Assistive Technology For Students Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

Assistive Technology For Students Who Are
Blind or Visually Impaired:
A Guide to Assessment
By Ike Presley, M.Ed., Frances Mary D'Andrea, M.Ed.
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Price: $49.95
Format: Paperback (also available in: ASCII on CD-ROM, Online)
Pages: 500 pages
ISBN: 978-0-89128-890-9
Publisher: AFB Press
Year of publication: 2009
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Assistive technology is essential in today's world to enable people who are blind or visually
impaired to participate fully in school, work, and life. But how can you keep track of all the
devices and software and each one's function? And what assistive technology tools are right for
your students? If you’ve asked yourself these questions or others like them, this comprehensive
handbook is the resource you need. You'll find a wealth of technical information translated into
clear, user-friendly terms in Assistive Technology For Students Who Are Blind or Visually
Impaired: A Guide to Assessment, including:
• An overview of the full range of assistive technology that students can use to manage
information in print or electronic formats—whether they use vision, touch or hearing to access
• How to select appropriate tools and strategies
• A structured process for conducting a technology assessment
• A detailed assessment form that can be used to determine students’ technology needs and
solutions to address them
• Advice on writing up program recommendations based on assessment results
You’ll also find:
• Tips and insights on working with technology effectively
• A summary of laws and regulations relating to assistive technology
• A resource section of assistive technology producers
• Reproducible, blank assessment forms
Essential for teachers of students with visual impairments, members of the IEP team,
administrators, technology professionals, and anyone who needs to keep up with the everchanging world of technology.
"This book helps readers to make much sense of the 'seemingly bewildering world" of
technology, and even the most experienced evaluators will discover many little gems
within its pages."
David Brian Jackson, Fall 2009 DVI Quarterly
"I will say it again - this book contains a wealth of easy-to-use information. It deserves a
place in any library that is used by educators or assistive technology professionals in
the field of vision rehabilitation."
Jim Allan, Ph.D. AER Journal, Fall 2009
"...this book is an important work that will stand the test of time..."
Karyl Loux, Journal of Blindness and Visual Impairment, June 2009