Assistive Technology in Education


Accessible Childrens Programming Now Available

The Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP) now offers free, on-demand children's television programming for students with visual or hearing disabilities through its Accessible Television Portal project.

Colorado Districts Opt for Software To Help With Special Needs Compliance, Recordkeeping

In light of the implementation of recent statewide initiatives with greater compliance requirements, three Colorado school districts have purchased Excent’s Enrich special needs software platform.

Rural Mississippi District Uses Online Speech-Language Professionals To Fill in Gaps

PresenceLearning supplies the Stone County School District with online therapy sessions delivered via livestreaming.

Skills Launches Web-Based Program Planning Tool for High Functioning Students with Autism

Skills has unveiled Skills Advanced Cognition, a Web-based system designed to help parents, educators and professionals plan intervention programs for high functioning students with autism spectrum disorder.

PresenceLearning, Fuel Ed Partner on Distance Ed for Special Education Students

PresenceLearning and Fuel Education have partnered to deliver a live, online special education solution designed to provide schools and districts with greater access to service providers for special education students from kindergarten to grade 12.

Kurzweil Education Releases Text-to-Speech Upgrade

Kurzweil Education is rolling out Kurzweil 1000 Version 14, the latest version of its text-to-speech software.

Helping Students with Learning Disabilities Transition to College

Although assistive technologies and other supports can help, too few students who need them take advantage once they leave high school. Here's what K-12 schools can do to help.

Arizona District To Use Online Intervention Plan Builder With Autistic Students

Special education teachers in Maricopa, AZ, will be able to use an online behavior intervention plan builder to create individualized programs for students.

6 Ways to Engage Every Learner Using UDL

Universal Design for Learning can make your lessons more accessible and your lesson-planning more fun.

Boardmaker Releases iPad App for Students with Speech Disabilities

Boardmaker, a company that produces technology to help students in special education classes overcome speech, language and learning issues, has launched a new iOS app, the Boardmaker Student Center app.

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