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Assistive technology is essential in todays world to enable people who are blind or visually impaired to participate fully in school, work, and life. But which assistive technology tools are right for your students? This comprehensive handbook is the essential resource for teachers of students with visual impairments, administrators, technology professionals, and anyone who needs to keep up with the ever-changing world of technology. Assistive Technology For Students Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired: A Guide to Assessment contains a wealth of technical information translated into clear, user-friendly terms, including: An overview of the full range of assistive technology that students can use to manage information in print or electronic formats-whether they use vision, touch or hearing to access information How to select appropriate tools and strategies A structured process for conducting a technology assessment Detailed assessment forms that can be used to determine students technology needs and solutions to address them Advice on writing up program recommendations based on assessment results Reproducible, blank assessment forms
This handbook provides teachers with practical tips and advice on improving literacy skills for students with low vision with easy-to-understand explanations of vital topics such as interpreting eye reports, performing functional vision assessments, and working with low vision service providers along with chapters on games and activities that teachers can use in their classrooms.
A vital handbook that provides teachers with practical tips and advice on improving literacy skills for students with low vision. Easy-to-understand explanations of such topics as interpreting eye reports, performing functional vision assessments, and working with low vision service providers are included, along with chapters on games and activities that teachers can use in their classrooms. The valuable resource section, tables, sample reports, and sidebars offer essential information on assessing low-visi
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