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Assistive Technologies System for Children with Special Needs. Prof. D-r. Dragan Mihajlov, Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, 1000 Skopje, Republic of Macedonia, dragan.mihajlov@finki.ukim.mk. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Assistive Technologies System for Children with Special Needs

    Prof. D-r. Dragan Mihajlov,Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering,Ss. Cyril and Methodius University,1000 Skopje,Republic of Macedonia,dragan.mihajlov@finki.ukim.mk

  • Assistive Technologies System for Children with Special NeedsWhatever you teach you have to consider people with special needs

  • Assistive Technologies System for Children with Special Needs

  • Assistive Technologies System for Children with Special Needs

  • Assistive Technologies System for Children with Special Needs

  • Assistive Technologies System for Children with Special Needs

  • Assistive Technologies System for Children with Special Needs Assistive technologies have existed from the moment our prehistoric ancestors started using tools

  • Assistive Technologies System for Children with Special Needs Assistive technologies

    Purpose-built hardware or software,used by individuals in order to perform functions that would otherwise be difficult or impossible

  • Assistive Technologies System for Children with Special Needs Mary Pat Radabaugh, Director of IBM National Support Center for Persons with Disabilities

    "For people without disabilities, technology makes things easier. For people with disabilities, technology makes things possible.

  • Assistive Technologies System for Children with Special Needs In Republic of Macedonia the use of assistive technologies for children with special needs is in a very early phase

    We have been developing many systems for different people, supporting different kind of activities

    This system is different

  • Assistive Technologies System for Children with Special Needs Macedonian Assistive Technologies System (MATS) for children with special needs

  • Assistive Technologies System for Children with Special Needs Children with special needshave been classified into several categories: mobility impairment,

    sensoryimpairment(visualandhearingimpairments)and

    intellectualimpairment(difficulties in understanding, expressingor interacting with other people)

  • Assistive Technologies System for Children with Special Needs Different classification:Physical Disabilities Visual DisabilitiesHearing DisabilitiesCognitive Disabilities and Learning DisordersCommunications Disabilities

  • Assistive Technologies System for Children with Special Needs Different categories of children with special needs

  • Assistive Technologies System for Children with Special Needs MATSis acollection of

    - conventions, - devices and - services

    particularly chosen and applied for helping children with disabilities

  • Assistive Technologies System for Children with Special Needs Some tools are very simple like cane for the visually impaired

  • Assistive Technologies System for Children with Special Needs Other tools are very high technology

  • Assistive Technologies System for Children with Special Needs

    Rules of Engagements or Disability etiquette

    What have we done until now

    First step

    Sticks and stones may break my bones

    but words will hurt forever

  • Assistive Technologies System for Children with Special Needs Use respectful language

    Examples

    - Using the term person without a disability instead of normal person

    - Never move a person in a wheelchair unless you have permission from that person

    - Do not refer to people as blind, they are visually impaired

    - Do not refer to people as deaf, they are hearing impaired

  • Assistive Technologies System for Children with Special NeedsCenter for people with disabilities "Open the windows

    - adaptations (magnification, color, sound, keys and mouse speed, ...)

    - developing tools that will be in Macedonian language (Braile printer, )

    - developing specialized educational software for students with special needs

    . Macedonian alphabet to children with disabilities. First grade math. Macedonian speech synthesizer for visually impaired. Software for learning hand signs for hearing impaired

  • Assistive Technologies System for Children with Special NeedsEU-funded project

    AsTeRICS

    (Assistive Technology Rapid Integration and Construction Set)

  • Assistive Technologies System for Children with Special Needs

    Facilitate access for people with a physical disability to different devices

    - personal computers,

    - cell phones

    - smart home devices

    The core of the software suite is provided as Open Source

  • Assistive Technologies System for Children with Special Needs

    AsTeRICS contains about 100 plugins like

    - speech recognition,

    - environment control (KNX, FS20, IR-Trans),

    - mouse/keyboard emulation,

    - PS3 gamepad emulation- ... ...

  • Assistive Technologies System for Children with Special NeedsGerhard Nussbaum

  • Assistive Technologies System for Children with Special Needs

    We are proudly working on UNIX and Android implementations of AsTeRICS

  • Assistive Technologies System for Children with Special Needs

    Teaching or helping child with special needs is like touching god

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