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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.

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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.

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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.

5-Minute Film Festival: The Power of Assistive Technology

This playlist of videos and resources explores how assistive technology can contribute to an inclusive classroom and empower students with special needs.

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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.

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

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

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Assistive Technology: Enhanced Learning for All

New educational tools help students with a range of learning disabilities excel.

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

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

36 73 5,201 views
President Obama sitting in a wheel chair speaking with a student
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School-as-Studio Immerses Students in Creative Problem Solving

Launched in 2010 by a trio of bold thinkers from MIT, NuVu Studio is a secondary school that boasts recent student projects focused on everything from futuristic fashion to biotechnology.

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Digital Diversity: Engaging All Students in Education

High tech tools shift from special to universal.

14 4,369 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.

21 123 3,953 views
A young boy in a bright green shirt and glasses is smiling, holding a stuffed lion doll, looking straight into its face
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Year-Round Resources for Autism

Autism superheroes and "talking" Bluetooth-enabled stuffed animals are among the resources for helping children on the autism spectrum understand their differences and communicate with others.

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

How assistive technologies helped one student break down the barriers of a learning disability.

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