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Assistive Technology in Education


The Top 10 iPad Apps for Special Education

Empowering independence in SPED learners: There’s an app for that!

The Surprising Ways BYOD, Flipped Classrooms, and 1-to-1 Are Being Used in the Special Ed Classroom

As schools shift to mobile device usage and new forms of technology-inspired instruction, such as flipping the classroom, special ed is adopting mainstream approaches for its assistive technologies.

Smarter Balanced Releases Practice Common Core Tests

The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium has released practice versions of its online tests for Common Core State Standards in grades 3 through 8 and grade 11.

Study Ranks Accessibility of Top Learning Management Systems

A university study comparing learning management systems has concluded that the latest crop of learning management systems evaluated have made "significant progress" since the assessments started in 2005. However, one of the report's authors noted, "We believe much more needs to be done."

4 Tips for Teachers Working with Visually Impaired Students Online

A school for the blind and visually impaired in Washington State uses distance learning to accommodate offsite teachers and students.

Partnership Enhances Reference Service with Text-to-Speech Technology

Reference and information skills company Credo has partnered with ReadSpeaker to add text-to-speech features to its Literati suite of software and services.

ScootPad Gets Text-to-Speech Upgrade Via New Partnership

Online learning platform ScootPad has partnered with text-to-speech specialist ReadSpeaker to enhance its service with a "click and listen" feature.

Hacking the Classroom to Encourage Student Independence

Seeking to empower her students with greater communication skills, one special ed teacher is "hacking the classroom" with a range of traditional and unique apps and tech-rich activities, from iPads to gaming consoles.

DeSoto County District Uses Online Speech Therapists

A school district in Florida has made public its use of "telepractice" to provide speech therapy to students.

Desire2Learn Expands Support for Web Conferencing, Captioning

Desire2Learn has unveiled new capabilities for its flagship learning platform, including integration with several collaboration, communication, and accessibility tools.

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