Assistive Technology has a variety of meanings. Some suggestions:

Written Expression/Notetaking

Thank you to Kindy Segovia for sharing options available through the Kent ISD Lending Library! Click here: Kent ISD Assistive Technology Resources and Information.
  • LiveScribe Pen
  • ITouch
    • apps that can be used for classroom response, phonemic awareness, digital recording, etc....
  • Wireless Remote Keyboards
    • similar to texting; remote control of PC keyboard
  • Alphasmart
    • portable keyboard; minimal screen; word processing only
  • Hand Held Scanner: InfoScan
  • Digital Recorders
    • Record assignments; short writing assignments


Audio Text

  • Kurzweil
  • Premier Access
    • Universal Reader
  • Natural Reader

Special Notes: Published works with publication date of after 2006, there must be a digital file of the text at least on file with the publisher. At times, it can be possible to gain these files for people documented reading disabilities.

Organization and Prioritizing Tools

  • Highlighting Tape
    • removable/repositionable and reusable; color code material; see through; can use to highlight materials you do not own.
    • Examples for use: highlight parts of formulas or parts of a textbook for math; vocab; parts of speech; learn highlighting/prioritizing strategies (highlight the wrong details? move the strips); Highlight 10 details, now remove 3 for 7 most important, now remove 3 so you have 4 important details; peer editing or self check - highlight tape when you found requirements for rubric
    • Locally: try Staples
    • Online: Therapy Shop.com