Presentation on theme: "Assistive Technology Ability to be free. Quick Facts Assistive technology is technology used by individuals with disabilities in order to perform functions."— Presentation transcript:
Quick Facts 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 such as walkers and wheelchairs, as well as hardware, software, and peripherals that assist people with disabilities in accessing computers or other information technologies.
SCREEN READERS ARE SOFTWARE PROGRAMS THAT ALLOW BLIND OR VISUALLY IMPAIRED USERS TO READ THE TEXT THAT IS DISPLAYED ON THE COMPUTER SCREEN WITH A SPEECH SYNTHESIZER.. Screen Readers Assistive Technology for the visually impaired
Screen Readers A program that combines sound and picture to help explain what is on a computer screen. This can be used with any child that has difficulty seeing at any level. There are two ways that a screen reader can provide feedback to the user Speech and Braille A screen reader uses a Text-To-Speech (TTS) engine to translate on-screen information into speech, which can be heard through earphones or speakers. Example of a screen reader http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IK97XMibEws
A CCTV IS AN ELECTRONIC MAGNIFICATION READING SYSTEM THAT ENABLES VISUALLY IMPAIRED USERS TO CONTINUE READING A VARIETY OF MATERIALS AND WRITING. Closed Circuit Magnification
THIS DEVICE CAN BE USED TO AID STUDENTS WHO HAVE DIFFICULTY SEEING SMALL PRINT. THIS DEVICE MAGNIFIES EVERYTHING AND ALLOWS THE STUDENT TO READ THE WORDS WITH LITTLE TO NO ASSISTANCE THIS DEVICE COULD BE USED DURING PRESENTATIONS ON A SMART BOARD WHERE IT WOULD ENLARGE THE IMAGES TO MAKE IT EASIER TO SEE. THIS DEVICE CAN BE USED INDEPENDENTLY AND WELL AS IN GROUP ACTIVITIES. Closed Circuit Magnification
Braille transition devices Used to translate computer text into braille for the visually impaired student.
Assistive Technology For the developmentally physically challenged Adaptive Keyboard A keyboard that reduces the stress by alphabetizing the keys.
Alternate Communication Devices A device that helps students with Autism, Down syndrome and other illnesses communicate easily.
Adaptive student desks This is used for students with neurological impairments, They adjust and move to fit their needs
Assistive technology for deaf and hard of hearing Personal Amplifying devices An audio device that enhances and increases the noise around the student.
Audio and visual communication devices Combines residual hearing with closer views of mouth movement to enhance understanding.
Voice to text translation A software device that captures spoken words and translates them into written text.
Assistive Technology This technology was introduced to help visually, audio and physical disabilities to have a better quality of life. These devices allow the students with disabilities to be included rather than excluded from the other students it allows for independence. Each Child is special and these devices will allow them to see what we see