Tutorials for Assistive Devices
Visit the Assistive Technology Viewer from the NATRI (National Assistive Technology Research Institute) to see short videos for Input Devices,
Communication, Mobility, & Vision Aids, Switches, Alternative Keyboards, Workplace Technology, and Software.
AT Training on-line
4 (Crick Software)
These tutorials were developed by staff at the Kent National Grid for Learning group in England and include: About Clicker; Making your own grids; Creating a set of linked grids; Clicker Big Books and Clicker projects in schools.
4000 (Don Johnston, Inc.)
Apply features of this a word prediction program designed to speed up and enhance writing activities.
This programmable keyboard is used to assist students with entering letters and numbers, navigating on-screen displays, and executing commands.
II - Part 1 (IntelliTools, Inc.)
IntelliTalk II is a full-featured talking word processor that allows you to combine graphics, text, and speech to enhance writing and communication skills.
II - Part 2 (IntelliTools, Inc.)
IntelliTalk II supports the creation of curricular activities with sample templates and customizable toolbar palettes.
Maker (IntelliTools, Inc.)
Learn to create your own customized overlays for classrooom activities for IntelliKeys with photos, graphics and text.
Microsoft Word is a popular word-processing program with many powerful features that can make learning easier for students with disabilities.
(Don Johnston, Inc.)
This word processor speaks letters, words, sentences, or any combination of the three. Use it for writing and reading activities.
JAWS® for Windows works with your PC to provide access to software applications and the Internet. With its internal software speech synthesizer and the computer sound card, information from the screen is read aloud, providing technology to access a wide variety of information.
ZoomText® Xtra is an assistive technology software program that combines large print and screen reading when using Windows. Windows programs are enlarged and spoken to you as you do your work.
4 (Crick Software)
This guide gives you step-by-step instructions on how to use Clicker 4 to create mouse or switch operated talking books using pictures scanned in from real books.
4 (TAG Software)
This guide gives you step-by-step instructions on how to use HyperStudio 4 to create mouse or switch operated talking books using pictures scanned in from real books.
This guide gives you step-by-step instructions on how to use Microsoft’s Powerpoint to create mouse-operated talking books using pictures scanned from real books. It will also look at accessing these talking books using a single switch.
Several groups have made excellent tutorials on various software programs. Check out the following links for new ideas and more information!
Assistive Technology:Orange County Public Schools, FL http://www.ese.ocps.net/exchange
Georgia Learning Connections
Internet 4 Learning
Iowa's Education Area Agency 6: Assistive Technology Tutorials
Le Roy, NY Central School District
Metropolitan School Distict: Indianapolis, IL
Oswego: Software Tutorials
Oswego: Web Creations
Project Participate: High Tech How To's
SET-BC Curriculum Resources
Technology Tutorials: STSU
WebTeach WebLearn Tutorials
Widgit Software Co.
Go to Downloads then click on Tutorials
Below are a few tutorials
may help with Boardmaker, Speaking Dynamically Pro, Writing with
Symbols 2000, IntelliTools, & Kurzweil 3000.
Get Acrobat Reader
Speaking Dynamically Pro
Writing with Symbols 2000
Download Topic dictionary files that can be used with Co:Writer 4000 or Co:Writer SmartApplet on the AlphaSmart
Topic Dictionaries provide the critical vocabulary that students who struggle need to exceed writing standards in every content area. For students with physical disabilities, fatigue is reduced dramatically as topic specific words are predicted with minimal keystrokes.
Kurzweil 3000 Software
How to Videos
Self Directed Course
Kurzweil 3000 Basics
Kurzweil Video Tutorials
Getting Started Guide
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