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Assistive Technology in Education


SoftChalk Updates Create with E-Book Builder

SoftChalk has launched the latest version of its content authoring tool, Create 9, with a new e-book builder tool and other new features.

Vital Source Updates Accessibility Features for Ebooks

VitalSource Bookshelf has updated its accessibility support for its collection of e-textbooks.

8 Great Tools for Classroom Presentations

Teachers are pairing hardware and software to create lessons that engage students and inspire collaboration.

Department of Ed Will Now Include Educational Outcomes as Part of IDEA Determinations

Under the new framework known as Results-Driven Accountability (RDA), the Department will look beyond procedural requirements and include educational results for students with disabilities in judging states’ compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

SETDA Releases Brief on Accessible Resources

The State Educational Technology Directors Association has released a new policy brief addressing the accessibility of digital instructional resources.

5 Lessons Newmark School Can Teach Us about Outfitting the Classroom

Although this K-12 school is intended for children with special needs, its recent redesign has something to teach every school about learning in the 21st century.

Brigham Young Researchers Develop Google Glass System for Deaf Students

Brigham Young University researchers have developed a system to project sign language interpreters onto Google Glass and other similar types of glasses.

Moodle 2.7 Gets Improved Interfaces, Accessible Text Editor, Conditional Activities

Moodle 2.7 has been released. The upgrade to the popular free and open source learning management system includes new themes with improved responsive design, a new accessibility-focused text editor and more.

Zyrobotics Launches TabAccess for Assistive Tablet Access

Technology startup Zyrobotics has launched TabAccess, a device designed to help people with limited fine motor skills use Android and iOS devices.

Brief: Pearson Maximus Launch Case Management and Reporting System

A new Web-based system aims to help educators better manage and supervise individualized education programs (IEP), from referral through classification and placement.

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