Back to school: AT for 2021/22!

Welcome to a brand new school year of assistive technology at EMSB!

We are excited to continue our work with students and staff to support them with our universal and specialized assistive technologies. Here is the AT we are supporting students with this year:

WordQ/SpeakQ

Read&Write for Google Chrome & Read&Write for iPad

Immersive Reader/Microsoft accessibility

Bookshare/Easyreader for iOS

Snapverter, OrbitDoc, Adobe Scan and Office Lens (OCR scanning)

BoardmakerOnline and Boardmaker applications for iOS

TouchChat HD with Wordpower, Proloquo2Go & Snap Core First (AAC)

Voilà! Introducing our new software!

New for 2021/22 as pilot projects in our schools:

Clicker Writer

Antidote

Additionally, we support students and staff to integrate the following:

Accessibility for iOS devices (text to speech, speech recognition, scanning)

Specialized apps and web-based tools to support literacy/numeracy/social support

Organizational technology tools to support executive functioning skills (ex. Google Keep, OneNote, Mindmeister, Padlet, other tools)

Alternate access to the school environment/curriculum through technology (accessible textbooks)

Univeral Design for Learning and its application to assistive technologies

Literacy and AAC-modelling and technology use

Support to EMSB families with AT

We work on-to-one, in small groups or with full classrooms with our assistive technologies-and we’re looking forward to an excellent school year full of AT! If you have questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact us.

See you in our schools!

-Andrea Prupas (West Sector, EMSB) and Elisa Mei-Farina (East Sector, EMSB)

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