A survey of adaptive technology in learning programs
Authors: Jennifer Hunt
This manual was originally developed to accompany four online training modules for literacy practitioners in Ontario as
part of a project funded by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, National Literacy Secretariat in 2005.
Learning Tools that Work provides an overview of a selection of adaptive technology and assistive devices that have
been field tested at Action Read over the last four years. The information in this manual has proved useful to educators
in a variety of contexts including literacy, adult upgrading, special needs, classroom instructors and learning disabilities
specialists who are trying to find resources for specific learning needs for both children and adults. In recognition of the
limited budget most programs have, this survey includes information about the types of technology available, its
benefits, cost, best uses, limitations, where to purchase and low cost/low tech alternatives.