AT Resource FlipKit
The AT Resource Flipkit was developed to support educators in finding tools and strategies which support access for students. These resources have been vetted as options to support access and learning. If you are considering trying or implementing a new tool, please check with your district to ensure the specific product or resource meets your district's student privacy requirements. Use the filters below to explore specific strategies and tools that can help eliminate barriers to learning which exist within the learning environment and specific lesson plans you are designing.
Boardmaker is a multi-use program to support teachers and students. It uses software, symbols, includes pre-made curriculum, and is also customizable. Access with touch, switches, or eye-tracking. Students can access the interactive materials online and teachers can create and print materials as well.
Changers Making Change
The mission of Makers Making Change is to leverage community based makers, disability professionals, and volunteers to help develop affordable open source assistive technologies. Products categories include aids for daily living, adapted toys, adaptive gaming, keyguards, and switches.
Accessing traditional print material independently can be supported with the use of page fluffers. The goal is to add space between each page to support motor skills. There are many ways to customize these to address specific student needs. Common materials include wooden popsicle sticks, Velcro, weather stripping, dried puff paint, and plastic bottle caps hot glued to the pages.
The Coin-U-Lator has realistic coin shaped buttons and a dollar bill which make a sound when pressed. It speaks the amount (e.g."ten cents"). The screen displays the status of counting and the various response available. Activity cards are included to support learning basic money concepts and instructions.
This long-standing industry standard is still one of the best access tools on the market! It is easily activated by users who can access the smaller target of the 2.5" surface. There is a clear cap that can be used to protect custom symbols that are printed out and attached. This is a wired switch with a 6 foot cord. For more information about switches, check out AbleNet's video.
The Jelly Beamer is a wireless switch that can provide access without cords getting in the way. They can also be used up to 30 feet away and do not require a switch interface. It includes an external jack for a single switch. It does require a wireless reciever, so keep that in mind when purchasing.