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

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Assistive Technology: Resource Roundup

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

7 iPad Apps to Help Students with Dyslexia - These apps are designed to help students with dyslexia develop literacy skills at a manageable pace.

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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Panda Speech: Down Syndrome Awareness Month App list

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How to Become a Socially Inclusive School

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

How to Become a Socially Inclusive School

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A Truly Socially Inclusive School Benefits Everyone

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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5-Minute Film Festival: The Power of Assistive Technology

Five Minute Film Festival: The Power of Assistive Technology

Five-Minute Film Festival: The Power of Assistive Technology

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Assistive Technology: Resource Roundup

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

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We All Have Special Needs: Using Technology to Break Down Barriers

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

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Digital Diversity: Engaging All Students in Education

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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Disabled Bodies, Able Minds: Giving Voice, Movement, and Independence to the Physically Challenged

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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Leaping Over Walls: With Technology Integration, the Sky's the Limit

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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How Technology Can Improve Post-Secondary Outcomes for Students with Autism

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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Out of Sight: Technology Helps Visually Impaired Students Thrive

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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