Feature Match Closer Look: Features of AT Writing Tools

September 9, 2020

Sorting through all the options available to support struggling writers can be a challenging portion of the assistive technology assessment process. Throughout this webinar, we will be describing and demonstrating the feature options in writing technologies through input, processing, output, and other key features that pertain to people with physical disabilities, health impairments, and/or cognitive disabilities. During this session, we will overview the areas of mouse alternatives, onscreen keyboards, alternate keyboards, and the variety of word prediction systems. Participants will receive a feature match matrix that they can use during their alternative writing evaluation process. The benefits of learning this feature match approach are that this process extends beyond the writing area and into all areas of assistive technology.

By attending this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • List the input, processing, and output features of alternative writing products
  • Compare and contrast alternative writing products in the categories of alternate keyboards, mouse alternatives, onscreen keyboards, and word prediction
  • Create an assessment plan including trials for individual cases

Title of Training: Feature Match Closer Look: Features of AT Writing Tools

Presenter: Kelly Fonner

Training Date: 09/10/2020


Download this Handout: