Assistive Technology in Education


Robotic Telepresence Device Allows Student to Attend School Virtually While Receiving Treatment

Naya Salah, a seventh grader at Stratford School's Santa Clara Middle School, uses a videoconferencing system called Beam to attend school as she recovers from leukemia and gets chemotherapy.

5 Ways Teachers Are Opening Up the World to Special Education Through Technology

Teachers who work with special needs students are finding that technology can not only broaden their students' experiences but engage them in learning, help them retain information, improve their socialization and boost their self-esteem.

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.

4 Ways Teachers Are Learning To Use Technology To Benefit Students with Special Needs

When it comes to technology-related professional development for teachers of students with special needs, a wide variety of options are available.

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.

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