Re-Examining the Role of Assistive Technology in LearningBy Edyburn, Dave; Closing the Gap, Vol. 25, No. 5, pp. 10-11, 26
Publication Date: December/January 2007
Article focuses on assistive technology (AT) interventions designed for students with disabilities. Students who have difficulties in recalling facts can use Ask for Kids (http://www.askforkids.com), which is an academic search engine designed for younger students. Students can be taught to retrieve information they cannot remember or do not know. Students who cannot read independently can utilize digital text and text-to-speech software such as ReadPlease from ReadPlease Corporation, Kurzweil 3000 from Kurzweil Educational Systems, Inc., or Solo from Don Johnston. These programs allow students to listen to information as it is read on a computer screen. Students who experience difficulty with the physical aspects of composing documents, dictation services such as iDictate (http://www.idictate.com) can prepare documents based on dictation provided over the telephone. Students who have trouble with mathematics can utilize WebMath (http://www.webmath.com), which provides calculating and instructional support for solving math problems from elementary through graduate school levels.
Assistive Products Discussed: READPLEASE PLUS
KURZWEIL 3000 FOR WINDOWS
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