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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.

  • High school student with laptop and microphone sitting at the table

    Accessibility Features Can Ease Remote Instruction for Students

    Popular devices and software come equipped with text-to-speech and other supports that lower barriers to learning.
    Kathryn Nieves
  • Two women talking via video chat on a laptop

    Co-Teaching in Distance Learning

    A middle school English and special education teacher share how they meet the needs of all of their students—and the new practices they’ll bring back to the classroom.
  • A boy uses an iPad at home

    Apps for Students With Special Needs—As School Buildings Shutter

    The coronavirus creates a unique challenge for students with special needs—educators share recommendations for apps to support learning at home.
  • The word "dyslexia" written across the pages of a closed book

    Accommodating Students With Dyslexia

    These five easy-to-implement accommodations can make class less stressful and more manageable for students with dyslexia.
  • A young student is seen very close up writing on a sheet of paper with a pencil.

    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.
  • An elementary school student sitting on the floor of a library with a tablet and headphones, listening to an audiobook

    The Benefits of Ear-Reading

    A dyslexia specialist discusses the assistive technologies she uses to help students with dyslexia make gains in reading.
  • High school students using tablet computers

    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.
  • A flexible seating classroom with a variety of chairs, tables, rugs, and stools

    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.
  • Say Hi to Milo, the Autism Robot

    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.
  • three boys looking at computers

    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.
  • A close-up on a student's hands holding a tablet computer in a library

    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.
  • Graphic of a smart phone charging

    Assistive Technology: Resource Roundup

    Discover websites, blog posts, articles, and videos related to understanding, selecting, and assessing assistive technology.
  • A young boy is squatting on a carpet, playing a game on a tablet.

    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.
  • Jordan works with Milo the robot.

    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.
  • An illustration depicting technology learning tools including video mediated instruction (VMI)

    The Benefits of Video-Mediated Instruction

    Using video lessons and an instructional avatar creates an inclusive educational experience for students with autism spectrum disorders.

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