Assistive Technology

In this section, you will find links to assistive technology (AT) resources to enhance student learning.

Récit & LEARN: Assistive Tech Tools for Reading and Writing

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  • This page contains a listing of Assistive Technology functions (with support information) that can help with reading and writing tasks when using a digital device.

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  • Assistive technology tips and information on learning disabilities.


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  • Each of the following topics on assistive technology are described in a distinct section.
    • Adaptations and MEQ 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 et Accessibilité

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 broken down into learner profiles and how the tools may address specific learning needs.

Accessibilité: This tab contains guidelines for producing and choosing accessible materials. Teachers and schools should try to adhere to the level 1 guidelines.

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Seeing AI

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.