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Reading

What is Reading? gathering information, decoding

Tasks

  • Books/magazines
  • Worksheets
  • Blackboard
  • Overhead
  • Maps
  • Computer screen

What affects reading Visually ?

  • Lighting
  • Contrast
  • Cistance
  • Color
  • Visual functioning

No Tech Solutions

Lo Tech Solutions

Hi Tech Solutions

Map/Graphic Solutions

  • Tactile Math Graphics
  • Creation Tools
    • Stereo Copier
    • PIAF
    • Reprotronics-Tactile Image Enhancer
  • Swell Paper
  • APH Tactile Diagram Kit
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Tracing Wheel
  • Elmer's Glue
  • Hot Glue 
  • Puff Paint
  • Wikki Sticks

Writing

Definition - creating or producing information

Tasks

  • Handwriting-original, workbook, copying (notetaking)
  • Computer based-typing, keyboarding
  • Braille writing

No Tech Solutions

  • Change size, color, contrast between paper and writing instrument (felt-tip pen/marker)
  • Black line paper
  • Writing instrument 
  • Positioning
  • Computer 
    • Change font type, font size, foreground/background color
    • Use High Contrast Mode
    • Change resolution
    • Glare shields
    • Change monitor angle
    • Change mouse pointer, slow down mouse speed, mouse trails

Lo Tech Solutions

  • larger monitor
  • Large Print Key caps for keyboard
  • color filters
  • slate and stylus
  • braille writer

Hi Tech Solutions

  • Screen Magnification
  • Screen Reader
  • Portable Braille Notetakers
  • Electronic Braille Writer (Mountbatten)
  • Braille translator (also for Macintosh)
  • Braille Embosser
  • Language Master 

Arithmetic

Definition - reading, writing, and computing numeric information

No Tech Solution

Lo Tech Solutions

Hi Tech Solutions

  • LP Graphic Calculator
  • Talking Scientific Calculator
  • Blazie Graph-it
  • Triangle
  • MathML on the web
  • Scientific Notebook

Recreation

Task

  • Household information-clothing, food, medicine, labels
  • Appliance information-manuals, controls
  • Mail
  • Check writing
  • Traveling
  • Games
  • Sports

No Tech Solutions

  • Structure, planning ahead
  • Rubber bands, buttons,

Lo Tech Solutions

  • Large print/talking everything
  • Braille tags, labels
  • Beep balls
  • Cane
  • Check writing guide
  • Signature guide

Hi Tech Solutions

  • Internet - banking, shopping, news, entertainment, schedules, etc.
    • Internet Explorer, WebSpeak, Home Page Reader
    • Eudora, Simply Mail
  • Color Talker
  • Bar Code reader
  • Guide dog