Click here for our group's wiki on assistive technology. We met this past Wednesday before class started for about 40 minutes. We met on the chat part of google hangouts and discussed how we thought we could break it up. I came up with the idea of breaking the wiki up into different types of learners: cognitive, hearing, visual, communication, and mobility. Kate came up with the idea of each talking about a different grade level. We discussed both ideas and then settle on dividing it up into the different types of learners. Jeff picked mobility, Amber took visual, Kate signed up for hearing, I took cognitive, and we assigned Cherie communication (she was sick and signed up late but we got her email just as we were assigning roles).
This week I learned a lot about how much assistive technology is really out there. I knew there was a lot but there was even more than I expected. There are also some very complicated names for such simple things. For example, freeform database software is really just digital sticky notes. Our group had a discussion on whether AT is just for students with disabilities. We did not come across a clear cut answer. Amber found some great resources that helped us decide that AT can be used in many different scenarios. It seems like AT was designed for those with disabilities but could be used for anyone.