Blog 8 Assistive Technology
Tom uses his ipad because of his cerebral palsy. He uses it to connect to his computer remotely to navigate. He also uses it to speak with a text-to-speech program on the ipad. He can pre-program it with longer dialogue like a speech to be read. Tom can also use it to play music, browse the internet, and organize files. For example if he was doing math homework he can solve the problem and turn it in digitally. He also has assistance writing with programs like word-prediction.
Maya is a young girl. Her teachers told her she was in the .4 percentile for cognitive function for her age and that she only understands 2-3 words when spoken to. Through the use of an ipad, a special case with speakers, and a plastic keyboard cover along with an app that allowed her to choose words by touching pictures. She started with…
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