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2018 SXSW EDU Conference Presentation - Call to Action: Closing the Digital Accessibility Gap

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Presentation Overview Our students are living in a time of innovation that is transforming how they learn, play, work, and interact with the world. But transformative change cannot be exclusionary;...

504 Plans vs. IEP's

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This vidoes compares and contrasts 504 plans with IEP's.

AT and IT: Where are we headed?

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Rapid changes in technology will continue to shape the future of special education services and the integration of assistive technology and instructional technology. An understanding of the shifts in...

Accommodations and Modifications

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This video explains the differences between accommodations and modifications for students who struggle, especially those with disabilities. 

Activity-Based Implementation and Evaluation Plan Summary (Used as SETT Scaffold for Implementation and Evaluation Planning)

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This SETT tool provides an objective way for teachers to make Technical Assistance decisions for students.

Adolescent Literacy: What's Technology Got to Do With It?

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Learn how technology tools can support struggling students and those with learning disabilities to acquire background knowledge and vocabulary, improve their reading comprehension, and increase their...

Apps to Help Students with Dysgraphia and Writing Difficulties

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The National Center for Learning Disabilities provides here a list of apps which can be helpful for students with dysgrahpia or dyslexia. These apps can assist students to express themselves in...

Assistive Technology for Students with Disabilities: What To Do When Funding is Limited?

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Assistive technology (AT) comes in many shapes and sizes, and for students with disabilities, it has the capacity to open many doors. However, with tight budgets and limited funds many districts are...

Blogs, Wikis and Text Messaging: What are the Implications for Students with Learning Disabilities?

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The usefulness of assistive technologies for students with learning disabilities is fairly obvious. It is easy to understand the educational benefits of software designed specifically for students...

Born Accessible Quick Guide: What Education Leaders Need to Know

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Learn what it means for technology to be born accessible, why it is important, and what eduation leaders can do to ensure that born accessible technology is integrated into classrooms in their states...

Build an Assistive Technology Toolkit

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Ideas and suggestions on how to identify and use free tools to build an assistive technology "toolkit" for your school, classroom, or individual student. The author also makes recommendations on how...

Call to Action: Closing the Digital Accessibility Gap

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Our students are living in a time of innovation that is transforming how they learn, play, work, and interact with the world. But transformative change cannot be exclusionary; as educators embrace...

College Resources for Students with Disabilities

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Use this guide to help prepare your students for the transition to college. Find information and resources on legal rights, accessibility, and available supports on campus. Additional resources...

Digital Accessibility Toolkit: What Education Leaders Need to Know

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Accessibility is essential for leveraging technology and providing educational opportunities for all students, including those with disabilities and English language learners. The toolkit offers...

Education Technology in the Every Student Succeeds Act

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The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) includes an increased focus on technology-related requirements to achieve educational outcomes and opportunities for all students. This document is a summary of...

Evolution of Federal Disability Legislation: 1973-2016

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A number of key pieces of federal legislation protect the rights of individuals with disabilities. Building on the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the regulations that followed set the stage for legal...

Finding Alternative Sources of Funding for Assistive Technology

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Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004, all local educational agencies are expected to provide assistive technology to students who need it in order to receive a...

Future Ready Assistive Technology: Fostering State Supports for Students With Disabilities

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Rapid changes in technology will continue to shape the future of special education services and the integration of assistive technology. An understanding of the shifts in the technology landscape and...

Helping Children with Learning Disabilities Understand What they Read

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This article discusses visualization as a strategy for helping children with learning disabilities understand what they read, tips for implementation, and examples of graphic organizers appropriate...

How Assistive Technology Enables Dreams

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This video provides an overview of some of the different types of assistive technology tools available, from voice-activated software to customized laptops, and provides example of how tech can...