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Building Integrated Collaborative Relationships for Inclusive Learning Settings
Computer software or mobile application to facilitate academic learning of students with disabilities.
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Advancing Teacher Candidates' Capabilities for Differentiated Instruction
Alpana Bhattacharya (Queens College and Graduate Center, CUNY, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-6816-3.ch004
Abstract
This chapter illustrates pedagogical practices from an undergraduate educational psychology course focused on preparing preservice teacher candidates for inclusive education in grades 7-12 general classes. First, literature related to teacher preparation for multi-tiered inclusive education is reviewed. Next, an inclusive instructional project is showcased to pinpoint pedagogical approaches used for promoting preservice teacher candidates' capabilities for differentiated instruction and technology-enhanced instruction in general education. Finally, implications of pedagogical practices for promoting preservice teacher candidates' aptitude for teaching diverse students via differentiated instruction are discussed, and future research directions for examining effectiveness of teacher preparation in general education for inclusive education are suggested.
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Role of Assistive Technology in Teaching Students With Disabilities in K-12 Classrooms
Assistive technology is defined as “any item, piece of equipment, or product, whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of a child with disability” ( IDEA, 2004 ).
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Helping Early-Career General Education Teachers Understand Students With Special Needs
Any device, from a pencil grip to software that can read what is on the computer screen, that assists a disabled student’s learning and allows them to be educated in a classroom with their grade-level peers.
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Accessibility of Online Library Information for People with Disabilities
Specialized software or hardware, such as screen readers, magnification software, and a modified keyboard, used by some people with disabilities to interact with the computer.
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Reverse Engineering in Rehabilitation
Technology used in an assistive technology device or assistive technology service.
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Towards Disability-Aware Social Media-Enriched Virtual Learning Environments
A piece of software or device that allows a person with disability to interact with an information system without difficulty.
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Assistive ICT and Young Disabled Persons: Opportunities and Obstacles in Identity Negotiations
Assistive technology is any item, piece of equipment, or product system that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of persons with disabilities.
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Assistive Technology for Children With ADHD: Between Reality and the Desired
Is the technological devices or served tools whether they are produced commercially, modified, or customized to be used, selected, or acquired to assist people with disabilities in enhancing, developing, or maintaining their functional skills.
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Assistive Technology Integration: Promoting Inclusion and Achieving Sustainable Development Goals
The term assistive technology refers to a device, any equipment, or even a software program that can enhance the functionality of persons with disabilities (PWD) or children with special educational needs (CWSN), or children with disabilities (CWD). It could also include tools that help them accomplish their daily tasks independently. It can comprise mobility devices, for example, wheelchairs, to advanced software programs that can help different types of disabilities, such as learning disabilities and visual or hearing impairment.
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Electronic Performance Support System (EPSS) Tools to Enhance Success in School for Secondary Students with Special Needs
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Internet Accessibility for Visually Impaired
Technology (hard- or software) assisting in overcoming the gap between what disabled people want to do and what the existing infrastructure allows them to do.
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Assistive Technology for Children With Learning Disabilities as an Artificial Intelligence Application
Is a piece of equipment, or software program, or product system that is usually used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of persons with disabilities.
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ICT Emerging Technology Impact Within Learning Ecosystem Cyberbullying Among Students: Facts or Rumors?
Is assistive, adaptive, and rehabilitative devices for People with disability or the elderly population. People with disability often have difficulty performing activities of daily living (ADLs) independently, or even with assistance. ADLs are self-care activities that include toileting, mobility (ambulation), eating, bathing, dressing, grooming, and personal device care. Assistive technology can ameliorate the effects of disabilities that limit the ability to perform ADLs. Assistive technology promotes greater independence by enabling people to perform tasks they were formerly unable to accomplish, or had great difficulty accomplishing, by providing enhancements to, or changing methods of interacting with, the technology needed to accomplish such tasks.
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Supporting Students With Specific Learning Disorders Through Higher Education: Pedagogical Framework for Online Teaching
Any item, piece of equipment, or product system used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, 1990 AU14: The in-text citation "Disabilities Education Act, 1990" is not in the reference list. Please correct the citation, add the reference to the list, or delete the citation. ).
