Assistive technology is designed to reduce barriers to learning for students with a variety of special needs and challenges. We've put together a collection of resources that we hope will help!
See Edutopia's resource roundup for blogs, articles, and videos all about assistive technology.
Lianna is a bright little girl with a lot to say. She has cerebral palsy, which affects her ability to move around independently as well as communicate with her voice. Lianna tried quite a few augmentative communication devices through the years and struggled to find an easy way to express her thoughts. Now a special eye-controlled camera attached to a computer gives Lianna the ability to let the world know what she is thinking. We would love for you to meet Lianna in this video by Cincinnati Ch
This video tells the story of a 10-year-old girl with cerebral palsy who uses an eye-controlled camera to help her communicate in this profile from the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a set of principles for curriculum development that give all individuals equal opportunities to learn. Learn more about UDL on the National Center for UDL website.
From voice-activated software to customized laptops, see how tech is changing the way disabled students communicate, learn, and play.
Thanks to some ingenious assistive technology, this high school student played euphonium in his school's award-winning marching band from his wheelchair.
Barney, a college student, discusses how he has used various technology tools to help him overcome barriers caused by a learning disability.
Author Dana Reinecke discusses how technology can improve post-secondary outcomes for students with autism, increasing their access to jobs and education.
See how assistive technology helps Albano Berberi, a blind computer science student and devoted gamer, to pursue his passions.
Brann, Gray, and Silver-Pacuilla discuss several of the technologies that Albano Berberi -- a blind Advanced Placement computer science student, devoted gamer, and violin prodigy -- uses throughout his day.
Edutopia blogger Andrew Marcinek, in a story about Burlington High's 1:1 program, describes one student's easy use of the iPad as assistive technology.
Robert Rosenberger offers a thoughtful examination of how dictation technology is likely to change the future of writing instruction.