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Teachers and Education Professionals

A group of teachers at V-LINC looking at a computer workshop we hosted

Do you have a computer with all the latest software, but don’t know how to use it? Don’t know what software is useful for children with autism or other special needs? Do you have students struggling to grasp a concept or participate in class?

Software applications and technology continue to evolve – Keep up with V-LINC’s help.

V-LINC’s Assistive Technology Specialists can help you master the programs on your computer, show you new skills and help identify software or other technologies to help you and your students.

V-LINC has resources you can use to improve student learning results:

  • Software and Adaptive Device Loan Library
    Teachers can use V-LINC’s loan library to keep students engaged .The loan library has a wide range of software to target the skills you are trying to develop with your students. Borrow devices such as a new mouse, touch screen or keyboard for computer access. Borrow software applications that help with reading or math comprehension, or time management. Or, have a student referred to V-LINC for an Assistive Technology Consultation.
    [Depending on your school, you may have to request administrative rights to install software on any computer owned by the school.]
  • Assistive Technology Consultations and Trainings

V-LINC members and Baltimore City School Special Education Teachers can explore software for classroom use, and receive a free consultation on how to meet students special needs. . For more in-depth training, V-LINC can provide training in its Computer Lab or on site. Our technical support for members includes access to technologists to answer your quick How To questions.

We are always on the lookout for useful resources for teachers. This is where we highlight the latest information and news about helping students learn.  Educational Technology (ET) allows for delivering learning materials, facilitating communication and providing assessment and feedback.  Check out the ET resources and vendors we have compiled.

  • Workshops and In-services: V-LINC provides customized workshops, in-service training and trainings on a number of assistive technology-related topics for professionals. Topics range from general accessibility and accommodation for people with disabilities to a specific piece of technology or challenge. Contact us to learn more about providing one of these trainings at your school.
Resources for Your Students: You may want to refer some of your students and their parents to V-LINC’s Assistive Technology for Computer Access Services, What I Wish for My Child Campaign, or our Computer Arts Summer Camp.

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Free Software

BLINK System - Created in the 1980’s by V-LINC (VME).

Now available for any platform (download)

Thanks to Volunteer Telly Stroumbis.

Read More and Download the system here.