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Assistive Technology

Free and Low-Cost Assistive Technology for Teachers and Students. A guide to accompany our FETC 2019 Poster Session

Who uses Assistive Technology?

  • Sight impaired personsicon of diverse persons, including a person in a wheelchair
  • Hearing impaired persons
  • Mobility impaired persons
  • Learning difference persons, e.g., 
    • Autism spectrum disorder
    • Dyslexia
  • Culturally diverse populations (ESL)
  • Aging populations
  • General population personal preference

Four Principles of Accessibility

  • Perceivable information and user interface
    • Content is easy for user to see and hear.
    • Different methods of presenting content.
    • Use of Alt Text
    • Use of closed captions. 
  • Operable user interface and navigation
    • Easy to navigate site.
    • Keyboard functionality. 
    • Content does not cause seizures
    • Site is not "time locked" (user is not restricted in the amount of time it takes user to perform a function)
  • Understandable information and user interface
    • Readable text.
    • Users are helped to avoid and correct mistakes
    • Predictable appearance and operation of content.
  • Robust content
    • Content compatibility with current and future user tools.
    • Reliable interpretation of content.

from W3C Working Group, Accessibility Principles 

Poster Session FETC 2019

This guide was created to accompany a 2019 FETC poster session, presented at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida in January 2019 by FAU faculty, Lauri Rebar of FAU Libraries and Ann Musgrove, Ed.D. and Jillian Powers, Ph.D., of FAU College of Education.

Additional Resources

Visit our ADA Services webpage for information on a variety of services and technology through FAU Libraries.

Also see our Disability Resource Guide and Disability Employment Month Guide for additional information and resources on disabilities and related topics, including national, State of Florida and Palm Beach County resources

FAU's SAS (Student Accessibility Services) department has great resources!

Last updated on Jan 16, 2024 9:44 AM