Assistive Technologies are the tools and strategies that help individuals with disabilities increase new ways to “assist” interactions and learning.
I think that assistive technologies help promoting independent participation in classrooms. Low-tech to high-tech assistive technology can provide customized access to the general curricula for students with disabilities expand classroom curricula. Assistive technologies can help increasing their social, physical, and communication abilities.
To promote the use of assistive technologies in school, I asked a few teachers the following questions.
1. Do you use Assistive Technology at your school? If you do, what do you use?
2. If you have any assistive technology success story, would you mind sharing it? (If you did not experience directly, do you think assistive technology will help your students.)
3. What areas of technology do you think you will need most?
A teacher’s response 1:
A teacher’s response 2 (read by a volunteer):