Date
19 January 2020

Access AT to trial

Suggestion for implementing the strategy ‘Selecting and applying for assistive technologies’

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Trial for approximately two weeks the assistive technology and record outcomes.

Sometimes the trial will take longer if a number of otptions need assessing.

Decide on the technology for trial – discuss options with:

  • your learning support team
  • local specialists
  • the District Technology Coordinator if required (don’t limit yourself to what you already know).

If considering laptops and tablets as part of an AT solution, use school laptops and tablets for a short-term technology trial.

For more specialised devices, you will need to contact the District Technology Coordinator at your local Ministry of Education office.

ATs available to NZ schools for trialing

ATs available to NZ schools for trialing

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ATANZ Loan equipment

Publisher: Assistive Technology Alliance New Zealand Trust In

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Website

DTSL Evaluations and trials

Publisher: Desktop Technology Services Limited

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Website

BLENNZ Technology

Publisher: BLENNZ: Blind and Low Vision Education Network NZ

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Useful resources

Useful resources

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AT fact sheet: Assistive technology solutions

Publisher: Center on Technology and Disability

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Website

Assistive Technology Group

Publisher: Ministry of Education | Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga

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Website

Free online assistive technology tools to help with reading, writing and math

Read time: 10 min

Publisher: Understood

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More suggestions for implementing the strategy “Select and apply for AT”:

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