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Assistive Technology in Education


$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.

Report Details 5 Keys to Using Technology To Help At-Risk Students

A new report from the Alliance for Excellent Education and the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education offers five recommendations for helping at-risk students learn.

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.

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