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Best Practices for Accessible Social Media | Webinar

(2019) | Useful to Parent Center staff responsible for their center’s social media postings and activities. Educators are integrating social media into their professional learning routines, their daily communications, and their instructional practices. But how do we plan for variability in our social media followers? Learn easy tips for making your social media posts more […]

Educational Technology Counts

(2019, February) | Useful to Parent Centers in keeping up to date with how technology is currently being used in education. Every year Education Week publishes an annual report on educational technology. These reports can help Parent Centers, schools, and families learn more about the various technologies in use to support teaching and learning, and […]

Accessible Educational Materials and Technologies in the IEP

(2018, April) | Useful to Parent Centers, educators, and parents in: considering a student’s need for accessible materials and technologies, and where to specify what is needed in each student’s IEP This brief comes from the National Center on Accessible Educational Materials, otherwise known as the AEM Center. It’s 17 pages long, but provides excellent guiding […]

How Students Use Computers for Learning at Home and School

(2018) | Useful to Parent Centers in planning their outreach, dissemination, and training efforts. Most students had access to a computer at home or in school in 2015. Across states and jurisdictions, access to computers at home ranged from 77% to 97% for students in 8th grade, while access to computers in school ranged from […]

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.

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 […]

Universal Design for Learning – Improved Access for All

(2016, March) | Useful to Parent Centers, parents, and schools interested in a cutting-edge classroom approach, based in computer technology, that helps all kids learn better. This resource of Great Schools covers the principles of UDL and gives lots of examples of how teachers can infuse UDL into their classrooms for the benefit of all their […]

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