Learning Disabilities – Accommodations & assistive technology

Adult literacy, learning disabilities and technology: an annotated bibliography. (Online)
Jean Williams. Montreal, Que.: Centre for Literacy of Quebec, 2001.
Available at www.centreforliteracy.qc.ca/sites/default/files/finalsum.pdf

Assistive technology. (Online)
Washington, DC: National Center for Technology Innovation, 2007-.
Available at http://www.nationaltechcenter.org/index.php/category/assistive-technology/
»A blog about assistive technology devices, resources and research by innovators in the field.

Assistive technology: access for all students.
Linda Johnston. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Merrill Prentice Hall, 2007.
»An introduction and overview of assistive technology is followed by information on assistive technology for the young child, high-incidence disabilities, positioning and mobility, communication, sensory impairments, transition, distance learning and ethics.

Assistive technology and adult literacy: access and benefits. (Online) In Review of Adult Literacy and Learning, Vol. 7, Ch. 4.
Heidi Silver-Pacuilla. Boston, MA: National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy, 2007.
Available at http://www.ncsall.net/?id=1176

Assistive Technology British Columbia.(Website)
Vancouver, BC: Assistive Technology British Columbia. 2009-2010.
Available at http://www.at-bc.ca/
»Provides assistive technology resources to make learning and working environments usable for people with disabilities.

Assistive technology information: guide for literacy practitioners. (Online)
Literacy Nova Scotia. Truro, NS: Literacy Nova Scotia, 2010.
Available at https://www.literacyns.ca/docs/AssistTech_Guide.pdf
»This guide is intended to help literacy practitioners explore possible assistive technology devices, intervention, and solutions for their learners.

CILS. (Online).
Vancouver, BC: BC College and Institute Library Services, 2009.
Available at http://www.langara.bc.ca/cils/
»Examples and links to resources for ABE and college-level students with print disabilities in BC.

Free assistive technology for people with learning disabilities. (Online)
Yvan Roy. Montreal, Que.: Centre for Literacy of Quebec, 2009.
Available at http://www.centreforliteracy.qc.ca/sites/default/files/Free_AT_Wkshp.pdf
»Information on free assistive software.

Getting started with assistive technology. (Online) In Focus on Basics, Vol. 8, issue D, 16-20.
Heidi Silver-Pacuilla, 2007.
Available at http://www.ncsall.net/fileadmin/resources/fob/2007/fob_8d.pdf

A guide to assistive technology to support literacy learners with disabilities.
NWT Literacy Council. Yellowknife, NWT: NWT Literacy Council, 2003.
Also available online at http://www.en.copian.ca/library/learning/nwt/assistec/cover.htm

“It gets in your brain …”: effective practices in adult literacy using speech assisted reading and writing (SARAW) with people with disabilities.
Audrey Gardner. Calgary, AB: Bow Valley College, 2005.
Also available online at http://www.en.copian.ca/library/learning/brain/cover.htm
»This guide offers activities, resources, and suggestions to help increase learning opportunities for adults with physical and/or intellectual disabilities. It is designed for instructors, tutors and coordinators in adult literacy programs, as well as support workers and coordinators in disabilities and rehabilitation programs and organizations.

LaDS: SARAW survey report: literacy and disabilities study.
Audrey Gardner. Calgary, AB: Bow Valley College, 2005.
Also available online at http://www.en.copian.ca/library/research/study/final/cover.htm
»This survey looked at different delivery models and educational settings where adults with disabilities use SARAW (Speech Assisted Reading and Writing). The report documents the methodology, findings and recommendations from the SARAW survey, which consisted of face-to-face and phone interviews with learners, tutors, instructors and coordinators. Two program case studies are included.

Learning tools that work: a survey of adaptive technology in learning programs. (Online)
Jennifer Hunt. Guelph, Ont.: Action Read, 2005.
Available at http://www.en.copian.ca/library/learning/lttw/cover.htm
»This resource provides an overview of some adaptive technology and assistive devices that have been field tested at Action Read.

LD Resources.(Online)
Sandford Shapiro. 1995-.
Available at http://www.ldresources.org/
»This collection of resources, organized as a blog, can be browsed by content. For example, the following page lists low tech tools http://www.ldresources.org/category/low-tech-tools/

Literacy demonstrations accommodations for adults with learning disabilities: balancing accommodation with skills integrity.
Pat Hatt. Toronto, Ont.: Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario, 2003.
»The title says it all. Plenty of examples of accommodations that may be helpful for learners with various kinds of learning disabilities, embedded in case studies and demonstration lessons with diverse adult learners.

Living in the state of stuck: how assistive technology impacts the lives of people with disabilities.
Marcia J. Scherer. Brookline, Mass.: Brookline Books, 2005.
»This book provides a discussion on assistive technology from the perspective of those who use it or have opted not to use it. It looks at the benefits and flaws of different types of assistive technology. Checklists for evaluating and selecting assistive technology are included.

Software and apps for dyslexic adults.(Online)
Dyslexic Adult Link, (n.d.).
Available at http://www.dyslexia-adults.com/a14b.html

Tech tools for students with learning disabilities: infusion into inclusive classrooms. (Online)
Jane Quenneville. Washington, DC: LDonline, 2001.
Available at http://www.ldonline.org/article/6380

Tools for immigrant deaf and hard of hearing adults in bilingual and bicultural literacy programs: a practitioner research project for practical results (Phase 1): final report. (Online)
Brent D. Novodvorski. Calgary, AB: Bow Valley College, 2008.
Available at http://www.en.copian.ca/library/research/bowvalley/deaf/deaf.pdf