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Bertha Marie Payne ED 505 Fall 2013 Dr. Martha Hocutt
As educators we are always adapting our modes of instruction to meet the needs of our students. We were taught to present lessons so that each modality (kinesthetic, auditory and visual) would be present. Assistive technology is another tool in meeting the needs of students with disabilities. We must continue to grow with new advancements that will provide the best educational opportunities for all students.
Assistive technology is any device or service that assists a student that has a disability in meeting their goals as directed in their individualized education program.
In October of 2004, Public Law was signed by President Bush. This law was a reauthorization of The Assistive Technology ACT of The new legislation provided more precise instruction on how to provide assistance to individuals with disabilities and to identify assistive technology resources on a state by state basis. s/Assistive%20Technology/Summary%20of%20Assi stive%20Technology%20Law.pdf
VOICE RECOGNITION SOFTWARE TEXT-TO-SPEECH SOFTWARE SOFTWARE PROGRAMS AND DEVICES TO MAGNIFY TEXT
COMMUNICATION BOARDS POWER WHEELCHAIRS ADAPTIVE ELECTRONIC DEVICES Adjustable Monitors and Keyboards Audio Book Players
In conclusion, as assistive technology has grown from Braille devices in the 1800s into to high-tech, audio, visual, and physical devices of the 21 st century, so has the quality of the lives of individuals with disabilities. Again, as educators we must continue to grow with this technology so that we may provide the best educational opportunities for all students.
assistive-technology/ Roblyer, M. D. (2010). Integrating educational technology into teaching. (5th ed.). Columbus: Merrill Prentice.