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Mobile Apps, Universal Design, and Accessibility in Schools: Creating an Inclusive Classroom Experience
A technology or system that is usually designed specifically to enhance the abilities or assist a person with a disability.
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Visual Disabilities, Information Technology, and the Learning of Mathematics
A technology that provide support in accessing information to compensate a physical or cognitive disability.
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State-of-the-Art Assistive Technology for People with Dementia
A generic term that includes assistive, adaptive, and rehabilitative devices for people with disabilities
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Managing Portable Technologies for Special Education
Any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of a child with a disability.
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Assistive Technologies and Design for People With Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Selective Overview
Any item, piece, equipment, or device used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capacities of persons with disabilities.
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From Brick-and-Mortar to Broadband-and-Monitor: Integration of Remote Learning Practices Into ECSE Classrooms
A term for assistive, adaptive, and rehabilitative devices for people with disabilities or the elderly population; any device, software, or equipment that helps people with disabilities learn, communicate, or function better, for example, computer, audiobooks, speech-to-text software, etc.
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General Perspectives on Electromyography Signal Features and Classifiers Used for Control of Human Arm Prosthetics
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Digital Marketing Strategies for Accessible Tourism
Products, equipment, and systems that include assistive, adaptive, and rehabilitative devices used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of persons with disabilities.
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Case Study Analysis of a Behavior Intervention Service Delivery Model With Autism Spectrum Disorder Students
Any device that assists the student in daily life. This could be something electronic or simply something like a pencil grip.
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LearnEasy-Android Application as a Technological Intervention for Children With Dyslexia
It refers to any item, piece of equipment or product system, whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of children with disabilities.
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Creating Global Classrooms Using Universal Design for Learning
Technology tools that enable individuals with a disability to assist them to access curriculum or to accomplish daily activities with minimal assistance.
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Inclusive Education in Science Education: Are Science Teachers Using Inclusive Technologies in Science Classrooms?
This a term used to include assistive, adaptive, rehabilitative, and instructional technology used for people with disabilities to fully be part of society and classrooms and it also includes processes of selecting, locating, and using the technology without inconveniencing or disrupting the learning processes of both SWD and the typically learning students.
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A Transfer Learning Approach for Smart Home Application Based on Evolutionary Algorithms
Present a product or a system that can be used to improve the life quality for users.
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Enhancing Accessibility to E-Government Processes
Standard tools (no matter if hardware or software) offering disabled people the opportunity to compensate some deficiency. In the context of this article: tools to provide access to printed/electronically information
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Human-Centered Metal Hydride Actuator Systems for Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology
Devices and services used in the daily lives of people with a disability to enhance their ability to function independently, such as wheelchairs, transfer hoists, environmental control devices, or communication aids.
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Reverse Engineering in Rehabilitation
Technology used in an assistive technology device or assistive technology service.
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Play Experiences in Early Childhood Education: Inclusion of Children With Special Needs
Any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of a child with a disability.
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Accommodating Persons with Disabilities in Virtual Workplaces
Devices that compensate for loss of functioning in persons with disabilities.
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Innovations and Use of Assistive Technologies in Libraries of Institutions of Higher Learning
Devices and services that are used to increase, maintain, or improve the capabilities of people with a disability.
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The Use of Mobile Phones in K-12 Education
Any type of equipment that can be used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of student with disabilities.
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Assistive Technology for Promoting the Independence and the Quality of Life in Persons With Alzheimer's Disease: A Selective Review
Umbrella term including any piece, device, tool or equipment enabling self-determination and independence in individuals with developmental disorders.
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Assistive Technology and Human Capital for Workforce Diversity
Any item, piece of equipment, or product, whether it is acquired commercially, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities.
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Assistive Technology to Promote Adaptive Responding and Reduce Challenging Behaviors in Children and Young Adults With Rare Genetic Syndrome: A Selective Review
Umbrella term including any piece, device, tool or equipment enabling self-determination and independence in individuals with developmental disorders.
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The Need for Access: Considerations for Best Serving Special Education Students
Tools or devices that aid in the participation and inclusion of individuals who require assistance in a particular area, i.e., reading, writing, mobility, communication, etc.
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Students with Disabilities and Technology
Items, equipment, product, or device that is utilized to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities.
