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Advice to School Districts: Want Your AT to Be Used? Build the Infrastructure ...

This edition of FCTD's Technology Voices newsletter features an interview with Lorianne Hoenninger, an independent assistive technology consultant from Long Island with a long history of integrating and supporting the successful use of assistive technology in mainstream and special education environments. Based on her own experience in special education, and building on the concepts of David Edyburn and Patti King-DeBaun, she has developed Accessible Learning Technology Alternatives, an organization providing ...

Published: 2011 by Thomas H. Allen , Reviewed: February 02, 2012


An AT Pioneer Trains a New Generation of Educators

This Family Center on Technology & Disability newsletter features an in-depth interview with Ellen Engstrom, Director of Teacher Training at Groves Academy in Minnesota. Engstrom, a long-time user of assistive and instructional technologies, shares strategies for using technology to support reading and writing. The article provides interesting and useful information on text to speech and voice recognition programs as well as issues related to assistive technology and transition, especially the ...

Published: 2011 by Thomas H. Allen , Reviewed: February 22, 2012


AT Evaluation: No Shortcuts to Good Outcomes

This newsletter highlights an interview with Bryan Ayres, M.Ed., ATP, Special Educator, Director, Technology and Curriculum Access Center (TCC), Easter Seals Arkansas. He has many years experience in the special education field in Arkansas and is a strong advocate for ongoing individual evaluations. Mr. Ayres sees AT evaluation as a continuous, team-based process, in which AT specialists should participate actively. He makes the case that the most reasonable outcomes are ...

Published: 2011 by Family Center on Technology and Disability , Reviewed: January 27, 2012


AI as AT: Artificial Intelligence Technology with Crossover Potential

Artificial intelligence can be defined as "the ability of a machine to imitate intelligent behavior." This issue of Technology Voices, the newsletter of the Family Center on Technology and Disability, describes how one researcher in the AI field has applied that background to a number of areas of AT (assistive technology). Kathleen F. McCoy, Ph.D., is a Professor of Computer and Information Science and a Professor of Linguistics at the ...

Published: 2011 , Reviewed: May 31, 2012


Diversifying Instruction with Technology: Professors Can Take a Lesson from ...

This edition of the FCTD newsletter features an interview with Dr. Robert Stodden, Director of the University of Hawaii-Manoa’s Center on Disability Studies. Dr. Stodden has been researching the effectiveness of classroom technology for students with disabilities in the K-12 world for 20 years and more recently has applied that experience to the study of post-secondary technology applications. To be successful he had to come to terms with the differences ...

Published: 2011 , Reviewed: March 16, 2012


Beyond ARRA: Put AT Purchases on Hold; Ramp up Training and Implementation ...

This Family Center on Technology & Disability newsletter discusses the need for technology planning and relationship building in school districts, among special educators and information technology (IT) professionals, before technology is purchased and put into use. The featured expert, Mr. Fred Tchang, Director, Assistive Technology Services, Advancing Opportunities, Ewing, New Jersey, uses the then-upcoming expiration of ARRA (American Reinvestment and Recovery Act) funding as an example. He encourages school districts ...

Published: 2011 by Thomas H. Allen , Reviewed: February 17, 2012


Technology Helps Students Plumb the Mysteries of an ‘Unfamiliar Past’

This newsletter from the Family Center on Technology & Disability looks at how Dr. Cynthia Okolo, Professor of Special Education at Michigan State University uses both assistive and instructional technologies to provide access to history for students with learning disabilities. She describes her Virtual History Museum project as a "history-focused, web-based inclusive learning environment offering cognitive supports" in which students can experience, interact with and learn history." It is web-based ...

Published: 2011 by Thomas H. Allen , Reviewed: February 17, 2012


AT Program News Blog

The AT Program News Blog is a newsletter created for State Assistive Technology Act Programs, Alternative Financing Programs, and their community partners. It is a network of similar minded organizations that are working to educate, gain access to assistive technology, and improve services with limited funding available. The ATPN receives partial funding through the NATTAP and provides a wide range of information and resources on assistive technology, legislative updates, and ...

Published: 2010 by Eliza Anderson , Reviewed: November 22, 2010


Accessibility Update 2010

Accessibility Update 2010 is one of the monthly online newsletters published by Microsoft. It addresses the need to educate and prepare teachers to ensure accessibility for students with disabilities. The articles in the newsletter include Accessibility: A Guide for Educators, which is a download that explains what accessibility is and what it means for students. Back to School: Making Sure Students with Disabilities can See, Hear, and Use their PCs ...

Published: 2010 by Microsoft , Reviewed: March 03, 2011


AAC Newsletter

AbilityNet is a national charity in England that supports the advancement and independence of individuals with disabilities. One of the projects is to write a bi-annual AAC newsletter. This newsletter lists resources, training opportunities and has updates on the newest ideas in AAC. It is a great resource and although not comprehensive, does provide excellent information and links to other great resources, techniques, and unique programs.

Published: 2009 by AbilityNet , Reviewed: September 21, 2010


The Monitor

This website provides access to issues of a newsletter entitled “The Monitor.” The Monitor is the newsletter of the Wisconsin Assistive Technology Initiative. WATI’s funding ended in 2009, which is the date of the last issue of the Monitor. The WATI project now is continued through the work of volunteers. The Monitor archives, dated 2007-2009, provide a compendium of assistive technology solutions and suggestions for AT integration in classrooms that ...

Published: 2009 by WATI , Reviewed: February 08, 2011


Deaf Digest

This site is home of a free, weekly, online newsletter with information relevant to people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. Visitors will find two versions of the newsletter, both with interesting facts and current items of news in the deaf world. These two versions contain exactly the same news, but as the publication is supported by advertising, the ads are split between the two issues. The editor includes some "opinion ...

Published: 2009 by Barry Strassler , Reviewed: March 09, 2009


Centre for Assistive Technology Newsletters

The Centre for Assistive Technology, part of the New Zealand Ministry of Education, publishes a quarterly newsletter rich in current resources. Although based in New Zealand, most of the assistive technology reviews are pertinent to the U.S. as well, with the exception of software or hardware dealing with money, and some vocabulary differences; certain nouns will be different such as ‘maths‘ rather than ‘math.‘ Very few of the programs mentioned ...

Published: 2005 by Lynne Silcock , Reviewed: August 09, 2005

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