Assistive Technology Can Help Students Overcome

Assistive technology (AT) in K-12 classrooms is designed to improve the functional capabilities of a child with a disability. While the word technology automatically conjures up images of high-tech electronics, some AT is possible with just simple accommodations. Whether high-tech or simple in design, AT has the ability to transform learning experiences for children. This article provides information on the strides being made in some common assistive technology areas such as: alternative input devices, text-to-speech options, sensory enhancers, and screen readers.