1. Reasonable assistive technology accommodations for students with disabilities in college.
- Note Taking
- Typical: student note takers using carbonless paper
- Technology: Use of a portable note taker. Smart pen to record lectures and sync to notes
- Understanding lectures
- Typical: Sign language interpreters.
- Technology: C-print captioning, assistive listening system.
- Taking Tests
- Typical: extended time on tests, distraction-free environment for testing
- Technology: word processing application for essay exams, sue of spell-check feature or handheld speller, use of calculator, text-to-speech software for reading support
- Accessing course materials
- Typical: Sign language-interpreted videos, arranging for materials to be translated into Braille
- Technology: captioned videos, providing handouts in e-format, making course web sites accessible
- Typical: providing readers
- Technology: books in alternate formats, scan/read systems with highlighting and text-to-speech, text readers, audio books, video magnifiers
- Completing papers and other assignments
- Technology: screen magnification applications, screen-reading applications, text-to-speech and word prediction applications, voice recognition applications, graphic organizers
- Accessing the internet
- Technology: providing screen magnification, screen reading, or text-to-speech applications. Making college web pages accessible
- Registering for classes
- Typical: priority registration
- Technology: making college Web-based systems accessible
- Technology: providing a telecommunications device for the deaf, e-mail, text messaging, instant messaging, video relay system.
Dell, A., Newton, D., & Petroff, J. (2012). Assistive technology in the classroom. (2nd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education.