Assistive Technology in Education


PresenceLearning Redesigns and Re-releases Lightyear Tool

PresenceLearning, a provider of live, online therapy services, has released Lightyear, a newly re-designed therapy program that offers high fidelity and live health sessions while reportedly putting less demand on school network bandwidth. The program is designed so that more schools — particularly schools in areas with limited access to high-speed Internet — can gain access to PresenceLearning’s extensive network of clinicians to assist students with special needs.

Is Your District Future Ready?

Encouraging school leaders to think deeply about equity, agency and leadership when actualizing or revisioning technology integration plans.

Blackboard Adds ReadSpeaker Text-to-Speech Tech

ReadSpeaker has partnered with Blackboard to make its text-to-speech technology more available to students around the world.

Landmark Outreach Debuts New PD Courses for Language-Based Learning Disabilities

Landmark School's Outreach Program has launched a new series of professional development courses for teachers of students with language-based learning disabilities.

NCSC, Breakthrough Technologies Unveil Alternate Assessment Platform

The National Center and State Collaborative and Breakthrough Technologies have developed an online delivery platform for a new alternate assessment program for students with cognitive disabilities.

Mississippi Adopts Questar To Deliver Exams for Students with Cognitive Impairments

The state of Mississippi has decided to go with the same assessment vendor it uses for its statewide assessments to do summative testing of students with severe cognitive disabilities as well.

ED Grants $3.6 Million for Accessible Tech

The field of accessible technology has just received an infusion of funding.

Blackboard Collaborate (Ultra) Touts Assistive Tech Adherence

Blackboard has improved accessibility functionality for its online collaboration application.

Carnegie Mellon Students Release Ed Software for Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Carnegie Mellon University students have released two new, free educational software products intended to help students who are deaf or hard of hearing.

NTID Receives NSF Grant To Support Education of Deaf Students

The Rochester Institute of Technology's National Technical Institute for the Deaf has received a $4 million grant from the National Science Foundation to continue its Technological Education Center for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students program.

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