Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Assistive Technology Resources Site

Barrington 220 Assistive Technology Site Provides Resources for All Teachers
Kelly Key

Did you know you can take a picture of a worksheet with the iPad, have it read out loud, and then write, type, and highlight it? Are you familiar with all of the amazing accessibility features built into our iPad and MacBook Air devices? (i.e., clean up a website in Safari with a touch of a button, use your voice to write, read locked PDFs with the Snap & Read extension)?  Do you struggle with finding time to create core vocabulary materials for your students?

I have designed a Google Site full of resources to help you support your students that struggle with reading, writing, executive functioning, communication, and more. Visit the Assistive Technology website at to explore these resources!

On the Assistive Technology site, check out all of  the topics on the left. Click on any of the titles or subtitles to find valuable resources. I update the site regularly and would love to add any additional materials that you have to share. Please e-mail me if you would like to see something added to the site.

Type (it is case sensitive) into your browser and then go to Bookmarks > Add Bookmark... to bookmark it for quick and easy access!

1 comment:

  1. After reading your post, the artificial vision device that I saw recently came to my mind. It's a tiny and discreet camera attachment that reads text from any surface and converts it to audio. Then, it speaks the message to the wearer's ear instantly. The main goal of this wearable assistive technology is helping people who are legally blind achieve greater independence.


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