Assistive technology allows students who are blind or visually impaired to perform various tasks, access educational content, or use technology in general.
The Michigan Assistive Technology Guidelines for Teachers of the Blind and Visually Impaired is an expanded document based on the Michigan Educational Technology Standards (METS) that guides teachers on assistive technology instruction for students from pre-kindergarten through grade 12 who are blind or have a visual impairment.
The guidelines are designed to assist and guide teachers with assistive technology, data collection, resources, professional development, and the current assistive technology industry. Download the guidelines and student checklists to use for data collection.
Students need accessible content to learn the core curriculum (e.g., math, English language arts) and to learn the expanded core curriculum (e.g., independent living skills, orientation and mobility).
Many apps and websites offer accessible content through the use of assistive technology features on phones, tablets, and computers. Search through the list of assistive technology resources to find accessible apps and websites for students and teachers to use.
These documents provide guidance on various computer needs for students who are blind or visually impaired.