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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.

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 […]

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 […]

Living Independently with a Cognitive Disability: How Technology Can Help

(February 2016, Links updated February 2019) 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 […]

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