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.

  • Easy Ways to Bring Assistive Technology Into Your Classroom

    Free or low-cost tools can help all students—with and without learning differences—better access course content.
    Jennifer Sullivan
  • The Benefits of Video-Mediated Instruction

    Using video lessons and an instructional avatar creates an inclusive educational experience for students with autism spectrum disorders.
  • Ensuring That Instruction Is Inclusive for Diverse Learners

    Using ideas from Universal Design for Learning with all students can make classrooms more welcoming for those with learning disabilities.
  • Accommodating Students With Dyslexia

    These five easy-to-implement accommodations can make class less stressful and more manageable for students with dyslexia.
    Jessica Hamman
  • The Benefits of Ear-Reading

    A dyslexia specialist discusses the assistive technologies she uses to help students with dyslexia make gains in reading.
  • Creating a Dysgraphia-Friendly Classroom

    Six ways to support students with dysgraphia—a learning difference that affects a person’s ability to produce written work.
  • Say Hi to Milo, the Autism Robot

    Standing two feet tall and resembling a boy, Milo the robot is helping autistic students build social skills at a school in South Carolina.
  • Rethinking Assistive Technology

    For students with disabilities, assistive technology isn’t a nice-to-have—it’s crucial to their learning and success in school.
  • Can a Robot Help Autistic Children Connect?

    A school in South Carolina tests whether a robot can be a bridge to deeper human connection for autistic children.
  • Assistive Technology: Resource Roundup

    Discover websites, blog posts, articles, and videos related to understanding, selecting, and assessing assistive technology.
  • Using Technology to Empower Students With Special Needs

    Learn how one educator uses G Suite for Education to help students overcome their negative self-images and embrace learning.
  • Social-Emotional Apps for Special Ed

    Here are nine apps to help special ed students of all ages build emotional literacy, learn self-regulation, and focus on problem solving and task planning.
  • Apps to Support Diverse Learners in the Classroom

    Apps can help diverse learners by gamifying their tasks, coaching them on social cues, prioritizing their time, strengthening their math skills, and sharpening their language abilities.
  • Assistive Technology Can Benefit All Students

    Five tools for reading, writing, and time management that can help all students—not just those with learning disabilities.
  • 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.