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Assistive Technology Support

We all use a variety of tools to help us do things better or more easily, but in order to get the maximum benefit, we have to choose the right tool for the job and use it properly. The same is true for learning and school work. There are many tools that support essential tasks such as reading, writing and organization. This website is for learners of all ages who want to find out more about tools to support learning (sometimes called “assistive technologies”) along with some of the strategies that can help maximize their benefits.

Are you a student, parent, teacher or volunteer at the elementary or high school level?

Visit our K-12 education site. There you will find videos, training, and other resources to help you learn about computer-based tools that can help with reading, writing and other school work.

Preparing for college or university?

Visit our resources and tips to help you get ready for the transition from high school to postsecondary education. Then have a look at the videos and other resources on the postsecondary site for information about tools and apps you might want to try.

Already in college, university or other training program?

Go to our postsecondary site to learn about tools and strategies that can help with everyday tasks from reading to planning and studying. Our videos include tips on using tools you may already have – like smartphones and other handheld devices.

Are you interested in assistive technology training and resources?

Visit our K-12 education site. There you will find videos, training, and other resources to help you learn about computer-based tools that can help with reading, writing and other school work. Don't forget to visit our postsecondary site for more videos and resources. Please note that uOttawa Faculty of Education students must register as a volunteer to access the training in order to receive a certificate.

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Contact Us

Lee-Ann Scott
Director, Ottawa Volunteers in Education
613 366-3085 ext. 253
lscott@onfe-rope.ca

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