Free assistive technology is a budget-saving reality
Posted Aug 24 2008 10:33pm
Assistive technology used to be a big budget killer for many Disability Service offices, but today, it needn’t be such a burdensome service of the DSO. As a matter of fact, there are a lot of assistive technology components which are free.
If you need inspiration, take a look at the example being put in place at
Funded by a Department of Education grant, the DSO at Ohio State is providing students with USB thumb drives, which load a self voicing menu upon insertion in a computer. The student can then select which assistive technologies they want to use. The thumb drive also maintains all of the student’s settings and configurations, furthering simplicity of use.
Aside from just describing the tools that are being employed, the article has links for each of the free assistive technologies being used.