Curriculum and Instructional Tools
The following are presentations and online tools that have been developed to support courses in adaptive/assistive technology. There are two areas of learning to use assistive technology: navigation and understanding information.
- Stdudent outcomes:
- The student will confidently be able to navigate the Internet using Internet explorer with an assistive technology.
- The student will be motivated as an independent learner to develop and utilize computer coping strategies and skills.
The Reading Cafe is especially created for students in the reading fluency program of the Disability Support Programs and Services at San Joaquin Delta College. Reading Cafe is a place for the student to independently choose a book to read. This is a place where a student can read about other people's suggestions and comments on books that they have read . The student can also make their own comments and ratings.
Reading Group and Reading Group 2
One of our activities is called the reading group. In this activity,a student has an opportunity to read short selections and then discuss them in a friendly and supportive environment. The reading group is available to all users of screen readers, from beginning to advanced readers. The purpose is to provide a social setting for people to come together and share the unique experience of reading with a screen reader. We read and discuss short stories, newspaper and magazine articles and sometimes short novels. Within this social environment, a student can build confidence in their reading ability and share tips about reading techniques. They can expand their reading experiences by reading a variety of subjects, authors and literary styles. The discussions help a student recognize other perspectives about the topics that are read.