What assistive tech is available for students who have low vision or are blind, Deaf, or hard of hearing?

Parent Question
Sep. 15, 2022
  • Google Chromebook’s built-in screen reader ChromeVox reads content out loud. (Chromebooks also have features that make on-screen content easier to read, such as screen magnifiers, high-contrast mode, and select-to-speak.)
  • Plug-in braille keyboards with Bluetooth are available to students who need braille support.
  • FM systems — wireless devices that directly transmit sounds to a hearing aid — communicate clearly with students who have hearing loss, even in a noisy classroom. FM systems can be used to support kids with autism and language-processing issues as well.
  • For video technology in the classroom, apps such as Flipgrid offer closed-caption features.

Check out our article Example Assistive Technology Tools for more resources.


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