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Accessibility is critical to leverage the power of technology and provide equal educational opportunities for all students, particularly those with disabilities. Presenters Tracy Gray, Ph.D. (Center on Technology and Disability) and Jose Blackorby, Ph.D., (CAST) address the following key topics at the 32nd CSUN Assistive Technology Conference:

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This checklist provides practitioners and providers a simple form to assist in following DEC's Recommended Practices with respect to Assistive Technology. It includes items on observation, child's strengths and challenges, AT device determination, appropriateness of AT device, everyday AT use, and weaning from AT use.

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Breaking down silos and building bridges between technology teams, assistive technology specialists, general educators, web developers, content creators, and administrators is essential to ensure that technology is accessible and meets the needs of all stakeholders.

**The downloadable slide deck was used for part-two of a two-part webinar series, originally...

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Accessibility is essential for leveraging technology and providing educational opportunities for all students, including those with disabilities. Our CTD Accessibility Suite includes tools and resources designed to support SEA and LEA leaders in building state and district capacity. Feel free to use, share, and repurpose these materials for planning...

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We know accessibility is important, but sometimes it can be difficult to know where to start. Use this quick guide to learn about the different components of accessibility, examples of who may benefit from increased accessibility, and considerations for how to create accessible content.

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Accessibility guidelines, checklists, and standards can be useful tools when developing accessible content, but accessibility is more than just a checklist for compliance. Understanding your end users and the ways they use web and digital content can help you move beyond technical components of accessibility to developing a truly usable...

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What does accessibility compliance mean for you as an educational leader? How can you ensure fair and equal access for all of your students, teachers, and other stakeholders before problems arise? Making accessibility a reality will require strategic planning, increased collaboration, and the blending and braiding of funding streams and...
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Under Title IV Part A of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), each state will receive funds based on the Title I funding formula. States then have the option of allocating these funds to select areas, including supporting technology. Use this infographic to learn more about technology-related funding under ESSA...

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ESSA provides a common language to bridge special education. Universal Design for Learning and technology can drive innovative strategies to enhance teaching and learning. This infographic compares the differences of key terms used in ESSA with terms used in NCLB.

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This webinar by Martha Thurlow and Sheryl Lazarus from the National Center on Educational Outcomes provides viewers with quick, yet comprehensive, overview of the paradigm shift in how accessibility features and accommodations are provided as States move toward technology-based assessments. This session will provide you with the information you...

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