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Tomball Independent School District

Assistive Technology

Assistive technology devices and services are available to students who have been identified as eligible for special education services and demonstrate a need.  Tomball ISD boasts a cohort of trained administrators, teachers, appraisal personnel, speech therapists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, and certified hearing and vision specialists who work collaboratively with the student and family to identify assistive technology solutions that will result in student access to the curriculum and provide training to the student, teacher and other support persons.
 
We are expanding our use of digital materials that provide various supports to our students.  Links and log-in credentials to digital text available to all students are located on our webpage  http://bit.ly/2oeFjX8.  
 
For qualified students we are expanding the use of two resources, Bookshare and Learning Ally.  We are very excited to add these tools to our toolbelt of resources and expand access to curriculum.
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On-Demand Video Library

TOPIC WEBLINK

YouTube Channel

for assorted support videos

https://bit.ly/3axOTrd

Orientation to AT program

https://youtu.be/vblzE60cvD8
ACCOMMODATIONS  
Changing the overlay color in Word, Docs, PDF and webpages using universal tools. https://youtu.be/amZAr0Oa-Dk
Using read-aloud from Snap and Read in Schoology quizzes and discussion boards https://youtu.be/LyZbE-AL4XE
 3 ways Co:Writer supports the writing process within Schoology https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFHOoV8c_jI
Providing audio support and annotation on a PDF. https://youtu.be/I0LbLY4J-mo
   
BOARDMAKER  7.0  
Boardmaker 7.0 Quick Start https://youtu.be/Lmx00DesQrA
Boardmaker 7.0 Importing and converting files from Boardmaker 6 to Boardmaker 7 https://youtu.be/-mh0P2Si20A
Boardmaker 7.0 Symbolate Writer https://youtu.be/9v1NKa9yED8
Boardmaker 7.0 Adding a picture from your device https://youtu.be/X8XTc2m2WXI
Boardmaker 7.0 Opening a webpage from your board https://youtu.be/JlSCWtk2Jvc
   
Boardmaker 6.0  
Boardmaker 6 Basics webinar  11/30/2018   https://youtu.be/os3B563h9XQ
Adding custom symbols to your symbol library from outside sources https://youtu.be/TfbjFbbsnqk
Sharing Boardmaker Boards with a parent https://youtu.be/I-sV_P4bwuw
Using parts of icons to create a new icon http://bit.ly/2Z3LEW7              
   
BOOKSHARE AND LEARNING ALLY  
Learning Ally Teacher_2022 https://youtu.be/kIZXWLr36DU
Qualifications http://bit.ly/34IId70
Getting LINKed to Learning Ally http://bit.ly/2DKO1AR
Cracking open your BOOKSHARE account-Webreader http://bit.ly/34R5a85 
Learning Ally on the Ipad https://youtu.be/6lMIBEUNGFE
Dolphin Easy Reader for Bookshare http://bit.ly/2AFM7zI
 Using the new Webreader in Bookshare https://youtu.be/yvJPj0REK4w
   
CAT in the CLASSROOM  
Working with CAT off-line in Google http://bit.ly/2n9ukO4
What's new in Snap and Read and Co:writer http://bit.ly/2Mb8eW4
Co:Writer for Revising and Editing http://bit.ly/2MecEeW
 Using CAT to write a Research Paper  http://bit.ly/2MnMBCk
 Installing CAT on the Teacher Extension Toolbar http://bit.ly/2R1yLVz
Reading fractions in Googledocs using Snap and Read   http://bit.ly/309mDpA
   
COMMUNICATION-AAC  
Ablenet Big Step by Step with Levels https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CuIfCJOobQ
 Ablenet Supertalker https://youtu.be/pGZ4FuE0VAM 
 Ablenet Italk2 with levels https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFWNeAdW2lU 
 LAMP Words for Life overview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWRHqdkQyoI 
Autism Grant AAC videos (GoTalkNow, Proloquo2Go) https://bit.ly/3CYzdex
   
CREATING VISUAL SUPPORTS  
Creating a Visual Calendar in GoogleSheets https://youtu.be/f3sND8FkXDw
   
   
 GOOGLE CHROME  
Creating multiple accounts on Google Chrome https://youtu.be/77yQ4JkpFTI
Logging in to GoogleChrome https://youtu.be/nTFXcTneIns
 Voice typing in Googledocs https://goo.gl/FhTUoY
Voice typing using CoWriter https://bit.ly/2Jm9F1b
 Updating GoogleChrome https://goo.gl/gjiJxn
 Close Captioning Googleslides https://youtu.be/rYzJdRFREd4
Live Closed Caption in GoogleMeet https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0uVELNw8x8
 

