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1 Jamilla Coleman Stacey P. Flynn Emily Read May, 2011 LBSC 690 – Dr. Rachel Bradley

2 Accessibility is more than just physical access to library services. It means that individuals with disabilities should be able to use and access all the same services and materials in the library as their non-disabled peers, either through alternate means or with assistance.... Ultimately, in order to promote broad access for all patrons, librarians should consider the accessibility of their materials and services during the procurement and implementation process, and develop a plan to maximize accessibility for all patrons. "What is Accessibility?" American Library Association, 2006. Stacey P. Flynn

3 We are a library staff in a middle school, and have been assigned the task of incorporating assistive technology to accommodate incoming students who have physical disabilities. We are a library staff in a middle school, and have been assigned the task of incorporating assistive technology to accommodate incoming students who have physical disabilities. For the students, we must meet various needs: One student is visually impaired; one has learning disabilities that make reading and comprehension difficult; and one student is deaf. For the students, we must meet various needs: One student is visually impaired; one has learning disabilities that make reading and comprehension difficult; and one student is deaf. Solutions will adhere to standard six of the Maryland Teacher Technology Standards, which states in part that teachers: Solutions will adhere to standard six of the Maryland Teacher Technology Standards, which states in part that teachers: Understand human, equity, and developmental issues surrounding the use of assistive technology to enhance student learning performance and apply that understanding to practice Understand human, equity, and developmental issues surrounding the use of assistive technology to enhance student learning performance and apply that understanding to practice Apply assistive technology to the instructional process and evaluate its impact on learners with diverse backgrounds, characteristics, and abilities Apply assistive technology to the instructional process and evaluate its impact on learners with diverse backgrounds, characteristics, and abilities Possess the ability to operate portable word processors, accessible computer hardware and software, adapted keyboards, screen magnifiers, and other devices Possess the ability to operate portable word processors, accessible computer hardware and software, adapted keyboards, screen magnifiers, and other devices Identify devices that help meet the needs of different students Identify devices that help meet the needs of different students Budget: $15,000 Budget: $15,000 Funding not guaranteed for the following year; initial large output of money required, but solutions should not carry the same expense year to year. Funding not guaranteed for the following year; initial large output of money required, but solutions should not carry the same expense year to year. Jamilla Coleman

4 Reading Reading Research and Search Strategy Research and Search Strategy Evaluation of Source Material Evaluation of Source Material Note-taking Skills Note-taking Skills Citation Skills, Digital Citizenship & Ethical Use Citation Skills, Digital Citizenship & Ethical Use Participation in Group Activities Participation in Group Activities Reading Enrichment Activities Reading Enrichment Activities Stacey P. Flynn

5 Competency & Independence Allows the student to master basic AT skills and be able to advance to higher levels of skill acquisition Allows the student to master basic AT skills and be able to advance to higher levels of skill acquisition Allows individual to strive for independence by alleviating frustration and building confidence Allows individual to strive for independence by alleviating frustration and building confidence Self-esteem & Peace of Mind Allows ways to support the students feelings of self-worth Allows ways to support the students feelings of self-worth Allows student to contribute positively through participatory learning and communicate with others Allows student to contribute positively through participatory learning and communicate with others Skill Development & Specialization Supports age-appropriate goal-setting Supports age-appropriate goal-setting Allows more productive functioning for learning activities Allows more productive functioning for learning activities Lifelong Tools for Learning Accounts for upgrades in a rapidly developing field of products Accounts for upgrades in a rapidly developing field of products Hopkins (2006) Stacey P. Flynn

6 What are learning disabilities? What are learning disabilities? What type of assistive technology is beneficial for students with learning disabilities in reading? What type of assistive technology is beneficial for students with learning disabilities in reading? What are some ATs that can be integrated into the school library media center? What are some ATs that can be integrated into the school library media center? Mary Jo Emily Read

7 Optical recognition devices with text-to- speech Optical recognition devices with text-to- speech Scanning capabilities necessary Scanning capabilities necessary Importance of Bookshare.org compatibility Importance of Bookshare.org compatibility Multi-sensory approach – visual/auditory Multi-sensory approach – visual/auditory Ability to highlight words Ability to highlight words Source

