Training: HSHT Coordinator Resources

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HSHT Site Coordinators’ Meeting; March 5, 2012

Click here to view and download the training handout


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.

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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.

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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.

Reading Features

  • 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.

Reading Software

Writing Features

  • Word Prediction
  • Spell Check
  • Grammar Check
  • Speech–to-Text / Voice Dictation
  • Graphic Organizers

Note Taking Features

  • Audio Recording Devices
  • Pen Movement Recording

Writing Software

Writing Hardware


  • Step-by-Step
  • Calculating/Electronic Work Sheet
  • Symbol Pallets

Math Software

Study Skills

  • Graphic Organizers

Study Skills Software

More Accessibility Information

Microsoft Accessibility: Web, Videos, Instructions:

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