Welcome to UNESCO Bangkok ATFL online resources, mobile applications, platform!
On this platform, the UNESCO team have researched and compiled a list of assistive technology (AT) mobile applications that are easily accessible and convenient for learners with disabilities, such as visual and hearing impairment, autism, and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), among others, to use and enhance their learning. What is AT? According to the World Health Organization, AT is a set of products, equipment, and/or systems that used to support and improve people with disabilities daily life activities and learning.
AT increases these individuals’ functional capabilities to develop and grow at their own pace. Each person has his or her own learning needs, in which these applications’ impacts and effectiveness may vary from one to another.
The AT applications have four informational categories: “ages,” “issues,” “relevance,” and “devices.” Ages, issues, and devices are self-explanatory categories, which provide information about the applications’ target audience ages, the appropriate content and context, and the application’s availability on different mobile devices. The relevance category ranks the application on a scale of 1 to 3 based on the application’s learning content and support functions to enhance an individual’s knowledge.
|Application Relevance to Education (1 to 3)|
|3: Provide both learning content and learning support function|
|2: More emphasis on learning content than learning support function|
|1: More emphasis on learning support function than learning content|
The information provided here may change (last updated on 24 July 2019). Please explore different applications that best meet your needs before making any purchases.
Here are the AT learning applications:
We hope that you find these AT applications useful and suitable to continue supporting your learning. If you have any questions, concerns, or have more helpful resources that you would like to share and add onto our list, please feel free to contact us with the information.