Assistive Technology Assessment and Instruction for People with Visual Impairments

This fully online course provides participants with a thorough overview of assessment and instruction techniques for teaching assistive technology to people with visual impairments of all ages. Topics include: task analysis; lesson and training plan development; learning development and evolution of assistive technology skills during instruction; learning theories as applied to children and adults; instructional strategies for assistive technology; conduction assistive technology assessments; making decisions regarding appropriate devices; choosing appropriate learning modalities; justifying recommendations; applying different AT assessment techniques such as HAAT WATI and SETT; ethical issues related to AT assessment and services; and writing AT assessment reports. We will explore ethical issues at AT evaluation the effectiveness at AT services using AT with productivity platforms on different operating systems developing curriculum for teaching screen magnification and screen reading software on different operation systems developing curriculum for teaching accessible apps on mobile devices as well as developing curriculum for teaching accessible stand-alone devices accessible third-party applications and built-in accessibility features.

Course Details

Campus: 
Boston
Format: 
Online
Level: 
Graduate
Subject: 
Vision Studies
Number: 
VISN661-01CE
Semester: 
Spring 2021
Registration Status: 
Closed
Registration: 
Saturday, January 11, 2020 to Saturday, February 1, 2020