Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology allows students to access the digital tools they need to support their education and individual learning styles. AT helps students access curriculum independently by removing some barriers to learning they may otherwise experience and develop self-advocacy skills too.

Read and Write for Google Chrome is available to all RCDSB staff and students.

Resources to help parents with using Read & Write for Google Chrome and PDF reader can be found below.

FOR PARENTS - Using Read&Write for Google Chrome from Home: Help for Parents to Access the Program 3.20

Accessing Read and Write at Home

Copy of FOR TEACHERS and PARENTS - Read&Write for Google Chrome TOOL USAGE Guide 8.19.pdf

Training and Support for Parents

How to Use the Tools

FOR TEACHERS and PARENTS - Read&Write for Google Chrome - Quick Reference Guide 05_2020.pdf

Training and Support for Parents

How It Can Help

Meet our Assistive Technology Consultant

Melanie Wagner

Melanie has been teaching in the Pembroke family of schools for over 25 years. Throughout her teaching career she has been using UDL and DI while incorporating technology as a DART, a small class teacher, a classroom teacher, a SERT and was recently in an Assistive Technology Coaching role to support educational staff and learners with the use and application of technology tools. Melanie has accepted the interim role of Assistive Technology Consultant and will continue to support the use of UDL Technology with all educational staff and all learners K-12 throughout Renfrew County District School Board.