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The Livescribe smartpen is an assistive technology
aide that facilitates the note taking and learning process. Recording classroom discussions and taking fewer notes allows the dyslexic student to spend more time listening and learning.
For children with Dyslexia.
Timing issue. It combines your notes and the audio into one file for you. less on writing every word but it also frees you up to daydream and rely solely on the pen. It records an audio file of the lecture or conversation while it "watches" your notes with its infrared sensor. . many DISADVANTAGES It does allow you to focus functions and compatibility make it an ideal product for the note taker.ADVANTAGES Its ease of use.
PICO VIDEO MAGNIFIER .
Description: Created for convenience. For Person with Visual Impairment . It has adjustable brightness and autofocus for ease of use. allows for choice between color. black on white or negative text viewing modes adapting to a range of low vision needs.I.
Very small. . a person with low vision might misplace it.ADVANTAGES Light and handy Rechargeable battery DISADVANTAGES It needs electricity to Can magnify small text and pictures Easy-to-Use Controls No assembly or set up required recharge the battery once it dies.
Tips in taking care:
Proper cleaning Keep in dry area
Do not place it anywhere to avoid any damages
SUPER PHONE RINGER
An adjustable super loud ringer that lets you know
when your phone is ringing. Bright red visual ring flasher visually alerts you to an incoming phone call. For difficulty HEARING
. Adjustable ring volume control lets you adjust the volume to your preference.ADVANTAGES People with hard of hearing DISADVANTAGES EXPENSIVE can access to the other people through the use of the technology (telephone). .and set the tone of the ring to best suit your hearing.
Tips in taking care: Don't abuse the phone ringer Keep it safe at all times Don’t drop your phone Avoid moisture and heat Clean it properly .
TOPAZ DESKTOP VIDEO MAGNIFIER .
Description: It makes seeing type. Just place a letter or picture on the moveable reading table. For Poor VISION . Your document displays in super large size on the screen. handwriting. Anything that fits on the reading table can be magnified. and small details easier than ever before.I. and adjust the magnification level and display colors to work best for your eyesight.
Not all are knowledgeable how to use it . Philippines Needs electricity. step through the enhanced color modes. Control the space allotment for each split screen view Mask out what you do not want to see Add vertical or horizontal lines to keep your place You can increase and decrease magnification.if there is a shortage of electricity you cannot use it. It will be damage if there is wet material beside it. and adjust brightness.ADVANTAGES Easy to connect to your PC Magnify split views of your DISADVANTAGES Expensive Not available here in the document and PC screen horizontally or vertically.
Tips in taking care: Always clean the area where the technology is place Keep away from water Always check the machine or clean it .
TELECOMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY .
I. When he signs to the interpreter. his comments are voiced to hearing participants through TV speakers. Students with Hearing Impairment . Description: Student sees a Deaf Link interpreter on his TV screen. those comments are transmitted by microphone and video camera to Deaf Link where they are signed for him by the interpreter. When a hearing person speaks.
make general/comparative or specific study and others. conference. debate. convey message. It saves time of involved people.ADVANTAGES Via Video Conferencing two or DISADVANTAGES technical difficulties always more people can communicate irrespective of their distant locations which were highly impossible in ancient era. It is used to arrange a meeting. . Teleconference participants may get disconnected from the meeting or have trouble connecting in the first place. exists. group discussion. teleconferencing merely can’t replace face-to-face communication. It helps to provide required data. deliver presentation. company or organization. It saves energy of participants and others.
Tips in taking care: • Keeping your technology equipment clean is important for proper functioning. • Making sure the equipment is clear of debris will help to keep it from entering the equipment and causing damage. . • Keeping your equipment in proper temperatures will help to keep it running properly.
Braille Embosser .
I. Using Braille translation software. a document can be embossed with relative ease. . that renders text as tactile Braille cells. Person with visual impairment. necessarily an impact printer. Description: A Braille embosser is a printer. making Braille production much more efficient and cost-effective.
ADVANTAGES Easy to use Not time consuming DISADVANTAGES Not handy It can’t be use without Paper handling Can access information electricity more quickly and perform tasks that involve reading or writing .
. inside part of it.Tips in taking care: • Check the technology always with the help of an expert to assist you in cleaning the Braille embosser especially in the.
Teacher Teardrop Microphone .
