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The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) includes an increased focus on technology-related requirements to achieve educational outcomes and opportunities for all students. The resources in our ESSA Suite describe the technology-related opportunities and terms within ESSA and their implications for students with disabilities. Feel free to use and share these...

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This this document is a very in depth resource manual, created by the Wisconsin Assistive Technology Initiative (WATI) and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI). It includes full chapters on most areas of classroom AT use, as well as chapters specific to hearing and vision disabilities, recreation & leisure,...

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This resource guide focuses on breadth of information, including basic information on assistive technology solutions for classroom areas including Reading, Writing, Math, Science, Social Studies, Computer Access, Orientation & Mobility, Art, Music, and Physical Education. The document also includes information on Agencies, Organizations, and Vendors that provide assistive technology....

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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 meta-analysis looks at the effects of Augmentative and Alternative Communication on speech production in people with a variety of developmental disabilities. From the results section: "the majority ...[of the subjects]... demonstrated gains in speech."

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This 2014 research addresses the question of whether Augmentative and Alternative Communication devices improve expressive language (specifically speech) in young children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. From the conclusion section: "Minimally verbal school-aged children can make significant and rapid gains in spoken spontaneous language with a novel, blended intervention that focuses...

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This guide, from The Advocacy Institute and the Children's Law Clinic at Duke Law School, helps families and advocates navigate the process of mediation and resolution sessions in special education. It includes information on terms, mediation vs. resolution session, preparation, negotiation, communication tips, and resources.

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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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In this webinar Dr. Izzo presents EnvisionIT: Enhancing Transition Through Technology , a 21st century online curriculum aligned with standards and designed for grades 8-12. The curriculum teaches English and language arts, information technology literacy, college & career readiness, and financial literacy. EnvisionIT was designed with accessibility and...

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