“Is Assistive Technology Cheating?” (and Other Assistive Technology Myths)
Transition Tech Talk: Exploring and Selecting Assistive Technology with Teens and Young Adults
Introducing the new Livescribe 3 smartpen (US)
AT in the Law
Click on this link to learn about laws that affect assistive technology and accessibility on the www.ctdinstitute.org website
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Dear Friends and Colleagues!
Each quarter, our staff at the LI TRAID program identifies articles, videos and current assistive technology (AT) resources that we find interesting and useful. We share these materials with the hope that they are also of interest and helpful to all of you. Please enjoy as you catch up on the most current AT news and resources. As technology continues to become more advanced, we find more and more applications for its use. AT helps to improve the quality of life for persons with disabilities from birth through the elder years. We encourage you to reach out to our TRAID center and look forward to hearing from you in the near future.
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Checklist: What to Consider When Looking at Assistive Technology
Are you searching for the right assistive technology (AT) for your child? Here’s a checklist to help you decide whether a device or tool is going to work well for them.
8 Examples of Assistive Technology and Adaptive Tools
Assistive technology is one of the core strategies schools use to help with learning and attention issues. Some adaptive tools are low-tech and some are more complicated.Click below for some common examples.
Livescribe Smart Pen works with LiveScribe “DOT” paper
The Livescribe smartpen captures everything that you write and everything that is spoken. Inside the pen is a camera that takes a picture of your notes as you write them. It also has a built-in microphone that lets you record what is being said. Once the pen is turned on, which requires only the click of a button, the pen will begin taking a picture of the notes that you write. The Livescribe smartpen works with Livescribe dot paper which comes in a variety of sizes. Or you can print your own if you have a compatible laser printer. If you choose not to take notes, you can record audio and replay the session.
Integrating Assistive Technology into Adapted Physical Education
This webinar with Scott McNamara gives participants a chance to learn about adapted physical education (APE). Learn about apps specially designed to help students with disabilities (SWD) to be more active, the use of communication devices to interact effectively in physical education settings, and the provision of specially designed equipment providing access to participate in various sports. The goal is always to provide appropriate supports to include SWD in all athletic opportunities.
One of TRAID’s favorite AT online resources is CTD: Center on Technology and Disability. On this informational website there are numerous archived webinars that support students, educators and family members in learning more about technology. We encourage you to visit the website to register for upcoming webinars and to watch archived ones that may be of interest to you. All webinars and materials are available to you at no cost.