Monday, May 25, 2009

Due Tuesday 5/26 - Assistive Technologies

We will be reviewing the issues that students with disabilities must confront. As teachers, we are legally and morally obligated to provide our students with learning opportunities that best accommodate their needs.

IDEA (The Individual with Disabilities Education Act)
Introduction to the Individual with Disabilities Education Act. Please read through the whole page.

Universal Design for Learning
Explains the basis of UDL and how it will support learners in achieving their goals.

Assistive Technology: Enabling Dreams
From voice-activated software to customized laptops, technology can change the way disabled students communicate, learn, and play.

Assistive-Technology Tools: Keys to Learning for the Visually Impaired
A teacher at Boston Latin School demonstrates the latest devices for helping students who have visual impairment.

Aimee Mullins: Running on High-Tech Legs
In this TED archive video from 1998, paralympic sprinter Aimee Mullins talks about her record-setting career as a runner, and about the amazing carbon-fiber prosthetic legs (then a prototype) that helped her cross the finish line. (This a video of a presentation from TED Talks. We STRONGLY suggest that you visit to hear some of the greatest minds on the planet present their ideas and visions.)

AbilityNet GATE
Read the opening page and review the software solutions that are listed in the box on the left side of the page.

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