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Copy of Assistive Technology
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What is assistive technology?
Who benefits from assistive technology?
Why is assistive technology important?
Assistive Technologies In the Classroom by: Iris Helms, Amber Grimes, and Cory Seale
Allows teachers create a slideshow using audio and pictures to help their students through a task
Assists with word clarity, and allows recording for later references
Reminds students when to take medications
Used for organizational purposes including taking notes, setting reminders, and setting dates in a calendar.
Thought Controlled Devices
Used here for email. Has also been used to control robotic arms and more.
Assistive Mobility Devices Include:
Wands and Sticks
Electric Pointing Devices
Nerve and Sense Controlled Devices
Assistive technologies are tools that help people who are partially sighted or blind be more independent at work, in school and at home. These tools, which can be sophisticated or surprisingly simple, are designed to make it easier to access printed material, to use computers, to trand to perform activities of daily living.
Some examples of assistive technology include:
Video magnification systems like closed circuit televisions (CCTVs) and portable video magnification devices,
Computer hardware and software that provides screen magnification, synthesized speech, tactile display, or combinations of these,
Other assistive devices for daily living, like talking scales, talking glucometers, color identifiers, talking compasses, and a variety of other devices.
Hearing Loop Systems
Student in the Classroom with a Cochlear Implant
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As shown here, this device allows the user to navigate the computer using head movements to control the mouse cursor
Assistive technology is the term used to describe devices used by people with intellectual disabilities and/or other disabilities that help compensate for functional limitations and increase learning, independence, mobility, communication, environmental control and choice. This term also refers to direct services that assist individuals in selecting, acquiring or using such devices.