Franczkowski Emphasizes Importance of Integrating Assistive Technology

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. Continue Reading Franczkowski Emphasizes Importance of Integrating Assistive Technology

Helpful to Know: Strategies for Working with Children with a Visual Impairment

What are some effective strategies for working with children who have a visual impairment? Verbally and specifically narrate what is happening in the classroom at any given time so students always feel included Communicate with families and other professionals to share information and strategies Adapt activities to promote independence Provide multi-sensory, tactile, and experiential learning… Continue Reading Helpful to Know: Strategies for Working with Children with a Visual Impairment

A child's hand glides over a page of a book written in Unified English braille.

Unified English Braille (UEB)

Braille is a system that enables blind and visually impaired people to read and write through touch. It was devised by Louis Braille in 1821 and consists of raised dots arranged in “cells.” There are many resources are available to help with the transition to Unified English Braille. Continue Reading Unified English Braille (UEB)

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Voices from the Assistive Technology Field

Hear what assistive technology experts Penny Reed and Kelly Fonner have to say about each phase of the AT Cycle. If you would like to view the videos with closed captioning, please make sure you have the caption option turned on in your media player.  You also can use the short-cut “Ctrl + SHIFT +… Continue Reading Voices from the Assistive Technology Field