In this section, you will find links to assistive technology (AT) resources to enhance student learning.
Joan Ganz Cooney Center
- This site includes blogs and research publications on how children – especially those who are struggling – learn across both formal and informal environments, whether they are interacting with media on their own or together with teachers, family members or their peers.
- Assistive technology tips and information on learning disabilities.
- Each of the following topics on assistive technology are described in a distinct section.
- Adaptations and MEES Exams
- Why and how to disable grammar and spell checker
- The writing process and assistive technology
- Text-to-speech (TTS) and how it assists a student
- OpenDyslexic font
Mote extension. If you use Google Forms and have the Mote extension, participants can use their voice to respond to your survey or quiz questions. Click here for a 1 minute tutorial.
Récit-Les Fonctions D’aide
This site contains four categories of skills that assistive technology can support (reading, writing, revising and note taking). The categories are further broked down into learner profiles and how the tools may address specific learning needs.
Seeing AI is a free app that can be used for students that are visually impaired. This app is simple to use and has four main features. The features are explained through short video tutorials. This app can read short typed text, can read a typed document by taking a photo of it, can read a barcode of a product and identify it, and can recognize and describe people around you (age and emotions).
Just imagine the possibilities that this free app may offer our students with and without visual impairments.
- Free lesson plans for your SMART board.
Special Education Technology-British Columbia
- Very interesting blog posts on technology (how to use Flipgrid and AAC in the classroom, etc.)
Wisconsin Assistive Technology Initiative
- This link includes a Publications section with editable forms to discuss the adoption of AT based on purpose and student need. It also includes forms to document the implementation process. This would be ideal any school team meetings.
- The Resources section includes links to other web pages and resources on AT.