- District-wide assessment of Assistive Technology (AT) needs
- Addressing AT in the district technology plan
- NIMAS compliance/implementation
- ASNAT/SETT facilitation
- Facilitate IEP team assessment of AT needs for individual students
- Assistive Technology Implementation.
- CESA and School-based technology training support
Training and implementation of AT at CESA, District or student-level.
Individualized district or staff specific training on a variety of technology and AT tools that can be used to support student learning including:
- Effective AT assessment
- Using internet search engines to differentiate learning materials
- Accessible text, text readers, e-text and portable e-text options
- Audio text
- Voice recognition
- Reading and writing supports
- Visual supports
- Math writing supports
- Low tech tools
- Using Web 2.0 tools to support learning
- Certified Smartboard Training
- Training in various AT based software such as; Boardmaker, Inspiration and Clicker
- AAC implementation
Assistive Technology and other Resources
Wisconsin Assistive Technology Initiative: Free Publications. Free AT resources to download include: the complete version, "Assessing Students' Needs for Assistive Technology (ASNAT) 5th Edition, a pdf copy of "Hey Can I Try That?" (a student friendly workbook used to explore assistive technology), transition portfolios and task specific AT planning guides.
http://www.fctd.info/resources/techlaws.php: Summary of laws that guide AT consideration in the IEP
http://www.wamp.k12.wi.us: Wisconsin’s authorized entity for downloading and accessing materials for NIMAS qualifying students
www.nimac.us NIMAC: Repository for digital versions of textbooks available to NIMAS qualifying students.
www.bookshare.org Bookshare: Repository for digital versions of textbooks available to NIMAS qualifying students.
http://www.cast.org: Leader in Universal Design for Learning (UDL) strategies including AT
Contact: Matt Collins and Archie Barribeau, CESA 9