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Personal Story: Jeanne Dwyer

In Personal Story, Jeanne Dwyer, Coordinator of the Johns Hopkins University Center for Technology in Education, shares some of what she has learned as the parent of Francis, a 20 year old with Downs Syndrome. She discusses her philosophy of independence and the tools, strategies and skills that Francis uses to become successfully independent. The self-advocacy skills he has developed are critical to his transition to an independent life, and ...

Published: 2013 by Jeanne Dwyer , Reviewed: November 04, 2013


ttstudentservices instructional videos

Bruce Salter, a pediatric physical therapist and assistive technology consultant, has created a series of videos and posted them on YouTube. The videos are aimed at parents and educators in an effort to help with the implementation and effective use of programs and apps related to reading and learning. There are instructions for using iPad technology as well as information on IEP's, legislation related to use of restraints and seclusion, ...

Published: 2013 by Bruce Alter , Reviewed: October 03, 2013


Adapted Innovation

This Facebook page is paired with a blog by the same name. Adapted Innovation focuses primarily on resources for students with visual or hearing impairments and follows related education news and technology insights. Both the blog and Facebook page are regularly updated with new posts and include topics related to assistive technology in the classroom and at home, universal design for learning (UDL), mobility needs, accessibility, inclusion and advocacy.

Published: 2013 by Julie Johnson, Leslie Caldwell , Reviewed: October 04, 2013


Richie Parker: Drive

This is a short ESPN video report on the life of Richie Parker, who was born without arms (but with an abundance of self-determination) who became a chassis and body component designer for race cars. Viewers will see a young man who has successfully adapted his environment from childhood to adulthood, living independently and designing race car chassis and body components for Hendrick Motorsports, one of the most prestigious race ...

Published: 2013 by Tom Rinaldi , Reviewed: October 15, 2013


The Sound of Equality

The Sound of Equality is a music video about the importance of accessible materials for students with disabilities. The video itself is accessible with audio description and ASL sign language interpretation. The video opens with a young student using her iPad while another student with a guide dog enters the classroom. Two women representing the principles of accessible design and universal design for learning enter the classroom to provide the ...

Published: 2013 by Jan McSorley and Amanda Hart , Reviewed: November 04, 2013


How can parents promote the use of accessible technology in schools?

This webpage from AccessIT is a web version of Breaking Down Barriers K-12 and Beyond - A Parents’ Guide to Accessible Technology in Schools by Dr. Sheryl Burgstahler. Written in straighforward, family-friendly language, it offers parents guidance in how to effectively promote the use of accessible information technology in their children's schools. It answers common questions related to accessible technology advocacy, including: What do I need to know? What should ...

Published: 2013 by Sheryl Burgstahler, University of Washington , Reviewed: October 03, 2013


The Website of Luis Perez

Luis Perez is an educator with a visual impairment. His website focuses on apps for iPod and iPhone that make materials accessible to people with disabilities. He provides information on new products and creative ways he has found to use Apple programs. He blogs and posts videos on YouTube. He tweets and shares his love of photography and adventure. The website includes a comprehensive resource page and lots of tips ...

Published: 2013 by Luis Perez , Reviewed: September 30, 2013


Little Bear Sees

Little Bear Sees is a website designed to be a resource guide for parents of children with Cortical Visual Impairment. Created by the parents and grandmother of a child with CVI, it answers questions and provides basic information about CVI. It gives advice to parents on what toys are most effective for children with CVI. There are links throughout that can be easily accessed. There are a great many resources, ...

Published: 2013 by Aubri Tallent, Andrei Tallent, Fredy Bush , Reviewed: September 05, 2013



Special Education Technology, British Columbia (SET- BC) is dedicated to providing students, teachers and school districts with specific training and a variety of assistive technology tools to increase access to curriculum and foster communication designed to increase student success and independence. The SET-BC SET Stories section offers brief summaries of student success stories and highlights the SET-BC technology lending library and supports. The Stories archive goes back several years and ...

Published: 2013 by SET-BC , Reviewed: July 10, 2013


iPads as Assistive Technology Tools

From the MIND Institute Lecture Series on Neurodevelopmental Disorders, this one-hour video focuses on the use of the iPad to help students in the San Juan Unified School District, and includes the data and conclusions from a 6-school collaborative study that used iPads as part of a pilot program to identify uses for the iPad in several different environments across K-8 classrooms. The pilot program studied means of using the ...

