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AT can help students with disabilities be fully included in the general education classroom. This powerpoint presentation looks at how teachers can effectively incorporate AT into the classroom. It identifies a range of AT devices that teachers may find valuable. The presentation also looks at how technology can help...

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The accessWireless website is a wonderful resource to help seniors and people with disabilities discover the best cell phones for their daily lives. CTIA has created an accessible website with plenty of information about cell phones, manufacturers, wireless carriers, and essential how-to guides. The site explains many of the features...

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Supporting Success for Kids with Hearing Loss is a resource for parents and professionals who work with children with hearing loss. The site is divided into discrete sections for parents and professionals. Each section has resources related to both Early Intervention and school-age children, and includes links to online articles...

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Sock Puppets App is a terrific free app that can be used to teach listening and conversational skills. You can choose two puppets to help learn turn-taking skills or conversational interactions. This could also help students who are not literate express themselves on Facebook or YouTube. First, pick one or...

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Night Light Stories is created by Chris Bugaj, an Assistive Technology Specialist and speech language pathologist (SLP), and his wife Melissa, a classroom teacher. They have created this blog and set of podcasts featuring original stories "that light up the imagination of kids of all ages." Each story relates to...

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This interview focuses on assistive technology implementation in the classroom. Matthew Press, AT Coordinator for the Pendergast Elementary School District in Phoenix, Arizona, addresses the need for teacher “buy-in” and shares tips for how to get it; describes AT barriers and how to overcome them; identifies AT tools that...

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This research paper defines and describes the use of audio-supported reading (ASR) to access text for students who are visually impaired or blind. ASR is described as a tool for integrating multiple pedagogies and teaching the skill sets most blind or visually impaired students will need to gain literacy. The...

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All Children Can Read is a website published by the National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness devoted to increasing literacy development for children with deaf-blindness. The principles of the project are based on four assertions: 1) All children can become and are becoming literate; 2) Literacy development is founded on experiences and...

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Sue Thain Olsen and Amy Henningson of Utah State University's Center for Persons with Disabilities (CPD) bring you their insights on the benefits and challenges of providing virtual home visits as part of the early intervention services for which they are responsible. Delivering early intervention services to families in remote...

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