Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Back to school: Favorite tips and resources from UATP



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Is your child preparing for that first day of school? Are you going back to school yourself? Here are some things to make the education journey a little easier.

The Utah Assistive Technology Program has added some new items to the Demonstration and Loan Library in Logan and the Uintah Basin. To check them out or to receive a demonstration, contact Dan in Logan or Cameron in the Uintah Basin.

For the blind and visually impaired

·     A Victor Readerstream will access Library for the Blind materials, as well as DAISY books, MP3, MP4 and EPUB files. It is a pocket-sized device with large, high contrast buttons.

·     A large print keyboard with high contrast keys may help your student with homework assignments.

·     A talking book player will help you access tons of free material from the Library for the Blind. You can use your own for free, but if you’d like to see how it works first, come to UATP for a demonstration.

For those who have trouble getting out of bed on time:

We have a shake and flash alarm.

For families that use communication apps:

·     We have iPads stocked with LAMP words for Life, ProLoQuo2Go, TouchChat with WordPower and Snap + Core First. (We also have Predictable for students who are literate but have lost their ability to speak.) Your child’s school should be your first stop for some great resources, but if you want to know more, would like to explore an app on your own or would just like a little more information so you can help with your child’s homework, contact us!

·     Coming soon: demonstration videos to help you navigate these apps.

For reading and comprehension: 

We have these short training videos, thanks to Kent Remund of the Utah Center for Assistive Technology.


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·     CoWriter


Want to know what else is available in our demonstration and loan library? Visit our website.

Have questions? Call us at 800-524-5152. Have a great year at school!

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