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Intro. to assistive technology for students who are blind/vision impaired

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Online introduction to technology to support students who are blind/vision impaired

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What will I learn?

• What is assistive technology (AT).

• Advice on students using the computer well to make best use of Assistive Technology.

• About resources for students to learn or improve touch-typing skills.

• About Dragon Naturally Speaking – you talk, it types what you say and free alternatives in Google Docs, Microsoft Office 365 and on your phones.

• About free screen magnification and alteration options for the iPad and Windows.

• About magnification options for magnifying electronic and hard copies of text (incl. Zoomtext, Optiverso, Eclipse, Liberty Scholar.)

• About a variety of scanning, OCR, typing and other useful apps including LookOut, Seeing AI and Envision AI.

• About screen reading software (incl. JAWS and VoiceOver) and text to speech software (Kurzweil 100)

• How to get access to alternative learning materials and texts (electronic, audio, large print, Braille).

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