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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

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.

Our friends at Mashable rounded up a list of 7 apps designed to help learners with dyslexia. What apps would you add to the list?

7 iPad Apps to Help Students With Dyslexia

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.