Repeater Average IPPs IPPs Adults
self on file
s Previous identified
OL 39% 35% 26% 5% 0
Print 33% 33% 6% 6% 6%
Repeaters Average Average IPPs IPPs Adults
self on file
School Diploma Mark
40% 52% 48.7% 11% 3% 16%
Why Assistive Tech?
The fairness debate.
UDL Overview: http://youtu.be/bDvKnY0g6e4
Rick Lavoie on Fairness
This 8 month old baby was born deaf, watch the
moment as his cochlear implant is activated and
hears sound for the first time, and his mother's
What assistive tech do we use
everyday? Is it fair?
Technology Original Purpose Current Use
Predictive Text Quadra-pelagic Head Google Searches – Is it
activated communication Fair?
Wheel chair ramps Wheel chairs Baby strollers
Potential Barriers to Learning
Potential Barrier to Tool/Strategy Effective / Ineffective?
Reading Ability Text to Speech
Blueprint to Build Capacity in
Creates vision Establishes a
ADLC Senior Implements
with Community of
Admin Team Strategy plans to
stakeholders Practice (CoP)
Establishes Supports teachers
Coordinators & Provides flexibility
respect of learner to develop
Department of curriculum
differences as courses with UDL
Heads redesign and PD
school culture principles
Encourages Participate in
Understands learner voice CoP and
learner and choice,
difference and applies UDL personal goals to
UDL principles principles in support UDL
Self selects and Becomes a self
Understand how uses appropriate directed and
they learn best tools to support independent
learning tasks learner
What does buy in depend
Does adding UDL
benefit the function
Does UDL benefit Does UDL
the learning of my streamline my
Instructional Practice for UDL:
Flexible Groups/Co-operative Learning
Assessment for/of/as learning
UBD – Understanding by Design
Social and Academic Inclusion of Students with
Ten Steps Toward Universal
Design of Online Courses
1) Content first, then design.
2) Provide simple, consistent navigation.
3) Include an accommodation statement.
4) Choose LMS tools carefully.
Students who use assistive technology - Students receiving
the accommodation of "extended time"
5) Model and teach good discussion board etiquette.
6) Use color with care. Provide good color contrast.
7) Provide accessible document formats.
8) Choose fonts carefully.
9) Convert PowerPoint™ to accessible HTML.
10) If it's auditory make it visual; if it's visual make it
Accessibility in Microsoft
Accessibility Features in Office 2010
Find and Fix Accessibility Issues in Word 2010
Creating Accessible Documents - Word,
PowerPoint and Adobe
Accessibility in Windows 7
Make your computer
easier to use - get
a questionnaire. (ie.
color, sound, font
screen. Each has
an Accessibility Demo
Apple includes assistive technology in its products as
standard features — at no additional cost.
For example, iPhone, iPad, iPod, and OS X include screen
magnification and VoiceOver, a screen-access technology,
for the blind and visually impaired.
To assist those with cognitive and learning disabilities,
every Mac includes an alternative, simplified user interface
that rewards exploration and learning. And, for those who
find it difficult to use a mouse, every Mac computer
includes Mouse Keys, Slow Keys, and Sticky Keys, which
adapt the computer to the user’s needs and capabilities.
Apple Assistive Tech for Diverse Learners
1) Settings - General - Accessibility - Vision -
Speak Auto-text ON and set Speaking Rate.
2) Settings - General - Siri - ON (available for
iPhone 5/4S, iPad2/3, iPad mini, iPod Touch
- to activate Siri, hold down the iPad Home button
for 2 seconds
- use to open apps, set up reminders “Remind me
to call my mom”, weather “What will the weather
be like tomorrow?” for local or ask for a specific
city (great for Social Studies and calendar work
with students), send a tweet, do a web search,
etc. Also, Siri with VoiceOver can speak any
response texts from Siri.
takes away the clutter of the web and saves
info in a personalized format. CBC News.
"MyStudyBar is a tool which helps overcome
problems that students commonly experience
with studying, reading and writing. The tool
consists of a set of portable open source and
freeware applications....MyStudyBar puts a
whole range of individual and essential tools at
your fingertips. Together, these...
Audacity is a free, easy-to-use
and multilingual audio editor and recorder for
Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux and other
operating systems. Can use it to record live
audio, convert old recordings, edit .mp3/.wav
sound files, cut-copy-splice-mix sounds
together, change speed/pitch, etc.
Easy to attach to an email or put into a
How - to use
Dragon Naturally Speaking -
software and app
Dragon speech recognition software makes it
easier for anyone to use a computer. You talk,
and it types. Use your voice to create and edit
documents or emails, lunch applications, open
files, control your mouse, and more. Quickly
and easily capture your thoughts and ideas.
Paperport Notes App
Take note taking to a whole new level by
leveraging your iPad to capture hand written
notes, dictation notes, typed text, images, web
content and audio.
Evernote partners with Ispeech
iOS - iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
- Built-in VoiceOver, Zoom, White on Black (see
YouTube video explaining first three), Speak
Selection, Tactile Buttons, Large Text, Headset
Compatibility, Audible Alerts, Digit-
Eyes App, Eyeglasses App, Apple TV for
- MonoAudio, FaceTime, Skype, Closed
Captioning of iTunes content, soundAMP
R App, Sign 4 Me App, Music - podcasts,
audiobooks, voice recordings, speeches, Voice
Accessibility in IE9
Chrome Vox - screen reader for visually impaired
users. Video example.
Chrome Vis - magnifies any selected text on a
webpage for users with low vision. Video
SpeakIt! - converts text into speech.
Readability - takes away the clutter of the web
and saves info in a personalized format. CBC
10 Apps that can enhance your
lessons through UDL
Notas do Editor
learn about Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to understand how your learners learn best.redesign the learning activities so learners have access to multiple strategies that best meet their needs and the way they learn best.encourage learners to create learning goals and a plan describing the strategies and resources that are appropriate to meet their learning goals.encourage learners to select how they choose to access and engage with content.