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Intro to Assistive Technology

ASTH 1380

In this course, students will learn about the different types of Assistive Technology (AT), and develop competency in their application with students with learning disabilities (LD). Students will also learn the process involved with the selection, installation, and use of Text-to-Speech (TTS) software and Speech Recognition (SR) software. Participants will apply the Planning for Success Self-Assessment Inventory to a volunteer student with a learning disability to determine the appropriateness of this intervention technique, and to become more proficient in training students with learning disabilities to use the equipment and technology suitable to their learning needs.


Students will need access to a PC running Windows 7 or later or a Mac running OS X High Sierra and Microsoft Office. Microsoft Office is a free download available to all Ontario students. Students will also require access to the internet in order to access courses and download and try a variety of applications. Access to a mobile device (phone or tablet running either Android or iOS) is an benefit in order to broaden their exposure to a variety platforms.


The minimum passing grade for this course is 70%. Mandatory group chats.


Textbook must be purchased directly through the Cambrian College Bookstore: https://www.bkstr.com/cambrianstore/home

Scheduled Dates

CRN Day Date Time Hours Location/
Delivery Method
Fee Availability
10814January 10, 2023 to April 18, 202312:00 am - 12:00 am56Online$455.97
12016May 9, 2023 to August 15, 202312:00 am - 12:00 am56Online$455.97
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