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Virtual Multisensory Room
http://www.helpkidzlearn.com/stories/sensory-room
Virtual Multisensory Room
Look at the pictures and tell the story in your own words: What can you see in the multisensory room? Do you like the bubble tube or disco lights best? Click a mouse, touch the screen or press a switch to see what happens next.
A fun cause and effect activity - look at the pictures and talk about the story in your own words: What can you see in the multi-sensory room? Do you like the bubble tube or disco lights best? Touch the screen to see what happens next. Switch access for one or two switches is included for users with motor difficulties who need switch input.
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Assistive Technology: Resource Roundup
http://www.edutopia.org/assistive-technology-resources
Assistive Technology: Resource Roundup
Edutopia's guide to assistive technology will help you navigate some of the available websites, resources, and tools related to assistive technology and accessible instructional materials: from getting started, to tips, to finding appropriate technology and need-specific resources.
Finding Assistive Technology | Tips and Tools | Need-Specific Resources | Universal Design for Learning | Additional Resources on the Web |

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5 Powerful Assistive Tech Being Used In Classrooms
http://www.edudemic.com/assistive-technologies/
5 Powerful Assistive Technologies Being Used In Classrooms
Adaptive Mousing | Closed Captioning & Subtitling | Video Magnifiers | Screen Readers | Word Talk |
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Henry Evans and Chad Jenkins: Meet the robots for humanity
http://bit.ly/1iwZFOs
Henry Evans and Chad Jenkins: Meet the robots for humanity

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Edtech in Special Ed : Sam Blanco #DENVirtcon #webinar
http://virtconlive.com/presentations/Edtech_in_Special_Ed
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Shamblesguru's Live Twitter Stream
https://twitter.com/shamblesguru
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ICT for Inclusion project
http://bit.ly/1195khn
ICT for Inclusion project
The European Agency for Development in Special Needs Education ICT for Inclusion project activities will run during 2012 and 2013. The aim is to collect information on the use of ICT for Inclusion – that is using ICT to support the learning of learners with disabilities and special educational needs in inclusive settings within compulsory education.
As a framework the project, the focus will be upon five key propositions that can be identified within the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (2006) in relation to the use of ICTs in education. These propositions are ...
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ICT and SEN – a case study
http://www.sec-ed.co.uk/best-practice/ict-and-sen-a-case-study/
ICT and SEN – a case study
ICT has a powerful role to play in supporting the learning of children with SEN. Richard Harrold looks at the technologies that his school is using.
In my school, we use a variety of technological tools, both static and mobile, hardware and software, to engage our SEN students in deeper thinking and increasing engagement within the classroom.
The tools themselves, however, do not guarantee greater quality of learning, it is how the pedagogy changes to reflect new technology where the real difference is seen.
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Innovative Chromebook Teachers : Special Edu Needs
http://www.youtube.com/user/eduatgoogle?v=nGdDEvZZZa4
Kim Cunningham | Ben Hommerding | Ryan Ludwig | Lenore Zeller | in a Google Hangout
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Introduction to Assistive Technology #webinar #SETSIG #ISTE
http://setsig.iste.wikispaces.net/Professional+Development
Archived Recording : Introduction to Assistive Technology #webinar #SETSIG #ISTE [March 2013]
What is “Assistive Technology”?
This session wass designed for people working in Special Education and new to the field of Assistive Technology.
It will provide a cursory fundamental overview of assistive technology (AT) as well as a snapshot of AT supports for people of different abilities, ages and environments.
Topics to be covered will include: Consideration, Student Assessment, Access Issues, Mobile Learning Devices, Accessible Instructional Materials, Intellectual, Sensory and Physical Impairments and will be highlighted through real-world examples.
A wonderful opportunity to increase your general awareness about assistive technology and have your questions answered.
Presenters : Mike Marotta and Kirk Behnke
CLICK to go to the recording
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Digital Citizenship for Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders #sls13
http://admin20.org/page/summit-recordings
Digital Citizenship Education for Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders
A presentation in the 2013 School Leadership Summit #webinar #sls13
This free conference was held online, 28 March 2013, and was a unique chance to participate in a collaborative global conversation on school leadership with presentations by your peers.
