Thursday, 12 May 2011

Tutorial 8:Assistive Technology

Provide a definition for Assistive Technology:
Assistive technology refers to a broad range of devices, services, strategies and practices that are conceived and applied to ameliorate the problems faced by individuals who have disabilities.” (Cook & Hussey, 2000).
For me Assistive technology means any form of technology which helps an individual perform a task better.
Describe one piece of equipment introduced in the assistive technology tutorial:
Talking Photo Albums

a3Image from Star Educational Limited.

Record your stories, timetables or messages with our Talking Photo Album. Simply insert Drawings or photographs inot the plastic wallets and record up to a 5 min message per page
  • 20 pages that hold up a 5x7" image
  • Re-record your message as many times as you want
  • Built in speaker
  • Drawings or photographs can be changed as often as required and your messages can be re-recorded when needed.
  • Each individual voice message can be played back at any time, simply with a push of a button.
Price: $109.00

Combine literacy and ICT with this Talking Photo Album. It supports speaking and listening on the new literacy framework especially focusing on photo sequences, presentations, hiding and revealing pictures and word recognition.
Record your stories, timetables or messages with a Talking Photo Album. Simply insert drawings or photographs into the plastic wallets and record up to a 10 second message on every page to support the image / text


Cook, A. M. & Hussey, S. M. (1996). Assistive technologies: Principles and practice. USA: Mosby

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