Assistive Technology Specialists

Assistive Technology Specialists at Can:Do 4Kids have a Bachelor or Masters in Occupational Therapy or Education who have undergone additional training in working with children with low vision or blindness and accessible technology.

The areas of support may include

  • Assessment and recommendation of technology
  • Equipment trials and loans
  • Training to use specialised and mainstream technology
  • Teaching touch-typing skills
  • Self-advocacy development
  • Supporting community accessibility
  • Soundfield systems

How they do this

  • Individual therapy
  • Small groups
  • Remote services and telehealth (Skype)
  • Working alongside parents/carers and key people in the child’s life
  • Clinic-based and within community settings including home
  • Education and training to teachers and support staff

Tools and programs used

  • Functional vision observations
  • Assessment of reading speed, reading text size, posture and ergonomics
  • Expert knowledge in a variety of specialised technologies and equipment (electronic desktop magnifiers, portable magnifiers, OCR- Optical Character Recognition, Braillers and Braille displays)
  • TypingClub™ and TypeAbility™ touch-typing programs
  • Screen-reader or magnification software such as ZoomText™ or JAWS™
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