VI Assistive Technology
Assistive Technology can level the playing field for individuals who are blind or visually impaired. Learn more about assistive technology devices available for individuals who are blind or visually impaired.
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Any adaptive device or service that increases participation, achievement or independence for a student with a disability may be considered assistive technology (AT). Assistive technology helps students who are visually impaired (with and without additional disabilities) increase their access to the general curriculum and improve their academic performance. It is important to thoughtfully consider what devices, tools and technologies will be appropriate to meet the student's individual and unique learning needs. AT devices should not give students an unfair advantage, but instead, should provide them with the independence to compete effectively with peers.
A range of assistive technology devices are available for students who are blind or visually impaired. This page provides an overview of AT related to visual impairments.
There is a wide variety of assistive technology specific to persons who are blind or visually impaired. This page provides resource lists of low tech and high tech devices that can be used with persons who are blind or have low vision.
Students will need instruction in the use of, features of and proper care of various types of assistive technology. This page provides information on the instructing students in the use of AT.
There are a number of great apps to use with students. Apps that you will find here are those that I have used myself, have been rated well on applevis.com (a community of persons who are blind or visually impaired that trial and rate apps) or have seen featured in conferences.
The Perkins Braillewriter is a GREAT tool, but as with any device, it can break down and need repair. It can be very difficult to find someone who has experience repairing braillewriters. Perkins has put together some videos that will walk you through the repair process. This page provides links to the various videos.
Any adaptive device or service that increases participation, achievement or independence for a student with a disability may be considered assistive technology (AT). This page a list of AT resources for students who are blind or visually impaired.
The vendors on this page specialize in materials and equipment specifically for people who are blind or visually impaired. Some products are available exclusively by the vendor while other materials are available commercially.
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The TVI's Guide to Teaching the ECC Complete Set includes the following:
The LOTTO Cards Grab and Go Supplement includes 37 theme related unit cards along with activity suggestions that support activities within the TVI's Guide to Teaching the ECC.
On My Way File Folder Cards
Print and use these cards to represent locations the student may visit that are related to the current thematic unit. Use these with the On My Way File Folder Game outlined in the TVI's Guide to Teaching the ECC p. 27.
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Bonus pages include tutorials, printables, interactive sensory story downloads, and interactive choice making, matching and visual discrimination computer games (PowerPoint based interactive games), and job task activities.
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