Assistive Technology Checklist

return to home page Digital Cameras in Education eBooks in Education Technology Enhanced Literature Circles Effective Distance Education Assistive Technology in Education Teaching Science with Dinosaur Footprints Science Education Resources Other Technology Applications and Fun Stuff
Quick menu - click on the above images

  return to homepage
more about us
courses we teach
educational resources
some of our books and other publications
workshops that we will present
some of our recent presentations
search the DrsCavanaugh site
contact us by email

Title | Defining AT | Defining IT | Defining AET | AT Categories | AT Checklist | AT Accommodations | Screen Readers | Example Materials

Assistive Technology Checklist
(Assistive Educational Technology)

Mechanics of Writing o Adapted paper (e.g. raised line, highlighted lines)
o Slantboard
o Typewriter
o Portable word processor
o Computer
o Pencil/pen with adaptive grip
o Other
Computer Access o Keyboard w/ Easy Access or Access DOS
o Word prediction, abbreviation/expansion to reduce keystrokes
o Keyguard
o Arm support (e.g. Ergo Rest)
o Track ball/touch pad/joystick with onscreen keyboard
o Alternate keyboard (e.g. IntelliKeys, Discover Board, TASH)
o Mouth stick/ Head Master/ Tracker w/ on-screen keyboard
o Switch with Morse code
o Switch with scanning
o Voice recognition software
o Other
Mobility o Walker
o Grab rails
o Manual wheelchair
o Powered mobility toy (e.g. Cooper Car, GoBot)
o Powered wheelchair with joystick, head switch or sip/puff control
o Other
Composing Written Material o Word cards/word book/word wall
o Pocket dictionary/thesaurus
o Electronic/talking electronic dictionary/ thesaurus/spell checker (e.g., Franklin Bookman)
o Word processor with spell checker/grammar checker
o Word processor with word prediction (e.g. Co:Writer) to facilitate spelling and sentence construction
o Talking word processor for multisensory typing
o Multimedia software for expression of ideas (assignments)
o Voice recognition software
o Other
Communication o Communication board/book with pictures/objects/letters/words
o Eye gaze board/frame
o Simple voice output device (e.g. Big Mack, Cheap Talk, Voice in a Box, MicroVoice, Talking Picture Frame, Hawk)
o Voice output device with levels (e.g. 6 Level Voice in a Box, Macaw, Digivox)
o Voice output /device with icon sequencing (e.g. AlphaTalker, Liberator, Chatbox)
o Voice output device with dynamic display (e.g. Dynavox,Speaking Dynamically with laptop computer/Freestyle)
o Device with speech synthesis for typing (e.g. Cannon Communicator, Link, Write:OutLoud with laptop computer)
o Other
Environmental Control o Light switch extension
o Use of Powerlink and switch to turn on electrical appliances (e.g. radio, fan, blender, etc.)
o Radio/infrared/remote controlled appliances
o Other
Recreation & Leisure o Use of battery interrupter and switch to operate a toy
o Universal cuff to hold crayons, markers, paint brush
o Adapted toys and games (e.g. toy with adaptive handle)
o Modified utensils (e.g. rollers, stampers, scissors)
o Ergo Rest to support arm for drawing/painting
o Drawing/graphic program on computer (e.g. Kid Pix, Blocks in Motion)
o Playing games on the computer
o Music software on computer
o Adaptive sporting equipment (e.g. Lighted/bell ball, Velcro mitt)
o Other
Aids for Daily Living (ADLs) o Adaptive eating devices (e.g. foam handle on utensil)
o Adaptive drinking devices (e.g. cup with cut out rim)
o Adaptive dressing equipment (e.g. button hook, reacher)
o Other
Reading o Changes in text size, spacing, color, background color
o Book adapted for page turning (e.g. page fluffers, 3 ring binder)
o Use of pictures with text (e.g. Picture It, Writing with Symbols)
o Talking electronic device/ software to pronounce challenging words (e.g. Franklin Bookman, American Heritage Dictionary)
o Scanner with OCR and talking word processor
o Electronic books
o Other
Learning/Studying o Print or picture schedule
o Low tech aids to find materials (i.e., index tabs, color coded folders)
o Highlight text (e.g. markers, highlight tape, ruler, etc.)
o Voice output reminders for assignments, steps of task, etc.
o Software for manipulation of objects/concept development (e.g. Blocks in Motion, Toy Store) may use alternate input device, e.g. switch, touch window
o Software for organization of ideas and studying (e.g. ClarisWorks, Inspiration, Outline, Power Point, HyperStudio etc.)
o Recorded material (books on tape, taped lectures with number coded index, etc.)
o Other
Math o Abacus/ Math Line
o Calculator /calculator with print out
o Talking calculator
o Calculator with large keys and/or large LCD print out
o On screen calculator
o Software with cueing for math computation (may use adapted input methods)
o Software for manipulation of objects
o Tactile/voice output measuring devices (e.g. clock, ruler)
o Other
Positioning & Seating o Non-slip surface-on chair to prevent slipping (e.g. Dycem)
o Bolster, rolled towel, blocks for feet
o Adapted/alternate chair, sidelyer, stander
o Custom fitted wheelchair or insert
o Other
Vision
Visual Aids
o Eye glasses
o Magnifier
o Large print books
o CCTV (closed circuit television)
o Screen magnifier (mounted over screen)
o Screen magnification software (e.g. CloseView, Zoom Text)
o Screen color contrast (e.g. CloseView)
o Screen reader (e.g. OutSpoken), text reader
o Braille translation software
o Braille printer
o Enlarged or Braille/tactile labels for keyboard
o Alternate keyboard with enlarged keys
o Braille keyboard and note taker (e.g. Braille 'n Speak)
o Other
Hearing
Assistive Listening
o Pen and paper
o Computer/portable word processor
o TTY/TDD for phone access with or without relay
o Signaling device (e.g. flashing light or vibrating pager)
o Closed Captioning
o RealTime captioning
o Phone amplifier
o Computer aided note-taking
o Screen flash for alert signals on computer
o Personal amplification system
o Hearing aid
o FM system
o Loop system
o Infrared system
o Other

adapted from several sources including Michigan's Assistive Technology Resource http://198.109.129.103/default.htm, and Rehabilitation Engineering Society of North America (RESNA)

Site Search

Drs.Cavanaugh

 

Send mail to cavanaugh@drscavanaugh.org with questions or comments about this web site.
Copyright 2006 Drs.Cavanaugh  Last modified: March 06, 2008