Assistant State Superintendent Marcella Franczkowski was honored to open the 25th anniversary Maryland Assistive Technology Network (MATN) Spring Institute on May 30th. Formed in 1994 through a partnership between the Maryland State Department of Education and Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Technology in Education, MATN connects educators, families, policy-makers, and leaders who are committed to […]
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Voice output devices ae a great option for children who struggle with verbally expressing themselves. This video provides an overview of how a voice output device helped a child named Libby progress:
Learn how tools like PDAs or smartphones can be valuable and powerful assistive technology tools for students.
Assistive technology for reading and writing are available for students both during school and when transitioning into the workplace. Watch the video for more information:
Assistive technology can give students the resources they need to successfully transition into the workforce. Andrew’s story in the video offers an example of how assistive technology can help.
Assistive technology can help children with everyday tasks. This video illustrates how assistive technology helped Samantha eat independently.
Learn how text-to-speech technology can help people with a wide range of abilities.
Watch this video to learn more about the Maryland Assistive Technology Network (MATN).
Assistive technology should be part of a thoughtful, integrated, data-informed approach to support students across educational environments and not seen as a stand-alone service delivered by one specialist, said Marcella E. Franczkowski.