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This module discusses assistive technology (AT) tools and strategies for the Expanded Core Curriculum. In addition to academic areas, learners with visual impairments may be in need of structured instructions in braille, daily living skills, leisure and sports or AT. In most cases, teachers who provide direct services to these learners will need specialized tools to prepare or adapt the necessary teaching and learning tools.

Estimated Time to Complete: 1 1/2 hours

  • What's Included
  • 23 pages
  • Pre/post-assessments
  • Optional $15 certficate
  1. Name all components of the Expanded Core Curriculum.
  2. Identify non-academic areas where AT for learners with visual impairments will be helpful.
  3. List and understand tools that teachers of the visually impaired (TVIs) and classroom teachers will require to ensure accessible instruction.
  4. Describe the direct connection between mobility skills and academic success.

Module Authors

Jaroslaw Wiazowski, Ph.D., TVI, ATT

Jarek earned his PhD at University of Lodz in Poland and TVI certification at University of Louisville, KY. He has worked with both educational programs and the assistive technology (AT) industry in Poland, Norway, USA, and Republic of South Africa. Publications include the chapter on Visual Impairments in the 2009 WATI ASNAT manual, articles in the RESNA Journal, International Journal of Special Education, Journal Special Education of Technology, and Closing the Gap Journal. He currently teaches adaptive technology for people with visual impairments at the Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw, Poland, and works as an independent Assistive Technology Consultant.

Module Content Provided By

This module was developed in collaboration with WATI and provides updated content from the Assessing Students' Needs for Assistive Technology (ASNAT) - IDEA discretionary grant #: 9906-23. 1992-2009

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