8 Kurzweil 3000 – single interface for viewing documents Highlighting Example Highlighting Example Highlighting Example Highlighting Example Toolbar Display Toolbar Display Toolbar Display Toolbar Display WYNN 4 Wizard – 4 color-coded rotating toolbars in program WYNN 4 Wizard – 4 color-coded rotating toolbars in program Rotating Toolbars Rotating Toolbars Rotating Toolbars Rotating Toolbars Read and Write 10 GOLD – floating toolbars works within applications Read and Write 10 GOLD – floating toolbars works within applications Toolbar in Microsoft Word Toolbar in Microsoft Word Toolbar in Microsoft Word Toolbar in Microsoft Word Read and Write 10 GOLD Mobile – flash drive Read and Write 10 GOLD Mobile – flash drive Emily Read

9 Assistive Technology CostSupport Multi-use Integration UDL Kurzweil 3000 $525 free small group training at Envision Techs Bethesda office, HIAT on-site, online through MCPS YesYes WYNN 4 Wizard $995 onsite, CD, online, through dealer YesYes Read and Write 10 GOLD $645 onsite, webinars, conferences, CDs, videos, online Yes Yes Read and Write 10 GOLD Mobile Yes Evaluating AT Software for the Learning Disabled Emily Read

10 Playaways – portable battery-operated devices pre- loaded with digital books; one per device Playaways – portable battery-operated devices pre- loaded with digital books; one per device Photos Audio Player - SanDisk Sansa Clip+ Audio Player - SanDisk Sansa Clip+ audio player; MP3 and WMA files can be downloaded onto player audio player; MP3 and WMA files can be downloaded onto player Photos E-reader with MP3 – Barnes & Noble Nook E-reader with MP3 – Barnes & Noble Nook Photos Emily Read

11 TechnologyCostSupport Multi-use Integration UDL Playaway $30 - 70 per book FAQs online, customer service phone number and email Yes (except hearing impaired) Yes SanDisk Sansa Clip+ $34+ per device Quick start guide, online manuals and videos Yes (except hearing impaired) Yes Nook $149+ per device Online support center with users guide/videos YesYes Evaluating Portable Devices for the Learning Disabled Emily Read

12 ITS A VISION-INTENSIVE WORLD As part of the Library Media Centers As part of the Library Media Centers instruction, all tasks require the use instruction, all tasks require the use of assistive technology for of assistive technology for participation. participation. Even simple search on a website can be a challenge Even simple search on a website can be a challenge The use of screen magnifiers, screen reading software and portable devices offer the low vision user equal access when paired with support and appropriate materials. The use of screen magnifiers, screen reading software and portable devices offer the low vision user equal access when paired with support and appropriate materials. Stacey P. Flynn

13 - Digital The DAISY Consortium - Digital The DAISY Consortium Accessible Information System developed by a worldwide, open source initiative. DAISY allows the user to navigate print documents using a combination of XHTML and hierarchical authoring. Accessible Information System developed by a worldwide, open source initiative. DAISY allows the user to navigate print documents using a combination of XHTML and hierarchical authoring. Bookshare.org Bookshare.org This markup language is the main talking book language for eBooks Bookshare.orgBookshare.org Microsoft Microsoft now supports DAISY with a SAVE AS function for Word & PowerPoint in 2010 version. Microsoft Stacey P. Flynn

14 Microsoft Accessibility: Review of Current Microsoft Office 2010 with 21 widescreen monitor Screen resolution adjustable for high contrast Fonts enlarge feature with zoom magnifier DAISY Save As feature for screen reading WinZoom Portable USB …………………… $428.00 Portable for using on any PC Highest magnification – 35X Font Smoothing Eight viewing angles and styles Includes screen reader and online support/FAQ ZoomText Software ……………………… ……$695.00 Quick contrast adjustment Highest magnification – 16X Includes screen reader software Font Smoothing Online support & FAQ Also available on USB for portability Stacey P. Flynn

15 Jaws Screen Reader …….. $ 1017.00 Jaws Screen Reader …….. $ 1017.00 Kurzweil 3000 ……………..$ 525. 00 Kurzweil 3000 ……………..$ 525. 00 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3KSTxDShZo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3KSTxDShZo Read OutLoud………………..$369.00 AMIS - Free Open-Source……. $ 0 Victor Daisy Reader Portable…… $359.00 Stacey P. Flynn

