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There are plenty of reasons why a college or university should strive to make its web content as accessible as possible for its students: it’s mandated by law, it creates market opportunity, and most importantly, accessible resources make it possible for all students to participate and excel in higher education...

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This PowerPoint presentation, made and presented by Denise Fisher, walks educators through the planning process of integrating technology for PreK-Elementary aged students. Denise is an Occupational Therapist and has had 30 years of experience working with schools, and 15 years as an Assistive Technology (AT) coordinator. This presentation also includes...

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It is said that Professional Development is one of the biggest challenges of integrating technology into a classroom. Teachers need to learn the current knowledge base and skills needed to bring assistive technology into their classroom, and this list includes practical first steps for educators, as well as a link...

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When assessing students with low-incidence disabilities, it is important to remember that the purpose of assessment is to gain an accurate understanding of their functioning across domains and settings. All measures used in assessment should be chosen specifically for the purpose of understanding student strengths and needs, rather than for...

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Although there are certain rights for students with disabilities in both secondary and postsecondary educational settings, there are subtle differences that can affect the planning and pursuing of education for these settings. The University of Washington made this article to compare the legal, social, and academic differences students will face...

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Reasonable accommodations are modifications or adjustments to the tasks, environment or to the way things are usually done that enable individuals with disabilities to have an equal opportunity to participate in an academic program or a job. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) stipulates that postsecondary institutions are responsible for...

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VOCAs (Voice Output Communication Aids) come in many shapes and sizes, with different synthesised voices, and may have the ability to record speech. They are very useful for anyone with a speech impediment or disability, or those with Autism. This article describes some different types of VOCAs, and how to...

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The Kentucky Department of Education provides this all-inclusive document detailing the steps in the IEP development process for educators, administrators, and other educational leaders. From preparing for an IEP to progress monitoring, this document gives information on every step of the process.

Link: https://education.ky.gov/specialed/excep/forms/Documents/IEP_Guidance_Document.pdf

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Transitioning for students with multiple disabilities can be intimidating, and formal and informal evaluations are needed to identify a child's needs and strengths. This information is the base for future directions of the IEP goals and objectives. The following resources offer guidance and consideration in developing an IEP for a...

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This page from the University of Minnesota provides free access to articles and websites that give information on developing an Individual Education Plan (IEP).

Link: https://ici.umn.edu/index.php?topics/view/97/publications/free#details

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