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Using the 21st Century Framework for a Global Education: What Educators Working With Special Education Students Need to Know
Any item, piece of equipment, or product that increases, maintains, or improves functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities.
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Fostering Inclusion of Children and Adolescents With Autism Spectrum Disorders in Daily Settings Through Technological Supports: A Selective  Overview
Umbrella terms that includes any item, piece, equipment, or device used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capacities of persons with disabilities.
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The Role of Technology in Personalized Learning
Technology that allows special education students access to the general education curriculum and, in some cases, improves their learning capacity.
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Seeing (Speaking) Through Her Eyes (Brain): Louisa's Journey
Any computer software or hardware that is designed to assist people with a variety of disabilities or conditions; for example, magnifying software for someone who is visually impaired to make documents accessible, or notetaking software for someone with ADHD who has trouble focusing.
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Role of Learning Technology Strategies Among People With Disabilities: A Job Opportunities Barrier
Is assistive, adaptive, and rehabilitative devices for People with disability or the elderly population. People with disability often have difficulty performing activities of daily living (ADLs) independently, or even with assistance. ADLs are self-care activities that include toileting, mobility (ambulation), eating, bathing, dressing, grooming, and personal device care. Assistive technology can ameliorate the effects of disabilities that limit the ability to perform ADLs. Assistive technology promotes greater independence by enabling people to perform tasks they were formerly unable to accomplish, or had great difficulty accomplishing, by providing enhancements to, or changing methods of interacting with, the technology needed to accomplish such tasks.
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Multimedia-Enabled Dot Codes as Communication Technologies
Assistive technology (AT) devices range from no-tech to high-tech and help to properly assess the correct communication systems for students with severe speech-language deficits; as such, professionals work with students, teachers, and individuals who interact with students on a daily basis.
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Organizational Diversity: From Workforce Diversity to Workplace Inclusion for Persons With Disabilities
Umbrella term that includes assistive, adaptive, and rehabilitative devices for people with disabilities and also includes the process used in selecting, locating, and using them. Assistive technology promotes greater independence by enabling people to perform tasks that they were formerly unable to accomplish, or had great difficulty accomplishing, by providing enhancements to, or changing methods of interacting with, the technology needed to accomplish such tasks.
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Accessibility in E-Government
Equipment, device, or other product that assists a disabled user in performing tasks that otherwise would be difficult or not possible to accomplish.
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Robotics Applications in the Training of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders
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School Readiness Program: An Integral Component of Inclusive Education
It refers to the adaptive devices and services that are meant to improve the functioning of the individuals with disabilities and enable their independence and participation. Examples of assistive devices include screen magnifier, hearing aids, wheelchair, etc.
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Mobile Learning in and out of the K-12 Classroom
Any type of equipment that can be used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of student with disabilities.
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Assistive Technology-Based Programs and Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions for Helping Adaptive Responding of Children and Adolescents With Rett Syndrome: A Selective Overview
Umbrella terms that includes any item, piece, equipment, or device used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capacities of persons with disabilities.
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The Applicability of Currently Available Adults ADHD Treatment Tools
Technological support tools that are used to improve issues related to ADHD.
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Gifted School Activities With DropTalk, Parent-Teacher Notebook, and SmileNote for Students With Disabilities
Assistive technology (AT) increases, maintains, or improves the functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities in all aspects of life, including at school, at work, at home and in the community. Assistive technology ranges from low-tech to high-tech devices or equipment.
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Mobile Phone: Repurposed Assistive Technology for Individuals with Disabilities
Tools that support individuals with disabilities in their functioning.
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Universal Design Principles and Technology-Supported Learning in the Digital Era: Assistive Technologies in Inclusive Learning
Products, equipment, and systems that enhance learning, working, and daily living for individuals with disabilities.
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Mobile Apps, Universal Design, and Accessibility in Schools: Creating an Inclusive Classroom Experience
A technology or system that is usually designed specifically to enhance the abilities or assist a person with a disability.
