Assistive technologies for teacher education

$1,275
14%
Raised toward our $9,000 Goal
14 Donors
22
days left
Project ends on March 14, at 12:00 AM CDT
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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

 

 

 

 

Levels
Choose a giving level

$50

Access Level

Donors who contribute $50 or more will be sent a postcard with a thank you message in Braille and a link to a video of students signing thank you.

$100

Maintenance Level

Donors who contribute $100 or more will be sent a personalized card written by a student in Braille or a video from students signing a personalized thank you message in ASL.

$250

Repair Level

Donors who contribute $250 or more will be thanked publicly in an upcoming promotional video about the new technology.

$500

Purchase Level

Donors who contribute $500 or more will have their name placed on an AT device purchased.

$1,000

Transformation Level

Donors who contribute $1000 or more will have their names displayed on a sign in the Special Education Assistive Technology (SEAT) Center.