There's an App for that!
Guides to free (or nearly free!) helpful apps for students available on smart phones, tablets, and computers.
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Zoom Video Conferencing Software
KUMDC utilizes the latest in innovative cross-platform video conferencing software for webinars, virtual coaching, video conferencing, virtual observations, and virtual trainings. By utilizing a video conferencing platform, such as Zoom, we are able to connect to people in remote locations.
Kubi Telepresence Robotics
Kubi mean "neck" in Japanese. Combined with our Zoom video conferencing software, our telepresence robotics (Kubi) allow KUMDC staff to call into a classroom and conduct observations without disrupting the dynamics. With 300 degrees of pan, 90 degrees of tilt, Kubi's are a perfect edtech solution to other cost prohibitive systems.
At KUMDC, we believe communication and staying in touch are key components to building stronger relationships. We utilize Constant Contact as one of our main ways to keep our constituents informed. It allows us to inform our base when we are offering trainings and webinars and allows us to let everyone know what is happening at the touch of a button. If you would like to be on our email list, head on over and sign up!
What is Assistive Technology?
According to Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA), Assistive Technology (AT) is any item, piece of equipment, software program, or product system that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of persons with disabilities.
- AT can be low-tech: communication boards made of cardboard or fuzzy felt.
- AT can be high-tech: special-purpose computers.
- AT can be hardware: prosthetics, mounting systems, and positioning devices.
- AT can be computer hardware: special switches, keyboards, and pointing devices.
- AT can be computer software: screen readers and communication programs.
- AT can be inclusive or specialized learning materials and curriculum aids.
- AT can be specialized curricular software.
- AT can be much more—electronic devices, wheelchairs, walkers, braces, educational software, power lifts, pencil holders, eye-gaze and head trackers, and much more.
Assistive technology helps people who have difficulty speaking, typing, writing, remembering, pointing, seeing, hearing, learning, walking, and many other things. Different disabilities require different assistive technologies.