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Three Parties Engagement of Learning Management System: Students-Lecturer Technology Evidence From Brunei
Is assistive, adaptive, and rehabilitative devices for People with disability or the elderly population. People with disability often have difficulty performing activities of daily living (ADLs) independently, or even with assistance. ADLs are self-care activities that include toileting, mobility (ambulation), eating, bathing, dressing, grooming, and personal device care. Assistive technology can ameliorate the effects of disabilities that limit the ability to perform ADLs. Assistive technology promotes greater independence by enabling people to perform tasks they were formerly unable to accomplish, or had great difficulty accomplishing, by providing enhancements to, or changing methods of interacting with, the technology needed to accomplish such tasks.
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Assistive Technologies in Museums for People With Visual Impairments
An adaptive technological tool, designed for and used by someone living with a disability to engage in daily life.
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Technology-Aided Solutions to Promote the Healthcare of Neurodegenerative Diseases: A Narrative Review
Umbrella term which includes any device, piece, tool, or equipment ensuring individuals with neurodegenerative diseases with self-determination and independence.
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Literacy and Technology
Any item that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of a person with a disability.
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A Standard-Based Framework to Support Personalisation, Adaptation, and Interoperability in Inclusive Learning Scenarios
Has been defined as “technology used by individuals with disabilities in order to perform functions that might otherwise be difficult or impossible” (National Center on Accessible Information Technology in Education, 2006), or, more formally in the Technology-Related Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities Act, as “any item, piece of equipment or product system, whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities”. The term is used here to refer to products that interoperate with mainstream, “nonassistive” products to permit disabled users to perform the functions of the mainstream products.
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Mobile Web Accessibility and Government Compliance
Equipment, device, or other product that assists a disabled user in performing tasks that otherwise would be difficult or not possible to accomplish.
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U.S. Disabilities Legislation Affecting Electronic and Information Technology
Any item, piece of equipment, or system that is commonly used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities. Examples include screen readers, teletypewriters (TTYs), and Braille keyboards.
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Technology Use Among Academics With Disabilities Within a Transforming University
This is a piece of technological device that are used by persons with disability.
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Challenges and Opportunities of Computer-Based Learning for Senior Citizens
Any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities.
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Ensuring Technology Integration in the Classroom Leads to Increased Accessibility: Using UDL as a Lens
Technology which historically and traditionally has been designed and produced specifically to allow the inclusion of individuals with disabilities. It can be highly specialized, costly, and often requires training both for support staff and service users. It forms part of a retrofitting approach which address discrimination affecting individuals with disabilities once it is identified.
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Enhancing Life Skills of Children and Adolescents With Autism Spectrum Disorder and Intellectual Disabilities Through Technological Supports: A Selective Overview
Comprehensive expression which includes any item, piece, equipment or device used to increase, maintain or improve functional capacities of persons with disabilities.
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Web Accessibility Policy for Students with Disabilities in U.S. Postsecondary Distance Education
devices (software or hardware) that help people with disabilities use computers and information technology. Also called adaptive technology.
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Activity Design for Students With Visual Disabilities Through an Auditive Notification and Voice Response Interface
Devices, tools, software, or equipment created to support people with disabilities. Its purpose is to aid in task performance, improve functional abilities, and foster greater independence.
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Text-Only Web Techniques
Any of a number of devices designed to bridge between standard technology interfaces and people with different abilities.
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Instructional Design for Simulations in Special Education Virtual Learning Spaces
Technological and physical means to improve the use of learning tools.
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Keeping It Compliant: ADA in the Online Classroom
Anything used to increase the accessibility of learning resources.
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Assistive Technology
Any device or tool that helps an individual of disabled to do the activities they have always done but must now do differently.
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Supporting Learners with Special Needs in Open and Distance Learning
It refers to any equipment, device, software or product which helps individuals with special needs fulfill the requirements of their daily life.
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Access to Technology for Individuals with Disabilities: Recent Trends and Issues
Any device or product system that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functioning of individuals with disabilities.
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Integrating Assistive Robotics in STEM Education to Empower People With Disabilities
Refers to products, equipment, and systems that enhance learning, working, and daily living for persons with disabilities.
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Assistive Technology and Best Practices
A tool or piece of equipment that is used to enhance and improve the comprehension and learning of a person with a learning disability.
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A Review of Mental Health Issues Prevalent in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Subjects
Devices or systems that support people with disabilities, limited mobility, or other impairments to carry out tasks that would otherwise be challenging or impossible.
