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New Sign 8 Examples of Assistive Technology and Adaptive Tools is an article from Understood for learning and attention issues written by Amanda Morin. 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 pretty fancy. This video display explains some common examples such as Timers and Reading supports.

New Sign Assistive Technology from PBS discusses Assistive Technology in strategies for learning disabilities in education.

New Sign Assistive Technology for Kids with Learning Disabilities: An Overview article from Great Schools, answers the question of what assistive technology tools are available for kids with learning disabilities, offering links to each type of tool, what learning disabilities can benefit, how it can assist the child in education and a list of links to products for you to review and an article on how best to review a devices by different manufacturers. Assistive Technology for kids with LD include: alternative keyboards, audio books, graphic organizers, speach recognition programs, talking calculators, spell checkers, and dictionaries, and word prediction devices.

New Sign BookShare is an accessible on-line library for people with print disabilities. There are several ways to access the books:

To be eligible you must get an expert or person of authority to confirm that you have a print disability including a learning disability that severely inhibits or prevents you from reading traditional print materials. Anyone in the world with a qualifying print disability may join Bookshare. Bookshare® is FREE for qualified U.S. students of any age and schools through an award from OSEP (Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education). Non-students and other organizations pay a $25 set up fee and a $50 yearly fee.

New Sign Gus Communication Devices is a developer of AAC/Speech software for Windows, iOS (Apple), Android and Kindle device, they also provide complete AAC/Speech Device Packages. Gus Communication Devices includes FREE technical support...for LIFE! Call 866-487-1006 (M-F, 10-5) OR 360-715-8580 (Int'l), Fax: 360-715-9633 or send Email to: admin@gusinc.com

New Sign Kurzweil 3000 Literacy and Reading Program is an audio book software which supports students and adults with learning disabilities with the complex tasks of developing fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, writing, study skills, and test taking to address a wide range of educational objectives. Accessing Kurzweil 3000 at home complements class instruction and extends learning beyond the walls of the classroom to ensure individual success for a lifetime. This website offers a free trial of the stand alone software for individuals. This software may be pricey. Please check with the company before making any decisions.

Web Talkster v3.0 is a "talking browser" designed by code-it.com, a software & web development group. This program reads the content of web pages out loud so you don't have to read it yourself. It is ideal for people with dyslexia who have trouble reading. The software application is FREE for download with the option to register. This browser uses a number of fun animated characters to "read" the content of a web page. To download the program or learn more about this software check out the website.


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