Assistive Technology: Resource Roundup

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Resources by Topic:

Getting Started
Finding Assistive Technology
Tips and Tools
Need-Specific Resources
Universal Design for Learning
Additional Resources on the Web

Edutopia’s guide to assi

Jennifer Cimini‘s insight:

Universal Design for Learning (UDL)For information on the basics of universal design for learning (UDL), take a look at What is UDL? from theNational Center on Universal Design for Learning. The role of technology in UDL is explored on their UDL and Technology page. UDL strategies do not replace the need for AT, but UDL and AT can be complementary. For a concise illustration of the relationship between UDL and AT, check out this handy chart, AT and UDL in Partnership, from Maryland Learning Links.Digital Diversity: Engaging All Students in Education, by Grace Rubenstein (2006)

In this article, Rubenstein discusses how access-enhancing technology tools are not only useful for those with identified special needs; these tools can be a means of personalizing instruction for all learners.

We All Have Special Needs: Using Technology to Break Down Barriers, by George Lucas (2001)

Lucas discusses how technology can transform lives and help all people to overcome barriers and reach their full potential.

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