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  • Identifying the right technology to support a student (and the black box technique)

    The black box technique, (also known as the tools in the SETT framework) is very simple. It allows you to make a recommendation for appropriate technology for a student even if you have never heard of that technology before. SETT is an acronym for: Student – know your student&r...

    Tags: Technology, assistive technology

  • iPad Accessibility for Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

    The iPad has accessibility tools and options to assist students who are Deaf or Hard of hearing. These can be accessed via ‘General Settings’ > ‘Accessibility’, scroll down to ‘Hearing’,  Some of the features the student could use are: bl...

    Tags: assistive technology, accessibility, Deaf and Hard of hearing, speech recognition, captioning

  • App Guide: Clicker Docs and iWordQ UK

    This month, I am taking a closer look at two apps that are commonly used to support literacy. Clicker Docs and iWordQ UK are word processing apps which provide additional help for those who find writing a challenge. These apps work best when the user is able to make reasonable guesses a...

    Tags: Assistive Technology, literacy, iPad apps, writing, predictive text, learning support