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Brittney Poling, Octavia Houston, and Jordan Wilhelm
A formal, legal definition of assistive technology was first published in the Technology-Related Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities Act of 1988 (The Tech Act). Amended in 1994; in 1998, it was repealed and replaced with the Assistive Technology Act of 1998 ("AT Act"). Assistive technology is technology used by individuals with disabilities in order to perform functions that might otherwise be difficult or impossible. Assistive technology can include: -mobility devices -hardware -software
The individuals with Disability Act Amendments of 1997 defines AT as: “Any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially, off the shelf, modified, customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of a child with a disability”(IDEA, 1997,20, USC, Ch. 33, Sec. 1401  US.).
Assistive Technology for Vision: Aids students who are blind or have low vision. Assistive Technology for Communication: Aids students who have difficulty in communicating effectively. Assistive Technology for Access: Aids students who have difficulties in accessing communication, learning tools, or engaging in classroom or home activities. Assistive Technology for Hearing: Aids students who are deaf or hard-of- hearing. Assistive Technology for Learning and Studying: Aids students with high-incidence disabilities to increase, maintain, or improve their functional capabilities.
Lightweight durable word processor Spell check Helps students how have difficulties with writing and fine motor skills.
Classroom sound system Allows teachers voice to be heard by everyone in the classroom. Helps assist those students who are hard of hearing.
Apps that enable people with communication difficulties to express their needs and desires to those around them. Proloquo2Go My Talk Tools Look2Learn Voice4U http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8jBJrXFPbc http://intellitools.com/videos_itk03.html
Assistive Technology – Devices used by people w/ disabilities to assist them perform functions that they may not be able to do on their own. Assistive Technology in Education – Any device used to help improve the functional capabilities of a child with disabilities 4 Categories of AT – AT for Vision, Communication, Technology Access, Learning & Studying Technologies Include – Alpha Smart, Phonic Ear, and various apps available on the iPad such as the Look2Learn. INCLUDE RECAP ON LAWS
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