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This article from the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching from the University of Michigan highlights technology tools used to promote student learning across a variety of disciplines. Directed more toward teachers and professors in postsecondary institutions, technology tools for instruction are listed here by type, intention of use,...

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This chart was compiled to describe the many features of the iPad that can be helpful for those with physical or cognitive disabilities. This includes the positive features and drawbacks of using an iPad, and built-in accessible tools relating to vision, motor, hearing, and literary impairments.

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Families and professionals often share the desire to help AAC learners become more proficient at expressing their emotions. Goals for identifying and/or labeling emotions are common in beginning AAC users, but even communicators with more advanced language skills can benefit from expanding their vocabulary of terms related to feelings. In...

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Social stories are helpful for children with autism, who often find difficulty in judging what is appropriate during social interactions, or considering the perspective of others. This chart lists apps that can be used to create or practice with these social stories, and compares their features. This can help determine...

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ATMac is a website that provides helpful information about all Apple products for users with disability, chronic illness, or other impairments. It includes information on all types of assistive technology, like wearable devices, speech-to-text, AAC, and home automation features.

Link: http://atmac.org/

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This blogger, a mother of two children with Autism, has compiled a kind of "Bill of Rights" for preschool children who use AAC devices in their classroom. It's important at this early age that teachers and service providers understand some of the challenges that come from using a device, and...

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Vlinder Communation Therapies provides a list of various apps that can supplement "speech work" done at home or with a service provider. Within the article is a link to a guide on feature matching, to ensure that the most helpful of the many apps out there are being used for...

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This website was created and curated by Angie Voss, OTR, and includes information, tips, tools, and resources in virtually every area of life for parents and educators with children who have sensory issues. Many articles are available, which include information and insight into sensory tenchiques and tools that help children...

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Web accessibility is an important topic in the field of assistive technology. Great tools are available to help those with disabilities, but can mean very little when the content is not accessible. Alexander Surkov is a software engineer who explains accessibility concepts, platforms, and web technologies that make accessible content....

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This blog has information and reviews on new and useful technology products to use in the classroom; particularly, tools that are useful for reading, writing, and mind mapping. The products reviewed are helpful with notetaking and collaboration between students and teachers.

Link: http://assistivetek.blogspot.com/2017/

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