Assistive technologies for teacher education
Help the Department of Special Education at Illinois State update our assistive technologies (AT) for our teacher education program. Our program is one of only two in the U.S. that prepares teachers in D/deaf and Hard of Hearing, Low Vision and Blindness, and Learning and Behavior Specialist. Our students take many courses that integrate AT into the content, which sets our program apart from other teacher preparation programs in the field. Rapid advances in technology, however, require continual updates to our AT in order to stay current with the field.
As a leader in special education teacher preparation, we need to be on the cutting edge of AT so that we can prepare our teachers to benefit a wide range of students with disabilities with the up-to-date tools used in K-12 schools.
Your donation can help us purchase and update:
- Audio amplification devices
- Sophisticated text-to-speech apps
- Augmented and alternative communication (AAC) devices
- Braille writers
- FD/DM systems