Assistive Technology



Assistive technology is technology used by individuals with disabilities in order to perform functions that might otherwise be difficult or impossible. Assistive Technology Products are web applications, electronic devices or software programs that can help individuals achieve greater independence and enhance their quality of life. Skills improved by these technology aids include reading, writing, and the executive functioning skills of organization, time management, and problem solving.

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Transition Resources

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Integrating Career Awareness Curriculum Handouts
The Integrating Career Awareness in the ABE & ESOL Classroom curriculum is a ready-to-use, flexible curriculum that prepares adult educators to incorporate career awareness and planning into their instructional and counseling activities. The lessons and handouts can be adapted for a range of students and skill levels.


Youthhood - Read below!

Welcome to The Youthhood!

Hello! Hey, we're glad you made it. This site is a place for you, your friends, and other teens. It's a welcoming community for all youth and a place where all youth belong. We want you to be here. This is your place, your space.
Here you can start thinking about what you want to do with the rest of your life. This Web site was built to help you plan for the future. What will you do after high school? Will you work? Go to college? Live in a place of your own? By using this Web site, you can plan for your future right now!



Resources
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http://www.techmatrix.org/

The National Assistive Technology Network
http://www.natenetwork.org/


Vision & Hearing, Reading, and More....



Visually Impaired Resources
Braille, General Resources, Screen and Print Magnifiers, Audio Books, Audio Games and Resources

Hearing Impaired Resources
Pictograms, Visual Supports, and Strategies for teaching students with hearing impairments

Reading Assistance
Natural Reader, Gutenberg project, ReadPlease, Strategies for teaching those who struggle with reading, and more

ADD and ADHD Resources
Tips, Accommodations, Strategies, Interventions and Organizational Schemes for dealing with the ADD/ADHD student

End of Course Practice Tests
High School - every subject, all grade levels

More Web Sites



  • Alliance for Technology Access (ATA)
    http://www.ataccess.org/
    The Alliance for Technology Access to make technology a regular part of the lives of people with disabilities. The Alliance is a national network of 41 technology resource centers which help children and adults with disabilities, parents, teachers, employers, and others to explore computer systems, adaptive devices and software.
  • Center for Electronic Studying
    http://ces.uoregon.edu/
    Center investigating ways computer technology can be used to enhance students' efforts to study and learn content-area material. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, the Center has launched three projects blending portable computer technology with instruction on computer-based study strategies.
  • Closing The Gap
    http://www.closingthegap.com/
    Closing The Gap, Inc. is an organization that focuses on computer technology for people with special needs through its bi-monthly newspaper, annual international conference and extensive web site.
  • Disability & Technology: A Resource Collection
    http://home.nas.net/~galambos/tech.htm
    This page contains links to web sites that focus on disability and technology. Most sites will refer to assistive/adaptive devices that are computer-based and/or related to computer access. However, since assistive technology can include any device that improves function, other technologies are mentioned on many pages.
  • DREAMMS for Kids, Inc.
    http://www.dreamms.org/
    DREAMMS for Kids, Inc. (Developmental Research for the Effective Advancement of Memory and Motor Skills) is a non-profit parent and professional service agency, that specializes in Assistive Technology (AT) related research, development, and information dissemination. DREAMMS is committed to facilitating the use of computers, assistive and adaptive technologies, and quality instructional technologies for students and youth with special needs in schools, homes, and the community.
  • EASI - Equal Access to Software and Information - K12 Connection
    http://www.rit.edu/~easi/
    The philosophy behind EASI's K12 Information Technology Centre is to ensure that students and professionals with disabilities must have the same access to information and resources as everyone else.
  • Early Connections - Technology In Early Childhood Education
    http://www.netc.org/earlyconnections/
    Connecting technology with the way young children learn: resources and information for educators and care providers
  • LD Resources
    http://www.ldresources.com/
    This site contains resources for people with learning disabilities, with a focus on the use of assistive technology to help individuals with learning disabilities become successful.
  • Tools for Understanding
    http://www.ups.edu/community/tofu/
    This site is intended for educators who teach mathematics and are interested in integrating common technologies into their daily instruction.