16 Widescreen monitors really help when using magnification software Widescreen monitors really help when using magnification software Big Keys keyboard ($130) with extra large fonts or a set of extra bold adhesive labels to convert a keyboard ($12.00) Big Keys keyboard ($130) with extra large fonts or a set of extra bold adhesive labels to convert a keyboard ($12.00) Signage for the library Signage for the library Slanted, adjustable desktop for keyboard and monitor Slanted, adjustable desktop for keyboard and monitor Stacey P. Flynn

17 Assistive Technology CostSupport Multi-use Integration UDLWinZoomPortable$428.00OnlineNoNo Kurzweil 3000 $525.00 Tutorials, Online, YesYes Amis Screen Reader FreeForumsYesYes Victor Portable DAISY $359.00OnlineNoYes Office 2010 $500OnlineYesYes Stacey P. Flynn

18 Deaf: Having a hearing loss in the severe to profound range Deaf: Having a hearing loss in the severe to profound range Communicate mainly through sign language (ASL) Communicate mainly through sign language (ASL) Many D/HH children perceive themselves as different because they wear hearing aids, cochlear implants and/or an FM system [a type of assisted listening device] and may have difficulty communicating with others. Many D/HH children perceive themselves as different because they wear hearing aids, cochlear implants and/or an FM system [a type of assisted listening device] and may have difficulty communicating with others. Reading comprehension and writing depend heavily on aural skills Reading comprehension and writing depend heavily on aural skills Visual teaching aids are a must with Deaf/HH students Visual teaching aids are a must with Deaf/HH students Its very important to employ techniques and provide accommodations and cognitive tools that serve the deaf student. Its very important to employ techniques and provide accommodations and cognitive tools that serve the deaf student. Abraham Assistive Technology for a Deaf Student Jamilla Coleman

19 Automated closed-captioning software designed by the company Auditory Sciences, for deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals Automated closed-captioning software designed by the company Auditory Sciences, for deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals Load onto your computer or tablet PC Load onto your computer or tablet PC Text to speech / speech to text Text to speech / speech to text Words spoken by others are instantly displayed onscreen. Words spoken by others are instantly displayed onscreen. The computer says whatever the user types or writes using The computer says whatever the user types or writes using a synthesized voice a synthesized voice Can be used in conjunction with videos that dont have Can be used in conjunction with videos that dont have closed-captioning. closed-captioning. Usefulness in educational setting Usefulness in educational setting User can see a transcript of what is being said in the classroom. Transcript can User can see a transcript of what is being said in the classroom. Transcript can be saved as a Word file. be saved as a Word file. Handwriting recognition Handwriting recognition No typing skills required No typing skills required Easy to use socially or in alternate educational settings with a tablet PC or iPad: Go on field trips or talk in the halls without needing a flat surface for your computerjust write with a stylus and the computer will speak aloud whatever you write Easy to use socially or in alternate educational settings with a tablet PC or iPad: Go on field trips or talk in the halls without needing a flat surface for your computerjust write with a stylus and the computer will speak aloud whatever you write Image source: http://www.speechgear.info/sites/default/files/Interact-AS_User_Guide_v4-0.pdf Jamilla Coleman

20 Instantly translates conversations from an extensive variety of foreign languages Instantly translates conversations from an extensive variety of foreign languages Language learning capabilities make it a useful tool for ESL learners Language learning capabilities make it a useful tool for ESL learners Language needs can be altered as needed (geographical area, relevant terms and dialect) Language needs can be altered as needed (geographical area, relevant terms and dialect) If language needed is not available through software, a live interpreter can be contacted If language needed is not available through software, a live interpreter can be contacted Document meetings: very useful for documenting required IEP meetings, in which teachers and parents discuss childrens Individual Education Plans. Document meetings: very useful for documenting required IEP meetings, in which teachers and parents discuss childrens Individual Education Plans. Jamilla Coleman

