Tag: Assistive technology

Ask Questions During College Visits about Assistive Technology Services

Amanda Morin, writing for  Understood,  prepared a helpful checklist discussing assistive technology (AT). Morin says that high school students who used  AT during high school, should  ask questions  during college visits about what AT services are available on campus.  Morin's list of questions is reproduced below. Assistive Technology Policies What’s the name of the office … Continue reading Ask Questions During College Visits about Assistive Technology Services

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LD Resources Foundation Awards Assistive Devices to College Students in Need

Getting the right assistive technology at the post-secondary level can be difficult for students with learning disabilities. It's especially tough for adults applying to college with disability documentation (e.g. test scores) that no longer satisfy the school's requirements for granting aid. Obtaining the  necessary tests can be time-consuming and costly. The LD Resources Foundation can … Continue reading LD Resources Foundation Awards Assistive Devices to College Students in Need

Google Docs Voice Typing Lets You Speak Instead of Type

Google Chrome users may be interested in this review from Extreme Tech about Google "Voice Typing."  According to the review: Voice Typing is different, though; it’s kind of a built-in version of Dragon NaturallySpeaking (for those of you who remember and/or still use that program). Voice Typing works in Chrome on the desktop, as well as … Continue reading Google Docs Voice Typing Lets You Speak Instead of Type

Helping Students with Visual Impairments: Resources, Tools and Technology to Foster School Success

The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that more than 650,000 students have visual disabilities in the United States. Academic barriers include a lack of faculty training and the pace of a traditional college classroom, to physical access to a college campus and the ability to navigate an online class. Addressing each need of students with visual … Continue reading Helping Students with Visual Impairments: Resources, Tools and Technology to Foster School Success

Augsburg College Recommends: Free and Low-Cost Assistive Technology

The Center for Learning and Accessible Student Services (CLASS)) at Augsburg College (MN) has a wonderful resource at their website. Featuring free or low-cost assistive technology tools,  CLASS staff provide information about apps and programs that are either free or that cost less than $25.00  The apps are organized by the following categories: Reading & … Continue reading Augsburg College Recommends: Free and Low-Cost Assistive Technology