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Assistive Technology in Education


Dell Seeks Deeper Role in District Data and Learning Outcomes Work

Dell has corralled several products and services into a new education initiative it's calling the "Next Generation Learning Platform."

Sonic Foundry's Mediasite Delivers Mobile Lecture Playback

Sonic Foundry has released a version of its lecture capture software that allows users to view presentations on their mobile devices.

Advanced Academics Addresses Accessibility in Online Modules

A company that creates online learning programs for use in middle and high school education has begun the work of making its courses accessible.

8 Simple Tips To Improve Accessibility

Adding a few simple accessibility features to your school's Web site will transform the experience for those with vision or hearing impairment--and everyone else as well.

Desire2Learn Partners with ReadSpeaker To Improve Accessibility

Desire2Learn has partnered with ReadSpeaker to increase the usability and accessibility of the Desire2Learn learning platforms.

Listen Up!

Classroom sound amplification systems can make a difference in academic performance as well as the number of referrals to special education programs.

On Cloud Nine

Cloud computing is no longer just used to manage administrative technology--thanks to its accessibility, ease of use, and versatility. All over the country, teachers, students, and administrators are trying different cloud-based solutions--some free or inexpensive--that allow multiple users to collaborate in innovative ways. Here are nine examples from K-12 educators who have found creative ways to get their heads in the cloud.

Ed Tech Not Immune from Civil Rights Obligations, Feds Advise

As technology increasingly permeates classroom learning, school leaders need to be increasingly active in meeting the needs of students with disabilities. That was the word out of Washington May 26 as the Obama administration issued guidance on school compliance with federal anti-discrimination law.

CARD Launches Grant Program To Develop Autism Curriculum

The Center for Autism and Related Disorders has launched a new grant program to help schools develop curricula for students with autism.

Microsoft Steps Up Accessibility

Microsoft is giving a boost to accessibility in its Office 2010 suite and launching new training courses and resources dedicated to helping developers produce more accessible sites and software.

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