Webinar using the Blackboard Collaborate platform.
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One switch. One head. The world.
http://youtu.be/cSSgndQ5mVs
An amazing collection of (ICT & SEN) videos made by Christopher Hills (icdhills) who has cerebral palsy, which means he cannot walk or use his hands.
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Camera Mouse
http://cameramouse.org/
Camera Mouse is a free program that enables you to control the mouse pointer on your computer screen just by moving your head.
Camera Mouse was invented at Boston College to help people with disabilities use the computer. We make it available for free download, with no gimmicks or advertisements or registration, because we want to help as many people as possible.
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MaKey MaKey
http://www.makeymakey.com/
MaKey MaKey
An Invention Kit for Everyone
We believe that everyone is creative, inventive, and imaginative. We believe that everyone can create the future and change the world. So we have dedicated our lives to making easy-to-use invention kits.
Before we created MaKey MaKey we worked on other creative tools and invention kits such as Drawdio, Singing Fingers, and Scratch.
What Can I Make?
That's up to you! First, load up a computer program or any webpage.


Jay Silver: Hack a banana, make a keyboard!


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assistivetek's youtube channel .. 1 minute videos
http://www.youtube.com/user/assistivetek
assistivetek's youtube channel .. 1 minute videos
Over 30 videos uploaded Worth a Visit
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British Assistive Technology Association
http://bataonline.org/
British Assistive Technology Association
To campaign for the rights and interests of those needing Assistive Technology.
To provide expert and impartial support and advice to government departments and agencies
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Using Technology to Rise Above Disabilities
http://bit.ly/PtfaHS
The Connected Child: Using Technology to Rise Above Disabilities
The caregivers of a child with a rare genetic disorder use a range of technologies like tablets and smart phones to help her learn, track her care and provide consistent learning experiences.
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50 Google+ Circles Teachers Should Know About
http://bit.ly/GIgVxd
50 Google+ Circles Teachers Should Know About
Special Needs
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Special Educational Needs Portal Insight
http://www.vital.ac.uk/portal-insight/special-educational-needs
Special Educational Needs Portal Insight
The SEN portal will focus on practical help for classroom practitioners through sharing ideas, looking at what works and exploring affordable, often free, tools for supporting children.
We will try and offer something of interest to everyone, and bring ideas and opinions for them to consider and adapt to their needs. News, views, practical ideas!
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What can Virtual Worlds do for People with Disabilities
http://blog.edu.gr/archives/1135
What can Virtual Worlds do for People with Disabilities
Watch live streaming video from alivelearning at livestream.com
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SEN and Mobile Devices [Area on Shambles]
http://www.shambles.net/pages/learning/sen/mobile/
SEN and Mobile Devices / iDevices / Apps [Dedicated Area on Shambles]
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Tornado Switch Interface at CSUN for iPad
http://www.casttv.com/video/73uvl9n/tornado-switch-interface-at-csun-video
Tornado Switch Interface at CSUN for iPad
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TEL.A.VISION
http://telavision.tv/
TEL.A.VISION is a proven Web 2.0 online curriculum and website that inspires youth, especially Special Education and At Risk youth, to create and share visions of hope and possibility through personal “vision videos.”
TEL.A.VISION personal vision videos will decrease the number of Special Education and At Risk dropouts by giving students a tool to create a new way of thinking positively about their futures, giving them more hope and more social and emotional support. As has been said many times, “Whether students believe they can or they believe they can’t, they’re right.”
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Multiple Special Needs .. Resources
http://teachinglearnerswithmultipleneeds.blogspot.com/
Resources and ideas for teachers of learners with severe, profound, intensive, significant, complex or multiple special needs
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inov8
http://www.inov8-ed.com
inov8 Educational Consulting works with educators, families and their children with special needs, to integrate highly effective assistive technology tools into their lives at home and school. Assistive technology is software and hardware specifically designed to help bypass the difficulties associated with a disabilit
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Verbally : iPad App helping with Speech Impediments
http://bit.ly/hmIdad
The iPad has earned itself a new useful function with the launch of the free app, Verbally.