Published: 2013 by Cheryl Dultz and Kalei Eskridge , Reviewed: December 16, 2013


ATIA Funding Resources Guide

The Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) offers help navigating the financial side of assistive technology with the online ATIA Funding Resource Guide. This guide is a useful place to explore funding options and includes listings for several organizations as well as federal and state agencies that can help pay for assistive technology. The guide also highlights scholarships, insurance options, advocacy groups, employer resources for AT in the workplace, grants and ...

Published: 2013 by ATIA , Reviewed: September 03, 2013


The Assistive Technology Daily

The Assistive Technology Daily (AT Daily) is a blog authored by the North Carolina Assistive Technology Program, which is housed in the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. Since March of 2011, they have been using AT Daily to follow emerging technologies and provide overviews and links to further information. All of their resources are archived by month and can also be searched by ...

Published: 2013 by North Carolina Assistive Technology Program , Reviewed: July 10, 2013



Tek-Ninja is a blog by Jim Tignor, an occupational therapist and assistive technology professional in Chapel Hill, NC public schools. The blog is organized into three areas: (1) Tek-Ninja, which includes "musings on AT, OT, education and other random stuff"; (2) Video-Ninja, which are "short and sweet video tutorials for basic technology stuff"; and (3) Parent-Ninja, which consists of "musings on parenting, with an eye towards technology and other random ...

Published: 2013 by Jim Tignor , Reviewed: July 10, 2013



This wiki presents apps based on the Stages competency-based system developed by Madalaine Pugliese. Visitors to the site can request access to the wiki and then are able to add to and edit the content. There is also a place where you can nominate apps for inclusion on the wiki. The apps are organized according to the Stages structure because, as the author notes, there are so many lists of ...

Published: 2013 by Cambium Learning Technologies , Reviewed: September 03, 2013


Assistive Technology Conference (run by students)

In a striking example of how self-advocacy and assistive technology come together, this 2.5 hour video documents the Inclusion Requires Participation Conference (April 2013) that was run by students with disabilities about the ongoing push for assistive technology to "become ubiquitous." The students presented a variety of important perspectives on policymaking, genuine inclusion, family, and self-advocacy, and demonstrated how assistive technologies had helped them overcome classroom challenges. This video is ...

Published: 2013 by Inclusion Requires Participation , Reviewed: September 03, 2013


A Special Kind of Class

Blogger Amanda Myers has been teaching at a hospital school for 20 years, where she has worked with children who have speech or physical disabilities. When she found out she could not pinpoint a reliable existing strategy to assess her non-verbal students’ reading levels, she set out to conduct research on the topic. On the blogsite A Special Kind of Class, she shares her research findings as well as files ...

Published: 2013 by Mandy Myers , Reviewed: September 05, 2013


50 Questions about LD

50 Questions About LD is a great resource for students, families and service providers beginning to explore and understand unique and/or different learning styles. In a well-organized, frequently asked question and answer format, it guides the reader through eight chapters, from recognizing "something's not working here" to questioning, evaluating, designing and implementing appropriate tools and strategies to help all students achieve their maximum potential. The guide begins by addressing the ...

Published: 2013 by National Center for Learning Disabilities , Reviewed: August 23, 2013


The Inclusive Class

The Inclusive Class is a website created by Nicole Eredics, an educator from British Columbia who has devoted her life to finding ways to make inclusion successful for children with special needs. The website includes a blog, podcasts, archives that link to 154 posts, and links to Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. Nicole shares her collection of resources for teachers and parents using a tool called LiveBinder. She also has a ...

Published: 2013 by Nicole Eredics , Reviewed: June 12, 2013


Eric Sailers

This is the website of Eric Sailers, a speech pathologist, assistive technology specialist, and a person who himself has a speech disability. He created this website to share resources and products for the iOS platform related to helping students with disabilities. There are a number of links to resources that are useful to those who want to learn about and maximize their use of apps and other related Apple products. ...

Published: 2013 by Eric Sailers , Reviewed: August 15, 2013


Dyslexia and the iPad - Overcoming Dyslexia with Technology

Dr. James Nuttall, who lives with dyslexia, shares his insights into learning reading and writing methods, using helpful tools and advocating for access to knowledge in the e-book "Dyslexia and the iPad - Overcoming Dyslexia with Technology." Dr. Nuttall tells his story and describes related resources for parents and students learning to use the iPad to overcome the reading and writing barriers that dyslexia creates. "Dyslexia and the iPad - ...

Published: 2013 by James and Linda Nuttall , Reviewed: August 23, 2013

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