Dr. Amelia K. Moody, UNCW
Assistive Technology Demonstration and Lending Site
Watson School of Education
February, 2012
Lending Library Contents
Category
Cognitive and Learning Aids
Communication
Computer Hardware and Access
Daily Living Aids
Environmental Aids
Hearing and Listening Aids
Mobility, Positioning and Transportation
Aids
Recreation, Leisure and Sensory
Switches
Vision Aids
Number of Items
259
104
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19
14
45
9
167
30
58
FOR
YOUR
USE!
What is Universal Design?
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Speakerphones
Curb cuts
Close-captioned television
All universally designed to
accommodate a wide variety of users,
including those with disabilities.
(CAST, 2009)
What is Universal Design of
Learning?
Provide Multiple
Means of
Representation
Perception
(interpret and
organize info)
Provide Multiple
Means of Action
and Expression
Physical action
Provide Multiple
Means of
Engagement
Recruiting interest
What Might This Look Like in the
classroom? (Linda Bowen, 2011)
• GOAL - The student will advertise their company’ s
pencils through multiple means of action and
expression (Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences).
• Reading/Writing Objective-The student will listen
critically and express opinions in oral presentations.
• Technology Objectives- The student will use a variety of
media and formats to communicate information and ideas
effectively to multiple audiences
(Loudon County Schools, 2010)
Examples of multiple expression
(Bowen, 2011)
Graphic design
Song and dance
(Bowen, 2011)
Posters
Jingles
Various languages
Video
(Bowen, 2011)
UDL Examples
Multiple Mean of Representation
• How are you going to present your content so
that it meets the needs of all students?
• Provide guided notes
• Create graphic organizers and pair them with
instruction
• Offer varied levels of reading materials
Examples of Accessible Texts
• Poems
• Picture, fiction,
non-fiction books
• Short stories
• Internet pieces
• Student writing
• Historical
recounts
• Menus
• Catalogs
• Photos
• Song lyrics
• Letters and
journals
• Pictures of
artwork
• Calendars
• Maps
• Charts and
graphs
Multiple Mean of Expression
• How will students demonstrate what they have
learned?
• Provide tiered instruction
• Allow for oral and written exams
• Assign models, videos, and writing
opportunities
• Use portfolios as work examples in addition
to paper/pencil tests
Multiple Mean of Engagement
•How are you going to provide multiple pathways
for students to actually learn the material
presented?
•Offer large, small group, and individualized
learning opportunities
•Provide repeated practice with explicit
feedback,
•Allow students to provide written or oral
feedback to share ideas
•Build on students’ interests
•Use computers, videos, and hands on
learning opportunities
CAST Profile Tool
– Discussion and practice?
(CAST, 2011)
Example UDL Profile
Katrina can you do
some high school
and elementary
school here?
Low-tech Solutions
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Note card for tracking lines of text
Word highlighters
Word finders
Magnetic letters on a cookie sheet
Coin calculator
Graphic addition to printed texts
Concept maps-using color and pictures
Used color highlighters to emphasize
sentence structure
High-tech Solutions
Types we will address today:
• Mapping strategies
• Reading websites
• Flexible print displays
• Text to sign language
• Text to speech
• Screen readers
• Switch adapted toys and communication
devices
• iPads
Reading Websites
• Fry's Readability Graph Determines
readability of a text
 trackstar.4teachers.org - Gives same content on
varying reading levels
 News-2-You Newspaper Graphic enhanced
newspapers. online samples include regular, high,
and spanish
• BookBox Digital books
 Book Builder . http://bookbuilder.cast.org/ create UDL
based digital books from CAST
• Communicate: In Print 2 - A desk top publishing tool
for creating graphic enhanced reading material
• PowerPoint Books/Region 2 Digital Library . large
collection of PowerPoint books created by teachers
Text to Speech
• Kurzweil 3000 - www.kurzweiledu.com
 ReadingBar - www.readplease.com
• SOLO - www.donjohnston.com
Flexible Word Structuring
• Microsoft WORD - Autosummarize Tool
– Directions:
http://www.microsoft.com/education/autosu
mmarize.aspx
• DraftBuilder - www.donjohnston.com
• OmniOutliner - www.omnigroup.com
• Inspiration & Kidspiration from
www.inspiration.com
Graphic Organizers
Graphic Organizers http://www.teachervision.fen.com/graphicorganizers/printable/6293.html?s2
printable graphic organizers bubbl.us http://www.bubbl.us/ free online mapping
software
• cMap - http://cmap.ihmc.us free concept
mapping software for Mac and Windows
• FreeMind (Win . Mac) http://freemind.sourceforge.net . free mind
mapping software. requires Java runtime
Writing Production
• Zoho - www.zoho.com free online productivity
tools, including word processing, spreadsheets,
presentations
• Thumbstacks - www.thumbstacks.com free
online presentation software
• Adobe Reader - www.adobe.com . current
version includes extensive commenting tools
and a "typewriter"
Word Prediction and Talking
Word Processor
• Co:Writer (Win. Mac).
http://www.donjohnston.com/products/cowriter/in
dex.html word prediction and audio feedback
• WordQ (Win). http://www.wordq.com/ word
prediction and text to speech
• Speaking Notepad - www.qwertystudios.com
talking word processor for Windows
Graphic Enhanced Writing
 PixWriter .
http://www.slatersoftware.com/pixwriter.html . write
with words, phrases, or pictures. correlates pictures
to words and includes text to speech
• Communicate: In Print 2 http://www.widgit.com/products/inprint/index.htm . a
symbol based desk top publishing program, great for
creating symbol rich print materials
Free Online Graph Paper
• Customizable
graph paper
generators
(Prietz, 2003)
Websites
• CAST
http://www.cast.org/teachingeverystudent/tools/classpro
file.cfm
• Loudon County Schools
http://cmsweb1.loudoun.k12.va.us/50910068152053/
blank/browse.asp?a=383&BMDRN=2000&BCOB=0&
c=91435
Mongomery County Schools
http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/h
iat/udl/secondary.shtm
Freeware.com
Questions?
Amelia Moody, Ph.D.
Assistive Technology Demonstration
and Lending Site
UNCW
[email protected]
910-962-2580
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