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Assistive Technology Announcements

AU App Matrix

November 03, 2016

As a result of the support of the AU research community since 2014, the ASD iPad project has been a great success. In 2016 we developed the "App Matrix" . An app discovery tool that allows students to select apps that may facilitate learning via identified learning skills. Student peers have chosen and ranked items, blogged and commented on their experience of borrowed apps from AU in their learning here.

There is continued deployment of AU owned apps to students who have their own devices and ASD has a few loaner iPads for those who cannot acquire their own.

We encourage you to review the resource, register and engage with us as part of the App Matrix social community.

Future endeavors may explore the borrowing and deployment of Windows, OSX, and Android apps to AU students registered with ASD. This is all reliant on funding that can be obtained for the apps and deployment tool license.

For more information or to find out how you can help in assistive technology initiatives, please contact the AU’s Assistive Technologist

ASD is Actively Involved in Published Research

November 03, 2016

The ASD Assistive Technologist, Carrie Anton and Dr. Linda Chmiliar conducted a research project that is published in various journals including The Journal on Technology and Persons with Disabilities.

Findings were related to the use of the iPad as a Mobile Learning Tool for Students with Disabilities in post-secondary education. The iPad Project was very useful in the determination of a variety of apps chosen by students to be the most useful.

Updated April 30 2014 by Student & Academic Services

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