TASK 1 – Assistive Technology for those with special needs

I am a Primary ICT teacher in Melbourne. This video shows how Nick, who has cerebral palsy, is able to do many everyday things due to helpful technology. (I usually skip from 1:06 – 1:50 mins). I show this video to my Prep and Grade 1 students to help them think about:


> How technology can be designed for those with special needs.

> How buttons and controls can be added to something (eg. a car) so things can be done in a different way.

> Wireless, mechanical and electronic technology can all be used together.

> How those who find it hard to talk are still very smart.

> Maybe, one day, some of them might help invent something new to help those with special needs.

Ben (Melb)

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