BVI: Assistive Technology

How-To Resources for specific AT devices can now be found at our Evaluation/Loan Program Link

Check out our new "Apple Resources" and "Google Docs Help" and "Additional BVI AT Resources".  Please feel free to add your own hints and discoveries to these pages using the Comments Feature at the bottom of each page.

Resources for the consideration of Assistive Technology


MATCH  (Planning Guide for Assistive Technology) 

 
SETT Framework Resources 

 

IEP 101: How do I write the IEP to reflect AT consideration?

"High-Tech" Tools Chart:

Having gone through the SETT process to determine your student’s unique needs and abilities, the following chart is meant to assist you in consideration of “high-tech” tools available through the BVI loan program. 

 

General Name of Tool

 

 

 

Potential use for tasks

 

 

Electronic Braille Writer

Electronic note taker with/brl display (B)

Digital Book Players

*audio only. (Most notetakers include digital book players)

 

Scanning and Text-to-Speech Programs (for scan and read options, not Screenreading Software)

Near-distance Video Magnifier

CCTV  (video magnifier work station)

Hand-held video magnifier

Screen Magnification Software

Screenreading Software [speech (S) &refreshable Braille (B)]

Refreshable Braille device

Developing early reading skills

(decoding, etc.)

x

 X - B

 

X

X

X

 

X

 

 X

Reading for meaning

(Reading extended text, including auditory)

 

X – B

X

X

X

 

 

 

 

X

X

Increasing reading rate

X

X

X

X

 

In some cases

 

 

X

X

Notetaking

X

X

X – w/voice recorder

X

 

 

 

X

X

X

Writing and Editing

X

X

 

 

 

X

In some cases

X

X

X

Accessing boardwork

Powerpoints (P), Smartboards (S), Whiteboards (W)

 

P: X

 

 

 

P: X

S: X

W: X

 

 

P: X

 

P: X

 

P: X

 

Accessing fine print, maps, etc.

 

 

 

 

X

X

X

On computer only

 

 

Efficient computer access

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

X

X

X

Accessing and completing Math work

X

X – limited

(no graphics)

X – limited (auditory access only)

X – basic math only. Limited access to symbols and graphics.

X

X

X

X – computer access only

 X - basic math. limited access to symbols and graphics.

 

Accessing Musical notation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Writing Musical notation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recording music

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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Joya Bromeland Musa,
Oct 6, 2011, 3:22 PM
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