Google Chrome Add Ons
Explore accessibility settings on your computer to find options for hearing, vision, motor differences and more.
One Note Learning Tools
OneNote is a digital notebook that secondary students have as part of their Microsoft 365 software. Students can download One Note and the Learning Tools from the software center on their school computers.
There are many features already built into the iPad and iPhone for different types of needs. Below are just a few designed for different types of learners. For more information on this as well as modifications for visual, hearing, and motor needs visit http://www.apple.com/accessibility/ipad/
Check out these apps for English Language Learners. Many would be appropriate for ELA teachers as well.
The iPad has enormous potential for special needs students. Everything from using Facetime for conversations in sign language to assistive touch for students with limited fine motor function. For students who are easily distracted Safari reader can remove ads and other distractions on the internet while guided access can lock students to a single app. The possibilities for Siri, speak selection, and the dictation feature are impressive. Students who struggle with reading, writing, or with visual impairments can have text read to them and dictate their writing orally. Check out the ways this piece of technology can build necessary modifications into our lessons.
Apple Special Education
The website bridgingapps.org is designed to help those with disabilities, their teachers, and their caregivers find technology resources for them. Probably the best feature of this site is the app search. Here you can look for apps not only by topic but you can also narrow the search for apps by putting in the needed cognitive or language ability of the user. In addition you can find local meetings where teachers, parents, and those with disabilities can meet to network and share resources.