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Considering Assistive Technology

A resource for IEP Teams Updated, January 2018 This checklist is designed to help IEP teams consider the needs of students with disabilities for assistive technology. The checklist was included as a Resource for Trainers in Theme D of our Building the Legacy training curriculum on IDEA. It was adapted from the Nebraska Department of […]

VisionConnect App by American Foundation for the Blind

Created for children and adults who are blind or visually impaired, the VisionConnect app provides a searchable directory of services available in the US and Canada. Users can find services such as computer and technology training, daily living skills training, braille and reading instruction, dog guide training, employment services, low vision services, and more.

Getting Started: Exploring Assistive Technology with Your Teen or Young Adult

(2016) | Useful to Parent Centers, families, youth with disabilities, and educators working with students with disabilities who could benefit from using assistive technology. This 7-page guide offers steps for families to take with their teens and young adults to get them involved in the process of exploring assistive technology (AT). When youth take an […]

Webinars of the Center on Technology and Disability

(2016) | Useful to Parent Centers, schools, families, and service providers in supporting people with disabilities using assistive technologies. The Center on Technology and Disability (CTD) is designed to increase the capacity of families and providers to advocate for, acquire, and implement effective assistive and instructional technology (AT/IT) practices, devices, and services. Research-based technologies, used […]

Technology in Education: An Overview

(2016, February) | Useful to Parent Centers in keeping up to date with how technology is currently being used in education. This article from Education Week is a goldmine of information about the current status of technology use in education. Public schools in the United States now provide at least one computer for every five students. […]

Living independently with a cognitive disability: How technology can help

(February 2016) In this webinar, Daniel K. Davies, Founder and President of AbleLink Technologies, Inc., offers a world of opportunity for individuals with cognitive disabilities who are seeking to live independently. This presentation gives parents and professionals a greater awareness of the many ways person-centered technology can support the skills needed for independent living. Access […]

Accessing Complex Text for Students With Disabilities: Technology Purchasing Checklist

(2015) As state education agencies (SEAs) implement more rigorous college and career readiness standards, school leaders must consider how students with disabilities will meet these standards. This checklist, designed to meet the needs of educators at all levels, provides an easy-to-use guide for making purchasing decisions. It identifies key considerations when deciding how to align […]

Assistive Technology for Students with Disabilities: What To Do When Funding is Limited?

(2015) Useful to Parent Centers helping families locate assistance in obtaining assistive technology devices. Assistive technology (AT) comes in many shapes and sizes, and for students with disabilities, it has the capacity to open many doors. However, with tight budgets and limited funds many districts are challenged to find the funding to provide AT to qualifying students. […]

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