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Assistive Technology: Deaf Ed Shelley Ardis – Educational Technology Specialist Florida Diagnostic & Learning Resources System (FDLRS) specialized center - Resource Materials & Technology Center: Deaf/Hard of Hearing (RMTC) and the Join Together Grant – Deafed.net
Assistive Technology Definition – any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially or off the shelf, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities
AT in Deaf Education Up to date – Assistive Technology has focused on hearing systems and access to communication Today – There are also supports for learning available for deaf/hh learners who have identified academic needs
Assistive vs Instructional Tech Assistive Technologies are tools that a student partners with to increase performance Instructional Technologies are tools that teachers partner with to enhance the instructional process
Traditional Accommodations Interpreting Amplification Cochlear Implants TTYs Alert Systems
Digital Signage Seen in public places Used at FSDB in classrooms and public areas to make announcements and alerts Time and count-down to class changes Other announcements
Other familiar technologies Notetaking Captioned Videos Captioned Movies Interpretype Captioned Media Program: A federally funded program that provides captioned and signed materials freely to deaf/hh individuals of all ages.
Captioning Services Can be offered live and remote Using keyboards OR voice C-Print, Typewell, CART C-PrintTypewell IP-Relay (Internet-based) Instant Messenger Connections to Relay Voice-to-Text Systems Personal Captioning System (Live) Personal Captioning System Viable Technologies (Remote) Viable Technologies Voice-to-Text-to-Sign SignTel Interpreter iCommunicator Image: SignTel Interpreter These are just a few of the captioning services and technologies available.
Text Messaging Relay messages sent to a Deaf individuals text pager or phone Text messaging to a voice relay operator to a hearing person Text-to-Text between Deaf and hearing individuals Using IM during group activities to level the communication playing field
Video Relay Service Videophones Sorenson CSD Hands-On Video Relay Services Hamilton Video Relay Services Other…. Webcams Lower-end web quality
3D Animated Technologies Vcom3Ds SigningAvatar Characters ASL Animation (GIF and MOV clips) Studio (Authoring Program) VREAL 3D Scenarios Cross-curricular learning environment Baldi and Timo Speech and Language Training
Curriculum Digital White Boards (SMART Board)SMART Board Scanners and Digital Cameras Document Cameras, Probes, Microscopes Word Processing Devices & Digital Pens Dana and Neo by AlphaSmart ioPen by Logitech Student Response Systems Classroom Performance System by eInstruction These are examples. There are other brands of these technologies.
Software Sign Language Dictionaries Grammar of ASL Vocabulary building Check older programs to make sure they will work on new computers Sign Language Stories and Activities Many now available on DVD Developed specifically for children
Software Software not specific to deafness: Office Programs Graphic Organizers Concept Development Software Multimedia Software Writing with Technology Supports Online Module
Inspiration – Pre-writing
Writing Supports Co:Writer Clicker and Wordbar Kurzweil PowerPoint Word – built in references, grammar checker, tracking changes for peer editing and comments Writing with Technology Supports Online Module
Clicker by Crick Software
Wordbar by Crick Software
More to come…. Learn more and share ideas at Deafed.nets Technology Integration Bulletin Boards Deafed.net Get involved in some projects along with classroom teachers and their students Online Modules with more information will be published soon!
Contact: Shelley Ardis Technology Specialist and Consultant