Mid Level Assistive Technology


Mid-tech devices are electronic in nature but are much less expensive and require less training than high-tech devices. Tape records and digital recorders for recording teachers' lectures and handheld electronic dictionaries and spell-checkers are examples of mid-tech devices. Oversized calculators and calculators that talk are other examples.

Mid Tech Tools Examples


Time Timer (Generaction) – visual depiction of elapsed time; 3”, 8” and 12” sizes; external image moz-screenshot.png
students see a visual depiction of time remaining for a task in red as
the clock counts down

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Speaking Homework Wiz (Franklin Electronic Publishers) – promote reading support for student
independence; HomeWork Wiz ($24.95) & Talking Homework Wiz ($49.95) for primary & early elementary;
Merriman Webster Dictionary & Thesaurus ($59.95) or the Speaking version ($79.95) for upper elementary
to high

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Franklin Speaking Homework Wiz (KID-240)
Franklin Speaking Homework Wiz (KID-240)



Talking Photo Album (Onion Mountain Tech; sometimes available at discount stores, e.g., Joanne’s Fabrics )
– Places pictures/story pages in the plastic sleeves and record up to 24 pages of speech ($29 for photo album,
$45 for album with idea book; can also be found sometimes at large discount stores)

Talking Photo Album
Talking Photo Album



Neo (AlphaSmart, Inc.) portable keyboard – simple word processor; connects directly to computer/printer to
transfer text; software applets available for Inspiration, KeyWords keyboarding program & Co:Writer word
prediction software

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alphasmart