Placed in the medical category, Verbally is an assisted speech solution that turns the iPad into a communication aid.
Verbally is listed as a potential communication aid for people with apraxia, ALS, stroke, traumatic brain injury, Parkinson’s, cerebral palsy or muscular dystrophy.
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eLearning in Special Ed
http://prezi.com/yjcwcgs075tk/elearning-in-special-ed/
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P scales Index (UK)
http://www.theingots.org/community/pscales
The P Scales are a set of criteria or performance descriptions "...for measuring the progress of pupils for whom the early levels of the National Curriculum are not appropriate."
"The performance descriptions have been written for use with pupils of all ages and with a range of special educational needs. The descriptions are not a full description of all that pupils might achieve. They are intended to provide a framework on to which the progress of pupils, measured using the school's own assessment scheme, can be mapped.
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SEN Teacher
http://www.senteacher.org/
SEN Teacher
SEN Teacher provides cost-free teaching & learning resources for students with special needs and learning disabilities. Many resources here may also be of use to educators of primary and elementary students.
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Mobile Apps for the Disabled
http://bit.ly/aVVDWI
Mobile Apps for the Disabled
ThinkContacts is a new mobile application being developed by Nokia which would allow a disabled person to select a contact from a list and place a phone call to that person using only their mind.
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Draw Using Just Your Voice
http://www.zefrank.com/zesblog/archives/2009/01/want_to_try_som.html
Draw Using Just Your Voice
Voice-based drawing toy (you need an active or built-in mic) :: low volume curves counterclockwise, medium volume is straight, high volume curves clockwise
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iPhone Apps for (Special) Education
http://bit.ly/cfpAMN
iPhone, iPad and iPod touch Apps for (Special) Education
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Large Pointers (free) ... give your eyes a break
http://bit.ly/g8NKc
Large Pointers 1.0
Over 80 additional pointers and cursors for those with visual or perceptual difficulties. Icon styles include animated, coloured, large, I-beams and circles.
The pointers have been designed here at the ACE Centre, so if you have a need or a suggestion for a particular pointer style, please let us know.
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y-accessibility
http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/y-accessibility/
y-accessibility is a group where users of various Yahoo! services, such as Yahoo! Home Page, Mail, Search, News, Sports, Buzz, Finance, Tech, Weather, etc, can exchange their experiences regarding the accessibility features of these and other Yahoo! products.
This group will offer:
Updates from the Yahoo! Accessibility Team.
Tips and tricks on using various Yahoo! products.
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Accessible Twitter
http://accessibletwitter.com/
Accessible Twitter is an alternative to the Twitter.com website.
It is designed to be easier to use and is optimized for disabled users.
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Google Web Search for the Visually Impaired
http://www.google.com/accessibility/
Google Accessible Web Search for the Visually Impaired
"We are committed to finding accessibility solutions that make our services work better for all of our users."
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Shamblesguru 'SEN and ICT' Video Picks on YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL81563A7D2E413502
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Wii Therapy for Special Needs Students
http://bit.ly/58Dwai
Wii Therapy for Special Needs Students
The popular Wii video gaming system has revolutionized how video games are played, but did you know that it also has a valuable place in special needs classrooms?
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100 Useful ICT Tools for Special Needs Students
http://bit.ly/V5KLx
100 Useful ICT Tools for Special Needs Students & Educators
With all of the new trends and tools in education technology, there’s no reason for special needs students and their teachers and parents to be left behind.
This list of 100 useful tools can help anyone with a learning disability like ADHD, dyslexia or test anxiety, as well as students with visual or hearing impairments, use the Internet and other technology systems to help them with reading, math, organization, social skills, and more.
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The OATS Project Consortium
http://www.oatsoft.org/
The OATS Project Consortium
Open Source Assistive Technology Software
OATSoft is dedicated to improving Assistive Technology and computer accessibility through the power of Open Source development techniques. OATSoft makes the best Open Source Assistive Technology Software (OATS) easy to find.