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Specification of the Context of Use for the Development of Web-Based Applications
Hardware or software products used by disabled users to enable them to carry out tasks using the computer that they were formerly unable to accomplish, or had great difficulty accomplishing.
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Assistive Technology for Supporting Communication, Occupation, and Leisure by Children With Severe to Profound Developmental Disabilities
Umbrella including any technological device, equipment and/or tool ensuring people with disabilities to better function within their context and/or environment of daily life.
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Accessibility of Documents
Products, devices, equipment or software applications that are used to maintain, increase or improve the functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities.
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Using Assistive Technology to Ensure Access to E-Learning for Individuals with Disabilities
Any device or product system that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functioning of individuals with disabilities.
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Experiences using Information and Communication Technologies with Children Affected by Cerebral Palsy
Is a generic term that includes assistive, adaptive, and rehabilitative devices for people with disabilities and includes the process used in selecting, locating, and using them.
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Tablet PCs as Online Learning Tools
Technologies designed to support disabled individuals in the conduct of their daily tasks.
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Online Learning as a Form of Accommodation
“…any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities….” (20 U.S.C. 1401 (33)(250))
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Universal Design for Learning: Culturally Responsive UDL in Teacher Education
Technology tools designed to help individuals with disabilities to learn, communicate, and perform other important life functions with greater independence.
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The Challenges of Accessible Tourism Information Systems for Tourists With Vision Impairment: Sensory Communications Beyond the Screen
An umbrella term for any device or system that allows an individual to perform a task they would otherwise be unable to do.
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Disability and Careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
Any technological devices that are purposefully designed to compensate the limitations of disabled peoples’ physical or other abilities.
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Multimedia-Enabled Dot Codes as Communication Aids
Assistive technology (AT) devices range from no-tech to high-tech and help to properly assess the correct systems for students with various difficulties.
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High-Leverage Practices for All Students
Any device, from a pencil grip to software that can read what is on the computer screen, that assists a disabled student’s learning and allows them to be educated in a classroom with their grade-level peers.
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Assistive Technology Utilization: Trends, Challenges, and Implications for Special Education Teachers
Any device or product system that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functioning of individuals with disabilities.
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Creating Tactile Graphs for Students With Visual Impairments: 3D Printing as Assistive Technology
Is any form of technology that uses assistive, adaptive, and rehabilitative devices for people with disabilities.
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Smart and Accessible Cities?: Not Always – The Case for Accessible Tourism Initiatives in Buenos Aries and Sydney
Technology used for the assistance of people with disabilities, in order to make them more independent.
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Use of Mobile Phones by Individuals with Visual Impairments
Any technology that helps a disabled person to use a device.
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GenAI, Robots, and Inclusive Special Education: Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Age of Generative AI
Assistive technology (AT) refers to any device, equipment, or system designed to enhance the lives of individuals with special needs, impairments, or disabilities, aiding in their accommodation and support.
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Augmented Reality Towards an Informative Educational Environment: Digitalizing Interactive Learning
Is assistive, adaptive, and rehabilitative devices for People with disability or the elderly population. People with disability often have difficulty performing activities of daily living (ADLs) independently, or even with assistance. ADLs are self-care activities that include toileting, mobility (ambulation), eating, bathing, dressing, grooming, and personal device care. Assistive technology can ameliorate the effects of disabilities that limit the ability to perform ADLs. Assistive technology promotes greater independence by enabling people to perform tasks they were formerly unable to accomplish, or had great difficulty accomplishing, by providing enhancements to, or changing methods of interacting with, the technology needed to accomplish such tasks.
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Time for a Change: Designing a Mobile Application to Assist People With Intellectual Disabilities
A technological device or service aimed at helping people with disabilities circumvent their limitation while performing a task.
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Multimedia Software Interface Design for Special-Needs Users
A set of products, devices, or technical or software systems that are used by disabled, special-needs users. These could be serial or unique special products that help the disabled people’s everyday life, and control or decrease the degree of the disability.
