[TechKnowledgy 2021-22] Assistive Technology and its Role in Education for Students with Vision Impairments
Presented by: Peggy Fields and Caren Phipps
Assistive technology (AT) impacts the lives of students today in ways undreamed of even 10 years ago. It has followed in the footsteps of mainstream technology, offering solutions for students with disabilities. This recorded webinar focuses on low vision and blindness issues. Peggy and Caren provide an overview of educational services from the Virginia Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired (DBVI), and assistive technology in the form of magnifiers, magnification software, speech access, optical character recognition, braille, specialized apps, and built-in system accessibility. They also provide resources, as well as a list of vendors for AT products that may be added to an educator's "toolbox" of solutions for students with vision impairments.