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Addressing the Expanded Core Curriculum

Assistive Technology Skills Assistive Technology

(AT) allows students with visual impairments to access the general curriculum, increase literacy options, and enhance communication. A variety of high- and low-tech assistive technology tools and software has been designed specifically for learners with visual impairments who require specialized instruction. These devices/software include, but are not limited to:

  • Electronic braille notetakers;
  • Colored transparencies;
  • Tactile symbols;
  • Calendar systems;
  • Video magnifiers;
  • Screen reader software;
  • Screen enlarging software;
  • Braille displays;
  • Auditory access to printed materials; and
  • Magnification devices.

For more information, refer to the Assistive Technology for Students Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired section of this document or to the Assistive Technology and Accessible Educational Materials (AT&AEM) Center at OCALI.