Ideas for using your AbleNet “Easy-Tech” technologies

A collection of AbleNet assistive technology, easy-tech AAC devices for special ed students and children and PowerLink devices


So many special ed classrooms rely on their collection of easy-tech technologies from AbleNet to actively engage their students in learning. The Remarkable Ideas collection on the AbleNet website offers some of the great examples of creativity in using these tools. Shared from classrooms from around the world. Definitely worth checking out!

As is the comprehensive collection of ideas gathered together in the AbleNet Action Dictionary. A reference guide to alternative solutions that support student actions when adaptations are required for communicating, moving, learning, and/or generally engaging in the classroom. A free download from iTunes giving you a ready guide to differentiated instruction in special ed classrooms.

Also keep an eye on the AbleNet University. A wonderful collection of recorded webinars presented by internationally recognised experts in the field of assistive technology, Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and special education. Just some of the many topics covered include:

  • Assistive Technology
  • AAC
  • Universal Design for Learning
  • Speech Generating Devices in the classroom
  • Using switches for students with physical disabilities
  • Tools for support of students with autism
  • Accessibility of mobile devices
  • Accessibility built into Google platforms
  • And more!
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About Barbara Landsberg

Sales and Marketing Director
SPECTRONICS
BOccThy, MBA

Barbara is an Occupational Therapist who joined the Spectronics team 14 years ago. Prior to that time, she spent 17 years in occupational therapy positions working with adults and children with a variety of physical disabilities and learning difficulties. She also held the position of Coordinator of the assistive technology service of the Independent Living Centre of Queensland for three years before moving to Spectronics. On completion of her Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in 2010, she assumed the role of Sales and Marketing Director at the company and, among other roles, oversees running of the exciting and innovative Inclusive Learning Technologies Conference hosted every two years by Spectronics.

Barbara has a strong interest in the opportunities for students with disabilities or learning difficulties made possible through technology. She is also a passionate advocate of the use of social media tools to promote the power of inclusive learning technologies to enable independent achievement for all – whatever form that achievement might take.

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