Resources for Assistive Technology

My district wants school sites to expand our technology-based programs to include use of assistive technologies for students with special needs. I don’t know where to begin to help staff tackle this new initiative. Can you recommend any resources?

There are two Web sites that can help you get started. They are: CAST’s Teaching Every Student, which offers information, toolkits, model lessons, online forums, and much more. CoSN’s Accessible Technologies for all Students, featuring publications, best practices, a district self-assessment, presentations, and additional resources. Review the sites yourself to increase your own knowledge base. Then, ask staff to explore the sites for the information and tools they provide, and as a springboard to find additional online resources.

Submitted by: Susan Brooks-Young

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