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2 Imagine if you relied on an assistive technology…..

3 Meet Mason! Watch his inspiring attempt at living a normal life.

4  Assistive Technology- any item, piece of equipment, or product system that is used to improve, increase, or maintain the functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities  Adaptive Technology- any item that is specifically designed to help a user compensate for areas of impairment or disability  There are many different assistive and adaptive technologies for each disability A photo by Rain Rabbit on Flickr

5  Using these technologies in our classrooms lets students with disabilities adapt and participate in regular classroom activities.  Students with disabilities are able to succeed in general education classrooms with the use of assistive technologies  These technologies give students with disabilities a chance to expand their learning and comprehension A photo by EasyStand on Flickr

6  Assistive Listening Systems transmits the teachers voice to the hearing impaired student. This system decreases background noise making the audio more clear.  Closed Captioning for videos and lectures helps students read what is being said.  Be aware of students with hearing aids. Make seating accommodations so they can hear you more clearly. A photo by Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery on Flickr

7  E-Books and other software programs read aloud to those with visual impairments  A screen magnifier allows the student to zoom in and see the material more clearly A photo by jeff_golden on Flickr

8  Picture Exchange Communication System helps those who cannot communicate verbally.  There are many educational websites that offer activities to help improve the cognitive process of students with disabilities. By Quadell (Own work) [CC-BY- SA-3.0 ( enses/by-sa/3.0) or CC0], via Wikimedia Commons

9  Adjustable computer monitors and keyboards are great for students with a physical disability who cannot reach the normal height  Intellikeys is a keyboard that is made for students with physical disabilities that have difficulty using a standard keyboard. A photo by EasyStand on Flickr

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11  Assistive and Adaptive Technology. (n.d.). In Glencoe McGraw-Hill. Retrieved April 8, 2014, from http://glencoe.mcgraw-  Assistive Technology for Kids with Learning Disabilities. 2014. In Reading Rockets. Retrieved April 8, 2014, from  Assistive Technology Training Online Project. 2005. In ATTO. Retrieved April 8, 2014, from  Examples of Assistive Technology. (n.d.). In Assistive Technology for Education. Retrieved April 8, 2014, from services/examples-of-assistive-technology/ services/examples-of-assistive-technology/

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