Assistive technology resources
How do you know what AT your student might need?
Determining the assistive technology (AT) that may benefit your student is a team decision. Use the Virginia AT Consideration Guide to assist in determining what AT is best for your student.
Check out the Virginia AT Resources Guide for ideas and strategies to support students with assistive technology (AT) needs.
This AT Tools in Schools booklet (available in English and Spanish) is designed to support professionals and families in understanding assistive technology (AT) and identifying possible AT tools for students from preschool through high school.
What AT tools are available to support students?
The following are some assistive technology tools that may be helpful in supporting students with specific needs in your mathematics classroom. Many of these tools can be found in the Low Tech Tools for Inclusive Education (LoTTIE) kits which are available for checkout from the T/TAC lending library. Here is a list of mathematics manipulatives available for loan from the TTAC library TTAC Library Math Manipulatives - 2020 update.pdf
- Modified paper (bold line, enlarged, raised line, graph paper)
- There are many different adapted calculators to meet your student’s unique needs: Calculator with auditory output, Calculator with large display, Calculator with large keypad, Calculator with embossed output (Braille N Speak), Digital device with on-screen calculator, Graphing calculator software (accessible graphing calculator)
- Adapted math manipulatives (enlarged, textured, etc.)
- Adapted measuring devices (devices with speech output, large print display, or tactile output)
Are you looking for more AT resources?
The following provides you with links to some assistive technology resources that may be helpful in supporting students with specific needs in your mathematics classroom. Many of these tools could also be provided to all students as a Universal Design for Learning strategy.
- ModMath: An electronic math paper app to help students who have difficulty with legibly completing math work and lining up their numbers.
- EquatIO: An extension that allows students to verbally dictate their math work and also includes math-friendly text to speech in addition to other helpful tools.
- Panther Math Paper: Another electronic math paper app to assist students in completing their math work.
- Gridzzly.com: Many students benefit from graph paper to help them with number alignment. You can make and print your graph paper here.
- Montgomery County High Incidence Assistive Technology (HIAT) Resources
- Virtual Math Manipulatives Resource: Virtual math manipulatives can help all students. Here is a chart of virtual math manipulatives from the Office of the State Superintendent of Education.
- Digital math whiteboards:
- The Math Learning Center
- Ditch That Textbook article, 15 online whiteboard options for remote learning
- Benetech Math Share: Benetech Math Share is a free, accessible website sponsored by the USDOE where students can solve math problems and show their work so that teachers and students can see how they got there.
- Microsoft Onenote Math Tools: Solve math equations with Math Assistant in OneNote
- Google Doc Equation Toolbar: This toolbar allows you to type equations in full.
- Desmos Online Calculators: Online calculators which include a four-function, scientific, and graphing calculator, are available free to the public. The online calculators can be accessed with a computer, tablet, or other personal devices. Explore Desmos accessibility features
Want more information on AT?
For more information on assistive technology, check out the Assistive Technology section of our website.