Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Assistive Technology

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

Introduction Assistive technology includes a range of technologies which enable people to build on their abilities and participate as fully as possible at home, school, work and in their community—helping them to live a more independent life by reducing the amount or level of assistance needed from other people (Galvin and Scherer 1996). Assistive technologies could be the use of...

SEE THE ABILITY, NOT THE DISABILITY: Computers and people with a learning disability

Regardless of one’s physical, sensory or mental ability, computers can make a difference to all learners. The computer provides a multisensory approach, can give visual cues through colour graphics and animation, and auditory cues through voice, music and sound prompts, and tactile cues through the keyboard or a touch-screen. Software provides special teaching strategies to model and demonstrate, drill...