21 A system that allows a speaker's words to be displayed in the form of typed words on a TV set or a computer screen. A system that allows a speaker's words to be displayed in the form of typed words on a TV set or a computer screen. A student with hearing loss and adequate reading skills is able to access the same information available to hearing students during a video presentation. A student with hearing loss and adequate reading skills is able to access the same information available to hearing students during a video presentation. Captioning benefits other students: ESL learners and students who have reading problems may also find it to be helpful. Captioning benefits other students: ESL learners and students who have reading problems may also find it to be helpful. Image source: http://www.ncicap.org/preview/cappic.asp Jamilla Coleman

22 No rental fees; return postage included No rental fees; return postage included Video-described DVDs for blind or visually impaired persons also available Video-described DVDs for blind or visually impaired persons also available Over 4,000 titles, including ones on topics in school subject areas and classic movies Over 4,000 titles, including ones on topics in school subject areas and classic movies Educational titles come with lesson plans Educational titles come with lesson plans Example rentals: Internet & electronic research skills; Library Skills: Discovering New Worlds Example rentals: Internet & electronic research skills; Library Skills: Discovering New Worlds Library media specialists should ensure that DVDs available in their collection are closed-captioned or come with subtitles: Free DVDs with closed-captioning available through the Described and Captioned Media Program, a free-loan library media program funded by the U.S. Department of Education and administered by the National Association of the Deaf Free DVDs with closed-captioning available through the Described and Captioned Media Program, a free-loan library media program funded by the U.S. Department of Education and administered by the National Association of the Deaf Jamilla Coleman

23 Create captions for your original or pre-existing videos Media Access Generator (MAGpie): open- source software package developed by the National Center for Accessible Media (MCAM) Media Access Generator (MAGpie): open- source software package developed by the National Center for Accessible Media (MCAM) Free, downloadable Free, downloadable Add captions, subtitles and audio descriptions to your original work or to existing video files. Add captions, subtitles and audio descriptions to your original work or to existing video files. CaptionTube: Create captions for your YouTube videos or existing YouTube videos CaptionTube: Create captions for your YouTube videos or existing YouTube videos No software download necessary; sign in with a Google account No software download necessary; sign in with a Google account Google app Google app Video-record a lesson and then insert your own captions Video-record a lesson and then insert your own captions Captioned recordings can be uploaded to YouTube, or downloaded to portable hardware like an iPad Captioned recordings can be uploaded to YouTube, or downloaded to portable hardware like an iPad Image source (top): http://webaim.org/techniques/captions/magpie/version2/ Jamilla Coleman

24 An interactive whiteboard that uses Bluetooth technology Install the driver on a PC or Mac Install the driver on a PC or Mac No wires or cables required for installation. No wires or cables required for installation. Open technology: use any whiteboard software you like or regular software applications Open technology: use any whiteboard software you like or regular software applications When used with software, uses special pens to write; but can also be used as a regular whiteboard with markers. When used with software, uses special pens to write; but can also be used as a regular whiteboard with markers. Teacher can face students and be visible, instead of having his/her back turned to write on board. Deaf/HH students can read lips or hear without interruption. Teacher can face students and be visible, instead of having his/her back turned to write on board. Deaf/HH students can read lips or hear without interruption. Deaf students can learn visually, which is essential to educational success. Deaf students can learn visually, which is essential to educational success. Engages all students Engages all students Great capacity for interactive learning Great capacity for interactive learning Large size also benefits visually impaired students Large size also benefits visually impaired students Image source: http://www.electronic-whiteboard.net/index/product/id/8982/ Jamilla Coleman

25 Criteria for Assistive Technology Assistive Technology CostSupport Multi-use Integration UDL Interact-AS $800 (basic package - English) Online,emailYesNo iPad Wi-Fi + 3G 64GB Black (two) $829 each (educators price) Online, phone, in-store YesNo PolyVision ēno Interactive Whiteboard $2300 Online tutorials, webinars, phone YesNo Closed- captioning FreeOnlineYesYes Closed- captioned DVDs Free Email, phone YesYes Jamilla Coleman

26 Teachers will receive electronic invitations to the training. Teachers will receive electronic invitations to the training. Training will be held during professional development week in August. Training will be held during professional development week in August.

