The Visual Thesaurus is an interactive dictionary and thesaurus which creates word maps that blossom with meanings and branch to related words. Its display encourages exploration and learning. Available both as a desktop version and a web version. Additional features of Visual Thesaurus include Spelling Bee and Vocab Grabber. Spelling Bee: User is challenged by a series of words, with the spelling difficulty adapted to the user's individual skill level.
Despite the emphasis on technology and the rapid proliferation of assistive technology devices, little is known about the specific uses of assistive technology with persons who vary in disability type, severity, and age. The present study conducted a comprehensive review and a systematic analysis of published reports of assistive technology and skill acquisition of persons with disabilities. Uses of assistive technology, its benefits and obstacles, are reviewed. The results provide indications why technology is often abandoned.
This report provides a comparison of the post-high school experiences of youth with disabilities in 1990 and in 2005, who had been out of high school up to 4 years. It examines how differences between the two time periods varied across disability categories and demographic groups and, when data are available, how these differences compared with those of youth in the general population.
Many of the universal design features built into Apple hardware and software offer simple but powerful ways to support diverse learners' needs, both in classrooms and at home. This white paper provides an overview of educational technology policy and practice with concrete examples of how teachers, students, and parents can use Apple technology to make a difference for students with sensory and learning disabilities.
CTL's collection of rugged Chromebook laptops, monitors and tablets, including features such as plastic bumpers, reinforced ports, water-resistant keyboards, non-slip textures and carrying handles.
Interpretype® is a face-to-face communication system which meets Section 508 and ADA Compliance requirements by providing alternative solutions for individuals who are Deaf, speech impaired, or anyone in need of a non-verbal face-to-face conversation. Also known as an ITY, the new Interpretype does not require the use of on-site interpreters, VRS or VRI. However, the system is embedded with a capability to access these services whenever they are requested.
The touch monitors come in two sizes, 15" and 17". They feature IntelliTouch SAW (Surface Acoustic Wave) technology, which means you can operate them with your finger, a stylus or a pointing device.
The ELO LCD touch monitors are available in three sizes: 15”, 17” and the new 19” model. The flat panel comes with a removable tilt base with a VESA mounting option. Impervious to liquid spills and splashes, humidity and wash down, these screens are the most contamination resistant available. Drift free operation for a lifetime of 35 million finger touches.
Stages is a seven-level developmental framework that describes a learner's cognitive and language abilities. Stages helps schools comply with alternate assessment mandates by providing an accessible way to assess learners with special needs. Stages also serves as a selection guide for curriculum activities (including both software and off-computer activities). The sequence of seven Stages is based on the work of Madalaine Pugliese, a nationally recognized authority in the fields of assistive and instructional technologies.