AT in the workplace

Not surprisingly, assistive technology can make all the difference in the world to employees with disabilities at work. JAN (the Job Accommodations Network) is an extremely valuable resource for employers (and employees with disabilities) to consult. Visit JAN’s Technology page for starters. (posted July 12, 2012)http://askjan.org/topics/tech.htm … [Read more...]

Assistive technology for students with LD

This article from LDonline gives an overview of assistive technology that's helpful to students with learning disabilities. (posted September 7, 2012) http://www.ldonline.org/article/33074 … [Read more...]

50 best iPad apps for users with reading disabilities

Whether you’re the parent of a child with a reading disability or an educator who works with these students on a daily basis, you've probably heard that the iPad offers dozens of applications designed to meet the needs of beginning readers and students with reading disabilities alike. This article highlights a few of the apps that can help students with a reading disability work through their disability and improve their skills in reading, writing, … [Read more...]

Assistive technology for people with intellectual disabilities

This fact sheet from the South Carolina Assistive Technology Project discusses how people with intellectual disabilities can use assistive technology (AT) to compensate for functional limitations and increase learning, independence, mobility, communication, environmental control, and choice. The fact sheet touches upon how AT can help in communication, mobility, education, activities of daily living, employment, and sports and recreation. (posted … [Read more...]

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