Date
19 January 2020

Use assistive technology to make a difference

Suggestion for implementing the strategy ‘Planning for the effective use of assistive technology’

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Offer options to support literacy

Offer options to support literacy

Jan Heffernan outlines their use of technology enabling students to be independent learners and collaborators in the classroom.

Utilise text-to-speech

Utilise text-to-speech

Making supports available to everybody reduces barriers to learning and removes stigmatism.

Ask students to innovate solutions

Ask students to innovate solutions

An example of a student problem-solving his own assistive technology solution to increase his access to learning.

Invite students to share the impact of AT

Invite students to share the impact of AT

Tyler describes how using a laptop has enabled him to share his ideas.

Useful resources

Useful resources

Website

Examples of students using assistive technology

Publisher: Ministry of Education | Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga

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Assistive technology in action

Publisher: PACER Center

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Assistive Technology Group

Publisher: Ministry of Education | Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga

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More suggestions for implementing the strategy “Support staff to plan and use AT effectively”:

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