There are many different types of assistive technologies. They can range from wheelchairs and walkers, to hearing aids and screen readers. Assistive technologies help people with disabilities to be able to function better. Assistive technologies are an important in education, as they can often provide students with the ability to access learning resources and opportunities.
- [Voiceover] Assistive technologies is a very broad…term for any technology that helps…assist people with disabilities.…In this video we'll take a look at a few examples…for some of the different types of disabilities.…Now, assistive technology can include things like…wheelchairs and walkers that help people move about.…For assistive technology related to vision there are…screen readers, screen magnifiers and braille embossers.…For hearing, you have hearing aids,…and assistive listening devices.…For cognitive disability there is a wide range…of software that can help to assist students.…
As well as other things such as memory aids,…such as voice recorders.…For motor function disabilities,…there are assistive technologies that make it possible…to navigate a computer using tools like…a sip-and-puff device or voice recognition software…such as Dragon Naturally Speaking that allows…you to navigate the computer using your voice.…Most importantly work together with special education…professionals who will know more about…
- What is accessible learning?
- Accommodating different needs, from vision impairments to lack of digital access
- Adapting presentations, responses, and timing
- Using an LMS to make learning more accessible
- Adding alt text to images
- Adding closed captioning to videos