4 Videos From The Georgia AT Team Showcase Tech Tools for Reading, Writing, Note-taking, Math
Searching for assistive technology solutions? Help is on the way.
Four Films, Apps Reviews
Four films uploaded in May to the Georgia Assistive Technology YouTube Channel are brimming with tech tools for learning. Find low-tech and high-tech solutions that are proven supports for students who struggle to read, write, take notes, and understand and perform math problems. Follow up with this AT team's app reviews.
Which Assistive Technology Tools Work?
With so many tools on the market, there is little doubt why finding a "just-right" tool for individual students requires a thoughtful assessment. Once that process is in place, the vetted resources found on the Georgia "Tools for Life AT Program" website can make the job of personalizing learning tools a bit easier.
In addition to the videos, check the product reviews that comprise the Tools for Life apps database. "Our Favorite Apps" lets teachers and others search by disability or multiple disabilities, as well as by price ranges and device types.
All the resources on this site are said to be used and/ or tested by one or more members of the Tools for Life team, and/or by colleagues from other Assistive Technology (AT) Act Programs, physical, occupational and speech language therapists; AT professionals; people with disabilities and other leaders in the disability community. Hopefully, the resources found here can build knowledge that helps educators make informed purchasing decisions.
Assistive Tech Resources
- Assistive Technology Solutions for Reading (6:32 min.) with Martha Rust embedded above
- Assistive Technology Solutions for Writing (8:14 min.) with Lynn Persaud
- Assistive Technology Solutions for Note taking (5:15 min.) with Lynn Persaud
- Assistive Technology Solutions for Math (4:04 min.) with Martha Rust
App Finder Tool
For more information, log on to the Georgia Tech Tools for Life Assistive Technology Act Program
Each state has assisive technology support programs funded by the federal government. Check your state for resources. In the Commonwealth of Virginia, here are selected resources:
- Virginia Department of Education's Assistive Technology Network: See the AT Consideration and Assessment tool, part of an abundance of resources, and a highlight — TTAConline!
- EduTools4U: What Is Assistive Technology? Free online 45-minute course with Marci Kinas Jerome. This offers a fast, easy, fun way to learn about AT and how it supports learners. Great for professional development. Create an account to view the module.
- George Mason University Assistive Technology Program (some coursework is fully online) offering degrees and certificates. Also see the Facebook page for news.
- Virgnia AT Resource Guide
- Virginia Assistive Technology System (VATS) the statewide program serving the Commonwealth
We Are AIM-VA
Accessible educational materials (AEM) help to create access to the curriculum for students with dyslexia, learning disabilities, vision or physical challenges, and others. A federally funded AEM program in every state assures that books in alternative formats are provided free of charge to eligible students with disabilities whose education teams take action. The AEM program operates under a legal exception to federal copyright law. Check out the AIM-VA home page to learn more about eligibility in Virginia. In other states, contact a special education teacher, a school administrator or download a list of AEM state contacts..