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Assistive Technology in Education


Helping Students with Learning Disabilities Transition to College

Although assistive technologies and other supports can help, too few students who need them take advantage once they leave high school. Here's what K-12 schools can do to help.

Arizona District To Use Online Intervention Plan Builder With Autistic Students

Special education teachers in Maricopa, AZ, will be able to use an online behavior intervention plan builder to create individualized programs for students.

6 Ways to Engage Every Learner Using UDL

Universal Design for Learning can make your lessons more accessible and your lesson-planning more fun.

Boardmaker Releases iPad App for Students with Speech Disabilities

Boardmaker, a company that produces technology to help students in special education classes overcome speech, language and learning issues, has launched a new iOS app, the Boardmaker Student Center app.

Califone Guarantees Audio Deliveries in Time for Common Core Testing

Districts that place orders through authorized Califone dealers by Nov. 21 will have their headphones, earbuds and headsets ship from Califone as early as March 3, 2015.

Maryland District To Monitor PreK Programs with Performance Management Software

A Maryland school district is adopting new performance management software specifically to support the work of helping families who have young children with developmental disabilities and delays in the county.

$121 Million in Federal Grants Bolster Programs for Individuals with Disabilities

The federal government is awarding $121 million in grants with the aim of improving academic and career outcomes for those with disabilities

Cognitive Assessment Tool Upgrade Provides More Information on Learning Disabilities

Pearson is introducing the fifth edition of its Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children with upgrades that include access to it via a tablet.

Blue Jeans Updates Videoconferencing Tools for Users with Disabilities

Blue Jeans Network has updated its videoconferencing Web application and Android and iOS apps to make them more accessible for users with disabilities.

Portland Community College Debuts Web Accessibility MOOC for Educators

Portland Community College has teamed with a private partner to launch a massive open online course for teachers designed to address Web accessibility concerns associated with online learning.

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