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Free Assistive Technology Software. A wide variety of free and open source software is available to suit a diverse range of needs and abilities.

Free Assistive Technology Software

Such software ranges from AAC (Augmentative Alternative Communication) web page building tools, to head tracking programs and mouse clicking utilities. Please contact the webmaster with comments or suggestions of other free AT-related software. Note: Varying levels of computer experience will be necessary to install and use these programs. Categories General AccessAps - AccessAps is an initiative that consists of over 50 open source and freeware assistive technology applications which can be entirely used from a USB thumb drive on a Windows computer. Communication FormEdit and the Web page Communicator Package 2 - The revised Web Page Communicator Package includes templates that are used to create web pages, which behave like dynamic-display AAC devices.

Computer Access Education. Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Center, Inc. – Serving areas along Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Home. Applied Human Factors - Welcome to a World of Assistive Technology. NV Access. Resource Library. Welcome to the Resource Library at the National Center on Universal Design for Learning.

Resource Library

This library offers rich resources in a variety of media to improve understanding of UDL and support its implementation. Featured Books View all books. Universal Design for Learning - The ACCESS Project - Colorado State University. The Best Practices through UDL video features faculty and students at Colorado State University discussing the benefits of UDL.

Universal Design for Learning - The ACCESS Project - Colorado State University

Additional captioned formats are available, along with a transcript that includes descriptive audio. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a set of principles and techniques for creating inclusive classroom instruction and accessible course materials. At its core is the assertion that all students benefit when they are given multiples ways to take in new information, express their comprehension, and become engaged in learning. = New in 2012 = Updated in 2012 UDL Teaching Resources: UDL: A Concise Introduction (HTML | PDF) How Do You Teach? UDL Technical Modules N. The Provost’s N. The Center for Teaching and Faculty Development. Blind & Low Vision News From Magnifiers.org - Disabilityinfo.org. Home > Resources > AT Blind & Low Vision News From Magnifiers.org Magnifiers.org Home Microsoft is doing a bad job again!

Blind & Low Vision News From Magnifiers.org - Disabilityinfo.org

We already know for years that accessibility layers do not work and that accessibility must be build in the core of the operating system to be effective. RIM unveils Blackberry Screen Reader for visually impaired Research In Motion (RIM) has launched BlackBerry Screen Reader, a software application that enables customers who are blind or visually impaired operate their BlackBerry smartphone. Follow Us. Why Can't You Be More Organized? - 10 Apps to help with Executive Functions. "Why can't you be more organized?

Why Can't You Be More Organized? - 10 Apps to help with Executive Functions

" I try not to say this to my 12 year old son every night, but I'm almost always thinking it. His backpack and locker should have caution tape surrounding them (and don't get me started on his bedroom). He brings home the book he needs, but forgets the worksheet. Or he has the worksheet, but "that book must have fallen out of my backpack. " Does this sound familiar? Executive function is at the core of our battle with organization. In school, at home or in the workplace, we’re called on all day, every day, to self-regulate behavior. Notability. AEM: Higher Education and AEM. AEM-related information and resources pertaining to higher education.

AEM: Higher Education and AEM

The Advisory Commission on Accessible Instructional Materials in Post-Secondary Education for Students with Disabilities The Advisory Commission on Accessible Instructional Materials in Post-Secondary Education for Students with Disabilities (the Commission) was established under Section 772 of the Higher Education Opportunity Act, Public Law 110-315, dated August 14, 2008. AIM as Equal Access to Educational Opportunity On June 29, 2010, the Office of Civil Rights, United States Department of Education, sent a joint letter to all United States college and university presidents.

In this letter, OCR attorneys affirmed that— The civil rights mandates require post-secondary institutions to provide equitable access to all learning materials and activities, digital or otherwise. Relevant Legislation Facilitating AIM in Higher Education Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008. Mobile Devices in the Inclusive Classroom (Series) In this series of 4 webinars on Mobile Devices in the Classroom, AT Specialist Mike Marotta discusses the advantages of using mobile devices as Assistive Technology (AT) and as a means to promote inclusiveness.

Mobile Devices in the Inclusive Classroom (Series)

Webinar #1 focus on the Chrome browser as a cost-effective AT for students with disabilities and on the collaborative features of the browser. Assistive Technology Products for Windows. 27 tools for diverse learners. Home. LoganTech. Untitled. Untitled. Discussion of U.S. and Worldwide Issues of Cognitive Accessibility Yesterday, Neil Milliken and Debra Ruh, members of the W3C‘s Cognitive and Learning Disabilities Accessibility Task Force, interviewed Andrew Imparato, Executive Director of the U.S.

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Association of University Centers on Disabilities as part of their AXSchat series. Watch the great, informative interview of Andy. Their discussion is a wide-ranging one, including commentary about related U.S. policy, and the history […]W3C Task Force Webinar: Building Accessibility to Address Cognitive Impairments Webinar: Building Accessibility to Address Cognitive Impairments Conducted By: Lisa Seeman, Chair of The W3C Cognitive Accessibility Task Force; and Rich Schwerdtfeger, Chief Technology Officer, Accessibility, for IBM Software Group, an IBM Distinguished Engineer and Master Inventor.

Text to Speech, TTS Service. 40 Amazing iPad Apps for the Learning Disabled. The iPad is a device that many lust after as a shiny new toy, but many people with disabilities can benefit from what it has to offer as a functional tool.

40 Amazing iPad Apps for the Learning Disabled

Students with learning disabilities can enhance and develop their communication skills, learn how to adapt to situations, and develop social skills. Check out this collection of iPad apps that can make a difference in the life of a learning disabled child. Crazy Face Lite: Crazy Face Lite encourages shy students to speak more often, and is great with students who have trouble speaking.Autism Timer: This app offers a digital timer for students with autism.Behavior Assessment Pro: BAP identifies factors related to problem behaviors for autistic kids.Awareness!

Notability (for iPad) Review. The iPad and iPad 2 app Notability is one of the most fully-featured note-taking programs for mobile devices.

Notability (for iPad) Review

It supports text, images, and audio recordings, and contains a sketch pad that lets you not only draw new images, but also mark up images, Web clips, and clip art that you import. For writers, Notability includes dozens of fonts, text point sizes, colors, and a solid number of formatting presets (such as bullet points, indents, and so forth). Notability is a dream to use if you need all these features, but it could be a waste of five bucks if you don't. SoundingBoard. Apps for Special Needs.