Assistive Technology for Lear

Assistive technologies are devices or software used to support students with their learning . They promote greater independence by enabling individuals to perform tasks that they had difficulty with or were unable to accomplish on their own
Assistive Technology
for Learning
What?
Definition
Specialist and Mainstream
Hardware
Software
Where?
College network
MSB for home use
Why?
Legal and moral duty (Equality Act)
Accessibility/Reasonable adjustment
Challenges
Training
IAs
New staff
Time
Availability
Students
IT Skills
Stigma
Motivation
Availability
home use
Training/Support
Support for Learning Centre
IA's 1:1
Software training guides/videos
Youtube videos
Who?
Students with additional
support needs
All students
Benefits
Enables access to learning content
Promotes independent learning
Develops digital literacies
Motivates learners
Supports/Improves literacy skills
Promotes retention and achievement
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