Expanded Continuum of Assistive Technology for People With Visual ImpairmentsBy Wiazowski, Jaroslaw; Closing the Gap, Vol. 25, No. 4, pp. 13-15
Publication Date: October/November 2006
Article provides an overview of the types of assistive technology (AT) that can be used by people with visual disabilities. The technology is broken into four distinct categories: (1) access technology, which includes software and hardware than provides access to off-the-shelf computer products via auditory or tactile input; (2) AT for expanded curriculum, which includes technology that provides both access and assistance in a wide range of academic or extra-curricular activities; (3) AT for academics, which provides comprehensive support to students with visual disabilities, and (4) AT for additional support, which includes support for developing language, sentence structure, understanding tactile graphics, and other concepts. The author discusses what types of devices match up well with specific subject areas.
Published by: Closing the Gap, Inc. (Website:http://www.closingthegap.com)