Assistive Technology in Education

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.

Rochester Institute of Tech Grant Aims To Improve STEM Equity for Middle, High School Students

An associate professor of engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology in New York has been awarded a $25,000 grant for an initiative to increase the number of African American males participating in science, technology, engineering and math fields.

5 Tech Tools That Support Common Core State Standards

With online testing underway in many states, we look at the hardware and software that districts are using to teach to the new standards.

Startup Creates Touch School Desk for Learners with Disabilities

A Massachusetts startup has built a 32-inch multi-touch table intended to be used as a school desk by students with intellectual, learning and motor disabilities.

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.