Alternative Pencil High Contrast (Gray Background)

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by Lucas the Chicken Guy

Price: 500 points or $5 USD

Subjects: specialed,speech,writing,modalitiesAAC,assistiveTechnologies,communicationSkills,readingSkills

Grades: 0

Description: This alternative pencil is to help support access to the complete alphabet for students that can't hold or control a writing utensil well enough to write the alphabet with automaticity. It is made to be used with a direct selection access method, but can also be used with partner-assisted scanning. Using this alternative pencil for writing will require a scribe--or someone to write down the selections the user makes. The pencil will say the choices aloud. If you want to enable someone using switch access, you can pair auditory scanning with a support person moving the mouse over the different options. While not ideal, this is a more active way for some folks to interact with the pencil and is more motivating for some. Text and symbols intended for students are in red and yellow, contrasting with a dark grey background. The color scheme was chosen with students with visual impairments, including CVI in mind. If you are purchasing this for someone who needs a different color scheme to best access the pencil, reach out to me. I will make a custom pencil based on those colors and post it in the store. There is also a separate listing for an alternative pencil with a black background. Grey background is good at reducing glare from the screen. Black offers increased contrast if you can reduce glare in other ways.