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

Disabilities come in many forms. So do the technologies that help the disabled tackle their challenges.

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Digital Textbooks: New Hope for the Visually Impaired

A company pioneers in the field of recorded and computerized educational books.

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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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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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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.

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

Disabilities come in many forms. So do the technologies that help the disabled tackle their challenges.

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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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The Department of Education's Karen Cator Answers Your Questions about the National EdTech Plan

The Department of Ed's Karen Cator answers your questions about the National Education Technology Plan (NETP)

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