Training: HSHT Coordinator Resources
HSHT Site Coordinators’ Meeting; March 5, 2012
Joe Tedesco, M.Ed., ATP
Learning and Development Manager
Joy Kniskern, M.Ed., CRCC
Assistive Technology & Reuse Director
Tools for Life:
Tools for Life, Georgia's Assistive Technology Act Program, gives more options for greater freedom by increasing access to and acquisition of assistive technology (AT) devices and services for Georgians of all ages and disabilities so they can live, learn, work, and play independently in communities of their choice.
Web Site: http://www.gatfl.org
The Alternative Media Access Center (AMAC) is committed to removing barriers for individuals with disabilities by improving the human condition through technology in academic and workplace environments. Incubated at the Georgia Institute of Technology, one of the nation’s top research universities, AMAC provides products and services to universities and colleges, government organizations, non-profit entities, and private corporations at competitive or reduced costs.
Web Site: http://amacusg.org
Content Area Features & Products
The following are a list of features (tools that are a part of software and hardware) and software & hardware for content area student needs. This is a ‘short list as there are MANY options available.
- Text-to-Speech (TTS)
- Audio Files
- Definition Look Up: Get definitions of words in an e-text file.
- Summary Tool: Summarizes e-text.
- Highlight Tool: Allows text to be highlighted while in electronic format. Can be extracted for notes and easily consolidated.
- Universal Reader Plus
- Text Help Read and Write
- Type It Read It
- Word Prediction
- Spell Check
- Grammar Check
- Speech–to-Text / Voice Dictation
- Graphic Organizers
Note Taking Features
- Audio Recording Devices
- Pen Movement Recording
- Talking Word Processor (Premier)
- TextHelp Read& Write
- Microsoft Voice Recognition
- Speak & See :
- Live Scribe Pen
- Calculating/Electronic Work Sheet
- Symbol Pallets
- Solved by Bagatrix
- Graphic Organizers
Study Skills Software
- Inspiration & Webspiration
More Accessibility Information
Microsoft Accessibility: Web, Videos, Instructions: http://www.microsoft.com/enable/
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