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Universal Design of Distance and Online Learning
“Any item, piece of equipment, or system, whether acquired commercially, modified, or customized, that is commonly used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities.” (Technology-Related Assistance, 1988). Examples of assistive technology include wheelchairs, hand controls for automobiles, communication aids, leg braces, hearing aids, and alternatives to computer keyboards.
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Mobile Phones as Assistive and Accessible Technology for People with Disabilities
Any item, piece of equipment or product system, whether acquired commercially, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities.
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Assistive Technology to Promote Adaptive Skills in Children and Adolescents With Rett Syndrome: A Selective Review
Umbrella term including any piece, device, tool, or equipment enabling self-determination and independence in individuals with developmental disorders.
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Assistive Technology-Based Programs and Telerehabilitation Strategies to Support Adaptive Responding of Individuals With Neurodegenerative Diseases
Umbrella term which includes any device, piece, tool, or equipment ensuring individuals with neurodegenerative diseases with self-determination and independence.
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Laws Related to Web and Digital Application Accessibility
Assistive technology is a term that describes devices and services that improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities, or reduce/ remove barriers encountered by persons with disabilities. Assistive technology includes wheelchair or walker for mobility impairments, Personal Emergency Response Systems, accessibility software for visual, hearing, and cognitive impairments.
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Assistive Technology and Functional Diversity: Enabling Education
Implementing assistive products through specialised services and resources (human and technical) with specific adapted techniques and strategies.
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Implications of Knowledge Management Adoption Within Higher Education Institutions: Business Process Reengineering Approach
Is assistive, adaptive, and rehabilitative devices for People with disability or the elderly population. People with disability often have difficulty performing activities of daily living (ADLs) independently, or even with assistance. ADLs are self-care activities that include toileting, mobility (ambulation), eating, bathing, dressing, grooming, and personal device care. Assistive technology can ameliorate the effects of disabilities that limit the ability to perform ADLs. Assistive technology promotes greater independence by enabling people to perform tasks they were formerly unable to accomplish, or had great difficulty accomplishing, by providing enhancements to, or changing methods of interacting with, the technology needed to accomplish such tasks.
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Integrating Universal Design of Learning Principles to Teach Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders in Inclusive Classrooms
Assistive technology can be any software program, piece of equipment, device, or product system used to maintain or improve the functional capabilities of students with disabilities.
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Learning Disabilities: Preparing Students for Higher Education Through Guidance in Inclusive and Diverse Backgrounds
Assistive technology represents any framework or item to progress the affective experiences of learners' capacities. According to Martinez (April 8, 2022), enhancing the usability and accessibility of systems and tools for people with impairments requires using assistive and adaptive technology. Adebisi et al. (2015 , p. 2) believed that “assistive technology is any device that helps a learner with a disability complete an everyday task. An assistive technology tool is any item that is used to maintain or improve the functioning of a child with a disability.”
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The Digital Divide and the Emerging Virtual Therapeutic System
Any item or device that allows individuals to increase or maintain function in everyday life.
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School Rehabilitation Practices Using Multimedia-Enabled Dot Codes Technology
Assistive technology consists of devices and services. An assistive technology device is an item or piece of equipment that helps a person with a disability increase, maintain or improve a student’s functional capabilities. Assistive technology devices can be high-tech or low-tech.
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An Overview of the Technological Options for Promoting Communication Skills of Children With Cerebral Palsy
Umbrella term including any technological device, tool, or equipment aimed at improving self-determination of individuals with developmental disabilities.
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Online Courses Accessible to College Students With Disabilities
Devices or services used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of a person with a disability. Allows the person with a disability to access the information necessary to accomplish required learning tasks.
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Emerging Technologies for Aging in Place
A device or system supporting an individual in performing a task that otherwise could not be done, or increases the ease and safety with which it is done.
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Cognitive Load and Disorientation Issues in Hypermedia as Assistive Technology
Assistive technology is “any item, piece of equipment, or product system whether acquired off the shelf, modified, or customized that is used to increase, maintain or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities” (Public Law, 100- 407, 1988).
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A Disability-Aware Mentality to Information Systems Design and Development
A piece of software or device that allows a person with disability to interact with an information system without difficulty.
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Web Accessibility and Compliance Issues
Equipment, device, or other product that assists a disabled user in performing tasks that otherwise would be difficult or not possible to accomplish.
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