I. It is standard with all audio enhancement microphones. Description: A smarter charger for microphone. Person with Hearing Impairment .
microphone off and switch to the charge mode when the charger is plugged in.ADVANTAGES It extends battery life. saves DISADVANTAGES Automatically turn the energy and money. Monitors the power usage and prevents the battery from being discharged too far. . Brings a new level of convenience to the classroom.
Word Processor .
Description: A word processor is the type of software.I. It is like a keyboard .
and guidelines for software selection are provided. research on its effectiveness is examined. Although within a predefined document layout some parameters can be adjusted. programs are reviewed. research on its effectiveness is examined. the design of a whole new layout is difficult and takes a lot of time. .ADVANTAGES • A tool for teaching written DISADVANTAGES • Available word-processing self-expression to students with learning disabilities are discussed. a tool for teaching written selfexpression to students with learning disabilities are discussed.
Once the keyboard is created. or words you are using in reading instruction. . you type in the words you want your students to use in their stories. if you have a touch screen. the student can choose the words they need by clicking on the picture squares or touching the screen.Tips in taking care: • As a teacher. That could be sight words you are working on from the dolch lists.
EYE GAZE BOARD .
For children with speech and orthopedic impairment. Description: An eye gaze communication board (also known as an e-tran) is a vertically held/mounted board. that enables children with severe speech and orthopedic impairments. . made of plexiglass or sturdy paper with a window cut in the middle.I.
disabled persons An eye gaze board will be increased if it introduces during an activity that is enjoyable to the individual to complex literacy skills Needs to understand communicative intent Need for concrete representation Visual issues comprising use of symbols or dynamic display Need exposure to wide variety of vocabulary . that will pioneer the use of computers by nonverbal.ADVANTAGES Cater to whatever each DISADVANTAGES Limited symbolic functioning particular individual would like to express their thoughts that no one should be deprived of Developing a system called EYETRACKING.
and the upper left is always blue. On the bottom row. Each letter is assigned a color. the upper middle is always pink. the colors remain stable: green. those are the first letters that should be taught. and orange. there are six possible positions for letters. make more sense as you read how it is used. . Lowercase letters are used because those are the letters most frequently encountered in reading materials. The upper left position is always yellow. Care must be taken to insure that the student and teacher are both viewing the same letter box and color when they mutually look at a position on the eye gaze board. thus. brown. This eye gaze board is set up with five different boxes containing five to six letters each. In each box.Tips in taking care: The arrangement of the eye gaze board will. hopefully.
Refreshable Braille Display .
• For person with visual impairment. pins are controlled electronically to move up and down to display characters as they appear on the display of the source system . Description: • A braille display is a tactile device consisting of a row of special 'soft' cells.I. A soft cell has 6 or 8 pins made of metal or nylon.usually a computer or braille note taker. .
if there is no electricity it can’t be use • Not handy • Easily damage when wet and when it’s not properly handled .ADVANTAGES • Easy to operate and use • A help to visually impaired • • • • • DISADVANTAGES • Expensive • Not readily available in the children Easy to learn Not time consuming Can access information more quickly and correctly Can perform tasks that involve mostly in writing Can help in becoming a computer literate Philippines • Electrically dependent.
Consult with an expert if problem is encountered.Tips in taking care: • Always clean the assistive tool as well as the area • • • • • where it is placed. . Check the tool always. Always clean its internal part with the help of the expert. Keep it away from children. Refrain from over using the tool.
TOUCH WINDOW .
Description: • Allow the children to “navigate” and “interact” with the computer by touching the screen. rather than operating the screen to replace the mouse action. • For children with Autism. .I. • The use of the touch screen can assist a student who experiences difficulty understanding the abstract relationship between the mouse action and the resulting action on the screen.
• Increase in in-seat behavior. • Ultimately. overly dependent on a device. • Increase in fine motor skills. • Expensive • Can’t operate without power. . • Increase in overall attention DISADVANTAGES • Causes individual to become span. a person with disability functions more dependent as a result of assistive technology.ADVANTAGES • Increase in focus/attention.
Tips in taking care: Keep it clean and use regularly. Do not overuse the computer. Keep it in a proper and air-conditioned place. .
