Assistive Technologies for Special Education
Special Education Tools for the Apple iPhone and iPad - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.comA growing educational field of interest is that of assistive technology. Through assistive technology, people with disabilities are able to bridge the gap between what they want to do and what they are physically and mentally capable of doing. Adaptive technology is by no means a new field of study, but recent tools such as the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch have made powerful and meaningful assistive technologies a reality for many people. Because of the range of IOS devices and the tools available at the Apple iTunes store, special education students and special education teachers are able to leverage new and exciting technologies in both exciting and economical ways. For many, the iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad are opening doors. Apple has realized this, and they have recently highlighted the growing category of IOS applications focused on special education in the Apple iTunes Store.
Office of Special Education This resource from the University of Virginia offers lots of links to valuable information and resources for parents, teachers, and administrators. You'll find a page here containing sites on developing accessible Web sites. Adaptive Technology Resources Dedicated to assisting indivuals who are blind or visually impaired in regaining independence and providing a better way to look at life! IBM Special Needs Systems provides a list of products and software to help people who have special needs access and use technology. Captioned Media Program The Captioned Media Program (CMP) provides free-loan captioned videos and other media to parents, teachers and others who work with children with a hearing loss. CMP is sponsored by the U.