Assistive Technology: introduction

These links will get you started.  Please add your links and discoveries as comments below. 

The Assistive Technology Training Online Project (ATTO), School of Public Health and Health Professions, University at Buffalo, State University of New York http://atto.buffalo.edu/

Bitstrips for Schools – quick and easy comic creation! http://www.bitstripsforschools.com/

Inclusive Design Research Centre, OCAD University http://snow.idrc.ocad.ca/

Learn Ontario – build digital literacy – a how-to guide for many things technological

http://learnontario.ca/search;jsessionid=F6E1F7BA68D2A5423C83B64F66EA9970

OISE Ministry Licensed Software and Web Services

http://www.oise.utoronto.ca/ec/Services/Computers_Software/Ministry_Licensed_Software/index.html

Ontario Software Acquisition Program Advisory Committee – this is a virtual encyclopedia of programs with detailed descriptions and links.  A must go-to! http://www.osapac.org/cms/

Word Q – one of my favourite tools http://www.goqsoftware.com/en/writing-products/wordq/

From TDSB – Annotated List of Licensed Software

http://www.tdsb.on.ca/wwwdocuments/parents/special_education_2/docs/OSAPAC_complete_information%20_3_.pdf

From DSDN: Overview of some programs, ways of getting software and funding claims in Ontario  http://www.dsbn.edu.on.ca/schools/supportservices/se/technology.html

From the Council of Ontario Directors of Education (CODE) – Advisory on Technology http://www.ontariodirectors.ca/CODE_Advisories/Downloads/CODE%20Advisory%20No%203%20WEB.pdf

From the Ontario Ministry of Education

http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/policyfunding/memos/may2010/DOE_Software_2009_2010_May2010.pdf

 

 

Note: This is a PERSONAL blog, not an official Ontario Ministry of Education website.  This is a forum for sharing. 

Please add comments and your favourite resources (and let me know if there are any dead links!)  Thank you!

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Filed under Assistive Technology, How to Teach Students with Special Needs

2 responses to “Assistive Technology: introduction

  1. http://www.readplease.com/
    has a free download for text-to-speech software. the download doesn’t expire either!

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