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Assistive technology and the modern-day workplace

Today's workplace requires various digital tools to accomplish tasks and facilitate collaboration. Assistive technology helps people with disabilities keep pace.

Every student with a visual impairment or blindness is expected to build skills in relation to the nine components of the Expanded Core Curriculum. One component of the ECC is assistive technology. The expectation for each student’s ability to independently use technology for completing school work varies by age and the student’s abilities. 

The  student who will seek competitive and integrated employment opportunities, should be accessing the curriculum at grade level, including the digital literacy standards set out by the student’s state. These standards vary by state but cover similar core concepts.

The modern-day workplace utilizes numerous digital tools to accomplish tasks and facilitate collaboration. In order to be ready for the workplace, a student should demonstrate proficiency in keyboarding, work precessing, spreadsheets, slide decks and data storage.


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