Assistive Technology Software allows people with disabilities to overcome some of the disabling effects of society and technology, including computer and web accessibility.
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This iPhone is “Touchier” Than Most
http://www.yankodesign.com/2008/12/01/this-iphone-is-touchier-than-most/
This iPhone is “Touchier” Than Most .. for the visually impaired
This Silicon Touch iPhone case works in tandem with an app to allow special accessibility functions like text to speech and moon type tactile feedback. The case is engraved with modified bas-relief buttons each corresponding to a modified home screen on the iPhone. None of the phone’s functions are compromised. Multi-touch and finger flick scrolling are all intact. BRILLIANT!
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Assistive Technology Tutorials by Atomic Learning
http://movies.atomiclearning.com/uk/assistivetechnology
Atomic Learning's Assistive Technology Collection includes short, show-and-tell video tutorials that empower educators to use and apply assistive technology. The foci of these tutorials are:
| Special education software | Assistive technology devices | Software accessibility training tutorials |
Examples of tutorials: Boardmaker 6, Overboard, WordQ, SpeakQ, Co:Writer, Inspiration, Kidspiration, as well as accessibility features in Leopard, Windows XP and Vista.
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Assistive Technology Handbook
http://www.inclusive.co.uk/catalogue_pdf/index.shtml
Assistive Technology Handbook
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IWB and SEN
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NzL1NYi3Y8
IWB and SEN
SMART Technology SMART Board video contest winner created by Mary Lehman from Stony Brook Elementary School in York, Pennsylvania, USA
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My Computer My Way
http://www.abilitynet.org.uk/myway/
My Computer My Way
Do you need help in making your computer easier to use? Let's look at the many ways you can make your keyboard and mouse, Windows, the internet and your favourite applications suit you and your needs...
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Computer Technology in Special Education SEN
http://www.closingthegap.com/
Computers are tools that can provide solutions to many problems facing people with disabilities today.
Closing The Gap, Inc. is an organization that focuses on computer technology for people with special needs through its bi-monthly newspaper, annual international conference and extensive web site.
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Technologies for K-12 Students With Special Needs USA
http://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/areas/issues/methods/technlgy/te700.htm
Enhancing System Change and Academic Success Through Assistive Technologies for K-12 Students With Special Needs USA
Assistive technologies are technologies that support students with disabilities, of which a total of 6.5 million were being served through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 1997 in 2002 (Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services, 2002). IDEA defines an assistive technology device as "any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of a child with a disability" (IDEA, 1997, p. 8).
Overview | Goals | Action Options | Pitfalls | Different Viewpoints | Cases | References
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The Oxford ACE Centre
http://www.ace-centre.org.uk/acemain.asp
The Oxford ACE Centre provides a focus for the use of technology with the communication and educational needs of young people with physical and communication difficulties.
We offer a wide variety of services including in-depth individual assessments, information, and specialist training for parents and professionals.
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Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 (WCAG 1.0)
http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/
W3C published the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 (WCAG 1.0) as a Recommendation in May 1999. This Working Draft for version 2.0 builds on WCAG 1.0. It has the same aim: to explain how to make Web content accessible to people with disabilities and to define target levels of accessibility.
Incorporating feedback on WCAG 1.0, this Working Draft of version 2.0 focuses on checkpoints. It attempts to apply checkpoints to a wider range of technologies and to use wording that may be understood by a more varied audience.
web | accessibility | SEN | ICT | IT | disability | disabilities | guidelines |
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A Wearable Aid for Special Kids
http://www.wired.com/news/school/0,1383,52148,00.html
Jeremy Rossiter was not able to speak when he first entered Lisa Zverloff's class for the multiple-handicapped. The third-grader, who is autistic, communicated by hitting and biting.
But with the help of a wearable computer, Jeremy learned to mimic, then utter, words and small phrases.
Zverloff says the durable, touch-screen portable computers have made her students more independent and confident. Some kids use it all day; others use it for specific activities. Several students are able to fully participate in mainstream classrooms while using the devices.
IT | ICT | SEN | special needs |
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