Prepare for Virtual Assistants in Special Education
April 11, 2019
By: Jennifer Herseim
Source: District Administration
The benefits of virtual assistants for individuals with disabilities have many special educators eyeing these tools for their potential use in the classroom.
The Florida School for the Deaf and Blind uses Google Home mini devices in six classrooms, says Patrick Turnage, FSDB’s assistive technology specialist.
“For a subset of our students, tablet and computer interfaces can be daunting and complicated, both visually and cognitively,” Turnage says. Navigating a computer with a screen reader or magnification can be overwhelming for these students.