Assistive Technology for Reading Accommodations:From Low Tech to High–Tech
Kirk Behnke and Mike Marotta of MAK Technology Solutions joined Learning Ally on 9/24/14 in a webinar focused on helping teachers understand the array of assistive technology solutions available to them to assist their students with a need for reading accommodations. These solutions range from the simple highlighter to browser extensions to simplify the reading of Web articles.
“Design for your students – think of them first when choosing what supports to use in the classroom,” Kirk and Mike reminded us in their comprehensive webinar. Highlights of their discussion included:
Assistive technology at a glance
How to accomplish reading tasks with AT
SETT framework: Students, Environments, Tasks, Tools
Understanding your AT options with both low and high-tech applications
Best practices for ensuring success with AT in your classroom
The archived webinar is at Learning Ally.