Assistive Technology advances have changed the lives of students who are blind or visually impaired. These advances have allowed for greater access to curriculum materials and classroom environments, as well as greater ease in completing educational tasks and assignments. Devices available include low tech items such as magnifiers, dark-lined paper, large print materials and telescopes. Video magnifiers (CCTVs), screen readers, screen enlargement software, talking book readers and computerized braille notetakers are high-tech options that are available when low-tech options are not sufficient. Factors to consider when looking at assistive technology options include tasks required, level and status of vision, other disabilities, and learning channels.
Pre-SETT forms for Vision Support staff: SETT forms for Vision
JAWS screen reader:
JAWS customer support:
Low Vision Products:
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