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JAN is a service of the U.S. Department of Labors Office of Disability Employment Policy. 1 2010: Assistive Technology Update Suzanne G. Kitchen, Senior.

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1 JAN is a service of the U.S. Department of Labors Office of Disability Employment Policy : Assistive Technology Update Suzanne G. Kitchen, Senior Consultant Teresa Goddard, Consultant

2 Assistive Technology Update Overview Define Assistive Technology (AT) Identify Various Hi-tech and Lo-tech AT Learn to Choose AT Using Feature-matching 2

3 What is assistive technology? any item or piece of equipment that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities software or hardware hi-tech or lo-tech complex or simple Assistive Technology Update

4 Hi-tech Oldies But Goodies 4

5 Lo-tech Oldies But Goodies 5

6 Software As Accommodation Screen magnification Screen reading Word prediction Grammar correction Speech to text Scheduling Portable software on USB 6

7 Proloquo2go Speak it! 2 Dragon Dictation 7 Apps as Accommodation

8 Low Tech Concentration Aids

9 Memory Aids

10 Noise-canceling Devices

11 Alertness Devices

12 Think about the users needs! Identify device features, given the users needs & specific task to be performed. Look for all devices that have those features. Choose device based on which has the best features to help efficiently/effectively perform the specific task. Factor in: Cost, Availability, Compatibility 12 Choose AT: Feature-Matching

13 Lets try feature-matching! Kindle 2 Adjustable font size Text to speech Plays audio files Basic Beta Web Browser Built in QWERTY Keyboard Read e-books on multiple devices Free wireless

14 Lets try feature-matching! Nook Adjustable font size Plays audio files Basic beta Web browser Touch screen keyboard Icon based navigation Games Free wireless

15 Ask a JAN consultant Look for products using SOAR Contact a State Assistive Technology Project Contact the Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program 15 Find out more about AT

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20 Questions 20

21 Contact JAN Phone: (800) (V) & (877) (TTY) Website: AskJAN.org 21

22 Teresa Goddard Suzanne Gosden Kitchen Contact us!


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