Technologies for Differentiation




Assistive Devices

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Center for Assistive Technology & Environmental Access: assistivetech.net

http://www.assistivetech.net/
Online information on assistive technologies, adaptive environments and community resources

ATMac: Assistive Technology for Apple and Mac Users

http://atmac.org
Covers Apple products with a slant towards tools for disability, adpaptive and assistive technology, and making accessible programs and content.


Universal Access in Operating Systems

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Apple Computer: Universal Access

http://www.apple.com/accessibility/
Detailed information on using built-in accessibility features of Apple products

Microsoft: Make Windows XP More accessible for Everyone

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/accessibility/default.mspx
Specific directions for accessibility components built into Windows XP

Microsoft: Accessibility in Windows Vista

http://www.microsoft.com/enable/products/windowsvista/default.aspx
Specific directions for accessibility components built into Windows Vista


Universal Design for Learning

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CAST: Universal Design for Learning

http://www.cast.org/

Universal Design for Learning Technology Toolkit

http://udltechtoolkit.wikispaces.com/

Universal Design for Learning — Improved Access for All

http://www.schwablearning.org/articles.aspx?r=490

Universal Design for Learning and Assistive Technology

http://www.nectac.org/topics/atech/udl.asp



Capabilities in Applications

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Microsoft Word: Display Readability Statistics

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/assistance/HP051896011033.aspx

Apple: Spoken Interface for Mac OS X

http://www.apple.com/accessibility/voiceover/

Kidspiration: Listen Tool to hear text read aloud

http://www.inspiration.com/productinfo/kidspiration/features/index.cfm

Inspiration: Visual (diagram) to Text (outline) and back

http://www.inspiration.com/productinfo/inspiration/features/index.cfm



Management Tools

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Research Randomizer

http://www.randomizer.org/index.htm
Random number generator

Random.org

http://www.random.org/sform.html
Another random number generator

Final Countdown

http://homepage.mac.com/marco_coisson/FinalCountdown/FinalCountdownEn.html
A countdown timer application for Mac OS X

3-2-1 Countdown

http://www.baldgeeks.com/3-2-1.htm
A countdown timer dashboard widget for Mac OS X

Online-Stopwatch.com

http://www.online-stopwatch.com
Web-based countdown timer and stopwatch clock with variations


Technology Resources Online

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Web 2.0 Directories

Mobile Apps

Online Apps & Activities

Multiple Intelligences & Technology

Bloom's Taxonomy & Technology

Other Online Tools