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The MITS Freedom Stick is a USB "thumb" drive with a large collection of public domain software intended to provide increased access for students with disabilities. The concept and contents were developed by the Regional Support Centre - Scotland North and East with some support from Mozilla. It has been...

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KinderTown is a free application for iPhone and iPad designed to help parents find the best educational software for children ages 3-6 years. KinderTown is staffed by educators and parents and every app on the KinderTown lists is reviewed by educators, parents, and children. By focusing on preschool and kindergarten...

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The National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes and Pepnet 2 work together to provide tools and resources for deaf and hard of hearing students and their advocates as they transition from high school to college and employment. Their resources cover the areas of access & accommodations, compliance, education, training, and...

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The AIM Explorer is an Adobe Air application from CAST designed to help students with reading difficulties by incorporating digital text and tools (including text-to-speech, magnification, and highlighting) common to text readers and other reading support software. Text is presented at the student's grade level. The AIM Explorer is meant...

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"Advocating for Your School-Aged Child" is a short article that describes steps for parents to consider when advocating for their child with a disability – in particular, a learning disability. It explains your child's rights in determining eligibility for special education and related services, starting with a written request for...

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When we asked national expert, Fred Tchang, Director of Assistive Technology Services at Advancing Opportunities’ Assistive Technology Center, what advice he would offer to schools and school systems as they prepare, AT-wise, for the upcoming school year, he had a surprising reply: “I would tell them ‘Please, please, please do...

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If The New York Times best-seller list is an accurate barometer, history is a fascinating field for many Americans,” observes Michigan State special education professor Dr. Cynthia Okolo. “Unfortunately, many middle and high school students are not as fond of history as are adults.” Dr. Okolo is not one to...

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Professor Charmaine Lowe of Austin Peay State University is a power user of technology. Among those with whom she uses it are highly mobile students whose parents are seasonal workers. Those students, she notes, may use technology to retain connection with family members abroad. “I have students,” Dr. Lowe tells...

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“Best practice” in assistive technology planning, acquisition, and implementation includes meaningful family involvement. In this article, Dr. Sheila Bridges-Bond, Associate Professor in North Carolina Central University’s Department of Communications Disorders, discusses the challenges of working with diverse student population and shares strategies that have worked for her and her...

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Even if you haven’t seen "The Matrix", "Tron", or "Avatar", you’re probably aware of virtual world environments and the role of avatars in them. Recently, forward-looking researchers and educators have begun to explore the value of virtual worlds as an assistive technology. Focusing on a range of physical, cognitive, and...

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