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    Assistive Technology

    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!


    Assistive Technology

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    Over 50 iPad Apps for Dyslexic Learners ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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    Help all students reach their learning goals with this roundup of resources.

    Assistive Technology: Resource Roundup

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    Assistive Tech Innovations: 14 New Apps & Other Tools. Great list of apps to support learners of all types.

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    7 iPad Apps to Help Students With Dyslexia

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    8 Classroom Accommodations for Dyslexic Students (That Benefit ALL Students) #education

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    Down Syndrome App list

    Panda Speech: Down Syndrome Awareness Month App list

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    Maurice Elias gives 8 suggestions on how to become a socially inclusive school.

    How to Become a Socially Inclusive School

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    Maurice Elias gives 8 ways that schools are working to be more inclusive. Read about these ideas and see which ones could work at your school.

    A Truly Socially Inclusive School Benefits Everyone

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    Five Minute Film Festival: The Power of Assistive Technology

    Five-Minute Film Festival: The Power of Assistive Technology

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    See Edutopia's resource roundup for blogs, articles, and videos all about assistive technology.

    Assistive Technology: Resource Roundup

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    George Lucas discusses how technology can transform lives and help all people to overcome barriers and reach their full potential.

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    This article discusses how access-enhancing technology tools are not only useful for those with identified special needs; these tools can be a means of personalizing instruction for all learners.

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    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.

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    AT and UDL work together, but do not replace each other. For a better understanding on the two, check out this illustration from Maryland Learning Links.

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    The Park Hill School District assistive technology team supports students who need a little extra help to communicate, see, work and learn in the classroom. This video follows two brothers who communicate using AT technology.

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    What is the role of technology in UDL? Learn about it in this article.

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    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.

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    From voice-activated software to customized laptops, see how tech is changing the way disabled students communicate, learn, and play.

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    Assistive technology, including speech-generation devices and joystick technology, makes it possible for students with physical and mobility challenges to participate more fully in class and school activities.

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    Thanks to some ingenious assistive technology, this high school student played euphonium in his school's award-winning marching band from his wheelchair.

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    Barney, a college student, discusses how he has used various technology tools to help him overcome barriers caused by a learning disability.

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    Author Dana Reinecke discusses how technology can improve post-secondary outcomes for students with autism, increasing their access to jobs and education.

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    Teachers and parents from Lux Middle School, in Lincoln, Nebraska, talk about how technology can level the playing field for kids with special needs.

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    Sara Ring discusses how AT helps visually impaired students thrive at one Brooklyn school.

    Out of Sight: Technology Helps Visually Impaired Students Thrive

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    See how assistive technology helps Albano Berberi, a blind computer science student and devoted gamer, to pursue his passions.

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