Scanning Pen .
store and transfer your printed text as well as smaller images to your computer. Simply take the pen scanner across the text.I. It is used the same way you use a highlighter. • For students with dyslexia. The pen scanner will let you scan. instead of reading it. Description: • A portable device in which dyslexic people can use to listen to text. .
numbers and bar codes The scanner pen is relatively easy to use. Reads cursive writing. Reads text. cannot scan three dimensional objects. Users must scan the pen carefully across the text for it to work correctly. Most pen read at a 1000 characters per second.ADVANTAGES It is much faster than DISADVANTAGES It is limited to use because it copying or typing. The text can be quickly transferred to a computer for editing or auditory use. and rescanning is necessary. The pen recognizes over 50 languages. . Sometimes text is misread by the pen. Children with weak coordination may need practice with the pen. There is a decrease in quality when you scan the object because of both software and hardware limitations.
Do not introduce stapled items or pages into the scanner. Do not scan documents that have chipped or un-dried White-Out. Severe shock can cause degradation in performance. . Always store in protected packaging or in the original box. even POSTIT paper. Clean your scanning pen using a soft cloth. Do not insert any type of adhesive material .Tips in taking care: Keep your scanning pen away from liquids and direct sunlight at all times. Take precautions not to drop unto hard surfaces.
Caption Telephone .
I. • For people with hard of hearing. A captioned telephone is a special telephone that has a built-in screen to display in text (captions) everything the other person on the call says. Description: Much like a caption TV. .
ADVANTAGES Useful for people who have DISADVANTAGES Captioned telephones and difficulty in hearing for a better communication by reading what the other people says. Volume amplification can be adjusted. We can’t have access without electricity. . Has the ability to save captions for review later and answering machine functionality CTS are not available in every state It is not portable. The captioning function can be turned off when not needed. A generous-sized display screen on the phone that’s easy to see and easy to read. Captel can’t work without internet connection.
Always maintain its cleanliness and as much as possible do not let dusts take over. Do not expose to direct sunlight and too warm places. .Tips in taking care: Keep in a safe and comfortable area. Stay away from liquid and other solvent.
SCREEN MAGNIFIER .
A screen magnifier is software that interfaces with a computer's graphical output to present enlarged screen content.I. Description: • . . visually impaired people with little or no functional vision usually use a screen reader. It is a type of assistive technology suitable for visually impaired people with some functional vision. • For students with defective visions.
ADVANTAGES • There are lots of types of DISADVANTAGES • Time consuming to use. easy to orient at first hand experience. What they need to do is magnify them until the size that that matches for them. • Confusing at first. . since it is not a usual software. Not visual problems and having computer screen magnifier software really helps them to read the letter and sees the picture in computer.
. • Keep on updating the software.Tips in taking care: • Always use the software whenever using the PC so that work may run as fast and smooth .
Writing Slant Board .
• For children with visual impairments. . Description: • Adjustable writing slant boards are boards that you can keep on top of your work surface to help you read and write comfortably. Special needs children too. are able to position themselves and study better with slant boards. Here are some of the benefits of using adjustable writing slant boards.I.
. this can eliminate back and neck pressure caused by improper posture. By giving the user leverage. which effectively improves handwriting and increases comfort while writing. he/she no longer needs to “hunch” over a desk in order to work. Because they bring your work to the user. home everyday. slant boards encourage proper wrist position while writing. When used over time.ADVANTAGES Slant boards promote better DISADVANTAGES • It is too large to be carried functional postural position.
and so on. .Tips in taking care: • Keeping your technology equipment clean is important for proper functioning. There are several items to use that will clean equipment. feather duster. Making sure the equipment is clear of debris will help to keep it from entering the equipment. putting a case or cover over the technology item will keep dust away. air sprays. Getting rid of any dust or particles will help to keep it clean. This can include a cloth. In addition.
Enablemart Keyboard .
bold print for high visibility low-profile keys for unmatched comfort and ease of use. and internet and email access •USB connection over-sized.I. For: •Low vision •Autism •Specific Learning Disability . •103 keys •9 Multimedia Hot Keys: one touch music and video control. Description: •Features the largest print on keycaps available.
ADVANTAGES •letters are larger and easier to see •easy access to common computer DISADVANTAGES • This could be expensive compared to the conventional keyboards • Specialized with only less multimedia hot keys .
•Do not place on a wet place. . •Cover it with a cloth when not using.Tips in taking care: •It should be keep tidy and clean.
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