Student shows schoolmates how he uses assistive technology—and handles a Siri blip with good humor

By Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor
Nearly 2,000 AAPS students with special needs use assistive technology services to be more independent and productive during the school day.
At the close of a recent Disability Awareness Workshop at Pattengill Elementary, students Khara (a Bryant first grader) and Tristan, who attends Pattengill, talked to students about some of the challenges they face and the technology that help them cope with visual impairment.
Here’s a minute with Tristan, who shows his schoolmates how he uses his iPad. In the process, he models how to handle with humor one of those times when Siri just doesn’t get it:

Student Intervention and Support Services (SISS) spends between $40,000 and $60,000 each year on technology for SISS students throughout the district. This also includes technology used by staff to support student learning.


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