SC Curriculum Access through AT
SC Curriculum Access through Assistive Technology
As a companion to the SC Department of Education Educational Technology Plan, an interactive CD ROM was developed to demonstrate principles of AT integration and highlight how assistive and information technology is used by students with disabilities to access the curriculum and reach individual goals. Over 100 students, teachers, therapists and administrators from 15 school districts and 16 schools are showcased (half of which are considered to be rural).
This CD ROM is availalbe free of charge. If you would like a copy, please contact Janet Jendron at Janet.Jendron@uscmed.sc.edu.
We also offer several aids to using this CD ROM, shown below:
Suggestions for Use of the CD ROM
The "Realizing the Dream - Suggestions on Use" Word document explains how to open the files (Word, html and video clips) in the CD ROM and how to use them in presentations, web pages, articles, and other resources. Suggestions are given for how to take the content of the CD ROM and share it with others.
Descriptions of Videos Contained in the CD ROM
The "Realizing the Dream - Contents" Excel document lists all the video clips with descriptions, length of time (in minutes) and location within the CD ROM. Other tabs within the Excel document categorize the CD ROM by topic and keyword (e.g., it shows all videos that relate to augmentative communication). It also identifies which videos show particular software and hardware (e.g., products and subjects). This resource can be used to choose videos for inclusion in presentations and resource materials.
Online Excerpts from the CD Rom
- What is assistive technology and how is it used in schools?
- How do we decide what AT is appropriate for an individual student?
- How can AT be integrated into the curriculum?
- What does it mean to use visual supports for literacy?
- How do school districts develop their AT programs?
- What is accessible information technology?
- Spotlights on Success
- How can the South Carolina Assistive Technology Program help?
- SC Educational Technology Plan