27 Jamilla Coleman Under budget by $5,415.00 Under budget by $5,415.00 Total does not include costs of shipping or other unforeseen expenses (replacement parts, installation, etc.) Total does not include costs of shipping or other unforeseen expenses (replacement parts, installation, etc.) Very possible to use remaining money to buy more than one software license or more hardware; to schedule multiple teacher trainings throughout the year; to purchase upgrades or add-ons; or to pay for any student assistance not provided by MCPS. Very possible to use remaining money to buy more than one software license or more hardware; to schedule multiple teacher trainings throughout the year; to purchase upgrades or add-ons; or to pay for any student assistance not provided by MCPS.

28 Emily Read Assistive Technology Tools for Reading http://www.greatschools.org/special-education/assistive-technology/948-reading-tools.gs?page=1 Assistive Technology for Children with Learning Disabilities http://www.frostig.org/pdf/ATguide.pdf National Center for Learning Disabilities http://www.ncld.org Kurzweil Kurzweil http://www.kurzweiledu.com/default.html Kurzweil Resources through MCPS Kurzweil Resources through MCPS http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/hiat/tech_quick_guides/Krz_QG.shtm WYNN http://www.freedomscientific.com/LSG/products/wynn.asp Read and Write GOLD http://www.texthelp.com/page.asp?pg_id=10059 Playaway http://playaway.com/ SanDisk Sansa Clip+ http://www.sandisk.com/products/sansa-music-and-video-players/sandisk-sansa-clipplus-mp3-player Nook http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook/index.asp?PID=35699

29 Stacey P. Flynn American Library Association. (2011). Accessibility Basics for Librarians. Retrieved from http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/offices/oitp/emailtutorials/accessibilitya/accessibility.cfm http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/offices/oitp/emailtutorials/accessibilitya/accessibility.cfm High Incidence Assistance Team, Montgomery County Public Schools. (2009). Examples of Assistive Technology Available at MCPS. Retrieved from http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/hiat/tech_quick_guides/ATbyTechModYr.shtm http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/hiat/tech_quick_guides/ATbyTechModYr.shtm Hopkins, J. (2004). Assistive Technology: An Introduction for K-12 Library Media Specialists. Worthington, OH: Linworth. Library of Congress, United States Government. (2011). National Library for the Blind and Dyslexic. Retrieved from Library of Congress, United States Government. (2011). National Library for the Blind and Dyslexic. Retrieved from http://www.loc.gov/nls/ Montgomery County Public Schools. (2010). MCPS Vision Program. Retrieved from http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/vision/technology2009.html# Montgomery County Public Schools. (2010). MCPS Vision Program. Retrieved from http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/vision/technology2009.html# http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/vision/technology2009.html# Parent to Parent of Georgia. (2011). Parent to Parent of Georgia. Retrieved from http://p2pga.org/roadmap/advocacy/educationlaws504students.htm Parent to Parent of Georgia. (2011). Parent to Parent of Georgia. Retrieved from http://p2pga.org/roadmap/advocacy/educationlaws504students.htm http://p2pga.org/roadmap/advocacy/educationlaws504students.htm Montgomery County Public Schools. (2010). MCPS Vision Program. Retrieved from http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/vision/technology2009.html# Montgomery County Public Schools. (2010). MCPS Vision Program. Retrieved from http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/vision/technology2009.html# http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/vision/technology2009.html# Wojan, R. H. (, February 2006). Everyone's Invited: Way's to Make Your Library Welcoming to Children with Special Needs. School Library Journal. Retrieved from http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/article/CA6302984.html http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/article/CA6302984.html

30 Jamilla Coleman CaptionTube http://captiontube.appspot.com/ Described and Captioned Media Program http://www.dcmp.org/ Doyle, M. (2002). Mainstreaming the Student Who Is Deaf or Hard of Hearing. Retrieved from http://www.handsandvoices.org/pdf/mainst_cal.pdf http://www.handsandvoices.org/pdf/mainst_cal.pdf Interact-AS http://www.speechgear.info/products/interact-as Interactive Whiteboards and Touchscreen Whiteboards by PolyVision http://www.polyvision.com/ MAGpie http://ncam.wgbh.org/invent_build/web_multimedia/tools-guidelines/magpie Montgomery County Public Schools, Maryland Teacher Technology Standards www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/technology/techstandards/standard6.shtm Uncredited image (young African-American boy) http://www.harrycutting.com/graphics/photos/children/african-american-child-FC5010-76.jpg


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