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As states and districts across the nation increase their use of technology to support instruction and communication, the issue of accessible content for students, families, and community members with disabilities needs to be front and center in the decision making process. Addressing digital accessibility takes a team-based approach. In...

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From the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired and written by Elsie Rao, a teacher of the visually impaired, this page provides some good insights on approaching the instruction of visually impaired students in a regular classroom. Teaching children who are braille readers is unique. With minor adjustments...

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Use this Edutopia.org web page resource to discover websites, blog posts, articles, and videos related to understanding, selecting, and assessing assistive technology. Topics include Getting started, Universal Design for Learning, Tips and Tools, and links for educators and parents. https://www.edutopia.org/article/assistive-technology-resources

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April Adcock’s slidedeck on slideshare.com provides a solid overview of AT, diversity and culture. The slidedeck covers such things as assistive technology, differentiated instruction, the eight different types of intelligence (eg., body-kinesthetic, linguistic, interpersonal), universal design for learning, diversity and cultural understanding, and equitable access, and promoting understanding and awareness....

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This toolkit from the California Charter Schools Association is the result of a 2016 statewide qualitative study of innovative and exceptional special education programs and practices across the California charter school movement. The final published report detailed findings with examples of successful practices grounded in current research and accompanied by...

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Alternate assessment professional development materials provided by the University of North Carolina’s Allied Health Center for Literacy and Disability Studies. The page contains an alternate assessment system based on the development of learning maps, which include both traditional learning progressions and the multiple, alternate routes that students with significant intellectual...

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The information contained within this guide is designed to provide comprehensive guidance for educators, parents, advocates, and agency personnel regarding the delivery of assistive technology services for students with disabilities. The intent is to help ensure consistent policies and practices among school districts and to provide stakeholders with a clear...

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California State University, Northridge (CSUN) – through the Tseng College – offers two master’s degrees in assistive technology (AT): one centered on the development of devices and software and the other centered on the human-services aspects of the field. CSUN also offers an advanced professional development certificate program in Assistive...

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Assistive technology interventions can support access to and participation in everyday learning opportunities for children with disabilities. Using multiple formats (video, approach frameworks, text, and supplementary resources), visitors can learn about the purpose, use and potential benefits of assistive technology interventions when working with young children. This module (#5), brought...

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The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) is one of the most commonly-used systems for measuring, describing and measuring health and disability. It was created by the World Health Organization and is considered the standard by many US and international healthcare organizations and professional organizations.

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