SNAP AND READ/CO:WRITER-  Google Chrome Browser

SR PDF Annotation in Schoology-2022

https://youtu.be/AszPg7j9Yno

SR-Reading in Spanish Language

https://youtu.be/7l5V1w1QuCU

SR-Loading a PDF for reading by the text reader https://youtu.be/2dPRbwKPotU
SR-Colored Overlay and Reading Line Guide http://bit.ly/2PHZDNv
SR-Loading a PDF in Snap and Read-Annotation tool https://youtu.be/XaGYq7JJN4Q
SR Dictionary Tool https://bit.ly/3ayqamD
SR Content and Language Supports https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjffMBWUc1I&t=21s
CW-Spanish Prediction https://youtu.be/UW3lq1EXJZc
CW-Overview w English narration https://goo.gl/7qiHwx
CW-Overview w Spanish narration https://youtu.be/SVAoHrgwM70
SR-Overview with Spanish narration https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IW3ZAKLg6W4
Reading an entire text document   https://goo.gl/YpFpK4
Connecting with your students (NEW) https://goo.gl/m27C1K
SR-Annotation Feature  https://youtu.be/F-IQ11fz6-I
SR-Complete overview https://goo.gl/pUVRtH
 SR-Overview of Options in English https://youtu.be/5n90Du8gCuk
SR-Text Reader tool https://youtu.be/yuNZAnBouZU
SR-Inaccessible text-OCR https://goo.gl/sEmGrH
SR-Translation tool in PDF using OCR  https://goo.gl/1QF7EA
SR-Outline tool to write a paper  2021 https://youtu.be/h4sGvZtYgbg
SR-Text leveling within a PDF using OCR https://goo.gl/6GYk4h
SR-Text leveling in a text document https://goo.gl/eRQSWv
CW-Topic Dictionary-Quick topic https://goo.gl/XvuZwf
CW-As Needed prediction and Voice typing  NEW!  https://youtu.be/yNcw1ZulzmI
   
 SNAP AND READ/CO:WRITER UNIVERSAL APPLE iOS
Downloading the apps from Itunes (NEW)  https://goo.gl/sjhs1v
SR  Using the text reader in Snap and Read (NEW)  https://goo.gl/cKXVFt
SR- Using the outline tool on an iOS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVFtHxBIi68
   
 PARENT SUPPORTS FOR CAT 
Logging in to CAT using GoogleChrome https://youtu.be/O17pjBoVv2M
Parent demo of the Chrome extensions https://goo.gl/w3Uk7V
   
UNIVERSAL PROTOCOL FOR ACCOMMODATIONS IN READING (UPAR) 
UPAR Teacher 2022 https://youtu.be/04czDNr2Ldk
   
OFFICE ACCESSIBILITY  
Text to Speech in Word https://youtu.be/zVIXIePpKf0
   
WINDOWS ACCESSIBILITY  
Keyboard accessibility https://youtu.be/aTQiPTeZQ5w
Mouse accessibility http://bit.ly/2UxXph1
   
IPAD-IPOD  
Using your Otterbox case as a stand https://www.schooltube.com/media/1_xg1zs57e
Ipad-Guided Access https://www.schooltube.com/media/1_xyyhzmht
 Ipad-Dolphin Easy Reader app http://bit.ly/2MEPwUk
   
FORTE-FUSION  
Forte-Fusion   Setting up a student file on the device http://goo.gl/7gLQLM
Forte-Fusion   Review of the main menu http://goo.gl/g0h1px
Forte-Fusion   Sending text to the computer http://goo.gl/HrY71S
Forte-Fusion   Enabling word prediction readback http://goo.gl/vr5Pta
Forte-Fusion   Using the split screen feature http://goo.gl/SqVVap
Forte-Fusion   Disabling writing supports http://goo.gl/b22afd
Forte-Fusion   Resetting your device http://goo.gl/rI0mrP
   
HEARING  
Introduction to the Zoomlink https://www.schooltube.com/media/1_nktjpgwu
Using the battery tester https://www.schooltube.com/media/1_h4nostlt
Using an Array Soundfield https://www.schooltube.com/media/1_h4nostlt
 Using a Zoomlink as the audio interface for media  https://youtu.be/tio-r98-lOA
 The Phonak MyLink https://yhoo.it/33HTxA3
 The Comtek 216 http://bit.ly/33NHcKC
The Roger Inspiro https://yhoo.it/33FGwGP
Connecting the Roger Inspiro to the Roger Digimaster  http://bit.ly/2TYGyFi
Pairing the FM unit with the Red Cat Tower https://youtu.be/J5RDrk36k5A
   
OUTLOOK  
Creating an appointment without needing a response https://youtu.be/nxeerjGXRRM
   
TEACHER TOOLS  
Quizbot https://bit.ly/2J77uOz
   
SWITCH INTERFACES  
Using the Powerlink 3 for switch activities. https://www.schooltube.com/media/1_5pee3enl
Using the Quizworks Switch interface https://www.schooltube.com/media/1_05enfomp
 Simply Works switch interface and wireless switch   https://youtu.be/8bh0C4EMkWE 
USB Switch-Inclusive Technologies  https://youtu.be/g5lGgBmwgYI
   
UNIVERSAL DESIGN FEATURES  
Turning on Closed Captioning https://bit.ly/3bwtsqL
   
WINDOWS  
Neutralizing your desktop for screen sharing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vspuYZOAMq8