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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Assistive Technology

Learn about tools that support students with disabilities and methods to find and select technologies that help all students reach their learning goals.

Design Challenge: DIY Assistive Game Controllers

Here are four of many possible ways for transforming standard video games into assistive technology tools that students of any ability can enjoy.

Assistive Technology: Resource Roundup

Discover websites, blogs, articles, and videos that provide information and tools related to understanding, selecting, and assessing assistive technology and accessible instructional materials.

Five-Minute Film Festival: The Power of Assistive Technology

Edutopia's VideoAmy provides a video playlist of compelling stories about the ways assistive technology can contribute to an inclusive classroom, and the students who are empowered by it.

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OH School District Provides 80,000 Audiobooks to Struggling Students

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Assistive Technology: Resource Roundup

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Design Challenge: DIY Assistive Game Controllers

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Out of Sight: Technology Helps Visually Impaired Students Thrive

Special tools make learning accessible at one Brooklyn high school.

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Berberi's Tools: Technology Can Level the Learning Field

New devices are giving special-needs students opportunities they've never had before.

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The Sound of Learning: Albano Berberi
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The Sound of Learning: Albano Berberi

Assistive technology helps a blind computer science student and devoted gamer pursue his passions.

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Special Tools for Special Needs: PalmPilots Help Kids Cope

Handheld technology gives autistic students a learning boost -- and a social one.

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Digital Diversity: Engaging All Students in Education

High tech tools shift from special to universal.

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Assistive Technology Makes a Difference for Lukas Bratcher
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Assistive Technology Makes a Difference for Lukas Bratcher

Thanks to some ingenious assistive technology, Spokane's Lukas Bratcher didn't let a birth condition stifle his passion for music. He played euphonium in his school's award-winning marching band from his wheelchair.

22 100 4,344 views
Assistive Technology: Enabling Dreams
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How Assistive Technology Enables Dreams

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

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Udio: A Technology-Rich Literacy Experience for Students with Reading Disabilities

Guest blogger Ted Hasselbring, a research professor in Special Education at Vanderbilt University, introduces Udio, an online environment designed to engage and support middle school students who face literacy challenges.

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Assistive Technology Success Stories: Opening the World of Education to All Students

With some technical assistance, there is no limit to what these kids can accomplish.

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Creating a "Least Restrictive Environment" with Mobile Devices

Beth Holland of EdTechTeacher looks at how mobile devices can help create a 'least restrictive environment' not only for students with disabilities, but for everyone else as well.

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Five-Minute Film Festival: The Power of Assistive Technology

Edutopia's VideoAmy provides a video playlist of compelling stories about the ways assistive technology can contribute to an inclusive classroom, and the students who are empowered by it.

3 1,302 6,403 views
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Universal Design in the Classroom: Do it Once, Do it Right

Creating a learning space that works for all students in myriad situations is a smart, cost-effective approach.

1 5 6,186 views
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Assistive Technology: Resource Roundup

Discover websites, blogs, articles, and videos that provide information and tools related to understanding, selecting, and assessing assistive technology and accessible instructional materials.

2 663 5,464 views
Assistive Technology Makes a Difference for Lukas Bratcher
video

Assistive Technology Makes a Difference for Lukas Bratcher

Thanks to some ingenious assistive technology, Spokane's Lukas Bratcher didn't let a birth condition stifle his passion for music. He played euphonium in his school's award-winning marching band from his wheelchair.

22 100 4,344 views

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