Well, its that time again…I was hoping some inspirational would have occurred to launch into this blog from the Olympics, but something else caught my eye a bit…the Florida School Shooting….inspirational, I think not, sad? Yes, could have been prevented? Without a shadow of doubt! So, #Launching (this will be explained in a bit) into the future I see Microsoft at the forefront of things.
Currently I am a huge supporter with Microsoft; I see so many valued, inclusive aspects into programs, applications and whatnot for diversity in learning and accessibility / inclusive education. When I find something I love, I get behind it and help, support, promote it as much as I can! There was a recent blog posting from another key Team / Company; Fair Chance Learning shared on Twitter;
Assistive Technology for Young Children in Special Education: It Makes a Difference. An older article but it was ahead of it’s time. Read it here: https://t.co/Iz21VQ5TBe #MSFTIncludED #FCLedu #InclusiveEducation
— Fair Chance Learning (@FCLEdu) February 16, 2018
Yes, an oldie but definitely good! This article explains 5 key things assistive technology can do for kids;
- Gives kids confidence (Text-to-Speech / Spell Checking etc…)
- Students can better reach potential (Voice Synthesizers etc…)
- It can help them become more independent (Speech Recognition and LiveScribe pens)