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Title: Assistive Technologies System for Children with Special Needs


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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_at_finki.ukim.mk
  •  

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

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

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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

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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.  

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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

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

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Assistive Technologies System for Children with
Special Needs
  • Children with special needs have been
    classified into several categories
  • mobility impairment,
  • sensory impairment (visual and hearing impairments
    ) and
  • intellectual impairment (difficulties in
    understanding, expressing or interacting with
    other people)

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Assistive Technologies System for Children with
Special Needs
  • Different classification
  •  
  • Physical Disabilities
  •  
  • Visual Disabilities
  •  
  • Hearing Disabilities
  • Cognitive Disabilities and Learning Disorders
  •  
  • Communications Disabilities

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Assistive Technologies System for Children with
Special Needs

Different categories of children with special
needs
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Assistive Technologies System for Children with
Special Needs
  • MATS is a collection of
  • - conventions,
  • - devices and
  • - services 
  • particularly chosen and applied for helping
    children with disabilities
  •  

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

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

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Assistive Technologies System for Children with
Special Needs
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  • 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
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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
  •  

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Assistive Technologies System for Children with
Special Needs
  • Center 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

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Assistive Technologies System for Children with
Special Needs
  • EU-funded project
  • AsTeRICS
  • (Assistive Technology Rapid Integration and
    Construction Set)
  •  

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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
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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 - ...
...
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Assistive Technologies System for Children with
Special Needs
  • Gerhard Nussbaum


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Assistive Technologies System for Children with
Special Needs
  • We are proudly working on UNIX and Android
    implementations of AsTeRICS


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Assistive Technologies System for Children with
Special Needs
  • Teaching or helping child with special needs is
    like touching god

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