Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Technology...from the Basic Computer to Assistive Technology

Every morning I wake up and read my emails, my RSS feeds and news from around the world. I have contact with my mother in Florida  and talk to brilliant-computer-sis who has moved to the other side of the world through Facetime or videochat. I keep track of my life and the world that my sons live in through the wonders of modern technology. Everything is at your fingertips.

If you want to know about an issue it is out there for you to find it. Technology is leading us into an unknown that is exciting, with so many positive possibilities. Furthermore, technology has had a profound effect on those with disabilities. Assistive technology has provided those who are learning disabled,  nonverbal and/or physically disabled the ability to join the wider world.

Assistive technology from NIH HERE

Read more HERE from NCLD about assistive technology.

Assistive technology for kids with LD  HERE

PACER on assistive technology  HERE and HERE

Information page from the Assistive Technology Industry Association HERE.

A list of types of assistive technology from Microsoft  HERE.

Family Guide to Assistive Technology HERE

National Public Website on Assistive Technology (from Georgia Tech HERE) and HERE

Assistive Technology page from NICHCY (online until Sept. 30, 2014) HERE