechnology.about.com

iPad Literacy Project: EE, Evernote, and iTunesU

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This user-submitted video is a wonderful example of how to leverage the best aspects of different tools and learning spaces in order to meet teaching, learning, and assessment objects. David Malone…

Diana Petschauer‘s insight:

An excellent Video of the iPad being used for instruction and production, not just consumption (there are many apps that support this type of use) in schools; this one includes a video of a literacy project using the apps Explain Everything, iTunes U, and EverNote.

See on www.explaineverything.com

iPad Literacy Project: EE, Evernote, and iTunesU

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See on Scoop.itAssistive Technology for Education

This user-submitted video is a wonderful example of how to leverage the best aspects of different tools and learning spaces in order to meet teaching, learning, and assessment objects. David Malone…

Diana Petschauer‘s insight:

An excellent Video of the iPad being used for instruction and production, not just consumption (there are many apps that support this type of use) in schools; this one includes a video of a literacy project using the apps Explain Everything, iTunes U, and EverNote.

See on www.explaineverything.com

Documentary Debunks Myths on Dyslexia Symptoms & Treatment

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The Big Picture is a documentary that debunks the myths and explores the stigmas associated with       dyslexia.

Diana Petschauer‘s insight:

I could not express it more eloquently or realistically as Andrew Leibs; a must read article, and a must see documentary. I am arranging screenings in NH.

 

A link to the article is above, and a trailer for the documentary is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KBsYF9dSMCc

 

Assistive Technology can support individuals and students with Dyslexia.

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