Assistive Technology in the SESA Library

Image of a hand touching a button labeled access. An assistive technology device is: “Any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities.”–IDEA, 20 U.S.C. 1401[25].

The SESA Library has a selection of assistive technology devices that can be loaned to schools and families. Sometimes it’s possible to do extended loans on some of these materials. Other times, it will give you a chance to try out a device of the type you are considering, see if it works, then order that item (or a different one of the same type).

For more information on any item, please do a title search in the library catalog. The catalog will have a detailed list of the components and a photograph for almost all devices.

Each category has a very selective slideshow of items.

Braille Equipment and Books Equipment for Students with Visual Impairments Communication Devices
Clocks, Timers and Reminders Computer Adaptation Equipment Games
Materials for Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing Academic Materials for Students with Visual Impairments Materials for Students with Low Vision
Orientation and Mobility Materials Sensory Materials Switches
  Toys  
     

Braille Equipment and Books : Items that will help with reading, writing and learning braille.

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Equipment for Students with Visual Impairments : A variety of items for learning or daily living that have braille or tactile components.

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Communication Devices : From the simple to the complex, these items will help a student communicate with others.

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    This BigMack is a single message communication device.

Clocks, Schedules, and Reminders

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Computer Adaptation Equipment : Keyboards and Switch Adaptors

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Games

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Materials for Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

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Academic Materials for Students with Visual Impairments

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Materials for Students with Low Vision

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Orientation and Mobility Materials

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Sensory Materials

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Switches

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Toys

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