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.
- By Christopher Piehler
The State Educational Technology Directors Association has released a new policy brief addressing the accessibility of digital instructional resources.
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.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
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 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.
Technology startup Zyrobotics has launched TabAccess, a device designed to help people with limited fine motor skills use Android and iOS devices.
A new Web-based system aims to help educators better manage and supervise individualized education programs (IEP), from referral through classification and placement.
The Newmark School, a private, not-for-profit school for children with autism spectrum disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, attention issues and other developmental disabilities, has redesigned its classrooms to encourage active and collaborative learning.
Some teachers in Wyoming are learning how to better use assistive technologies thanks to a new program launched by the University of Wyoming's Wyoming Institute for Disabilities.
Visual and sonic aids can help students with language disorders improve their reading, writing and speaking.
- By Katharina I. Boser, Sarah Wayland