Assistive Tech and UDL

In class on 4/5/2012 we looked at the Kurzweil 3000 educational system.  Three things that this system does that implements the principles of UDL are:  text to speech writing, enlarged text options, as well as colored highlighters.  These highlighters also are able to separate and categorize the information being highlighted so that the instructor is able to check for understanding as well as the student.

In using enlarging texts, speech to text as well as highlighting options, this follows the guideline principle of providing multiple means of representation.  When giving the children information in this format and allowing them more of an opportunity to gauge their own progress through digital means, this also allows for multiple means of engagement.  This is also due to the rise in interest they may have in seeing their own data driven progress.