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Technology can open doors and break down barriers for children, youth, and adults with disabilities. Whether in the classroom or workplace, assistive technology (including devices, software, recordings, and much more) can increase, maintain, or improve the capabilities of individuals with disabilities. Also, technology that is used by everyone, such as spell check, can be particularly helpful to people with learning disabilities. Here we explore new developments in technology that can accommodate people with learning disabilities.

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Using Assistive Technology to Support Writing

Technology—and especially the subset of technology tools known as assistive technology—can be an effective element of the writing curriculum for students with disabilities. Assistive technology (AT) can be defined as a technology that allows someone to accomplish a critical educational or life task. Since writing is so integral to school success, AT is often indicated to assist students with disabilities. In this article, CITEd looks at how technology can support students' writing.

Technology-Supported Math Instruction for Students with Disabilities: Two Decades of Research and Development

Tools for Evaluation: Assistive Technology Tools Kits

Evaluations are a key step in the process of linking individuals to assistive technology, yet often can be varied. This information brief provides a basic introduction to how AT tool kits aim to standardize the process of AT evaluation and to the four models of assistive technology evaluations.

Dyslexia and the Challenge of Using Today's Technology

How do people with dyslexia learn to use technology? Learn to solve the problems caused by dyslexia such as remembering passcodes and learning complicated tasks. Find out how to save time doing your work and find files in the computer

Opening the Doors to Learning: Technology Research for Students with Learning Disabilities (Reading Skills)

Opening the Doors to Learning: Technology Research for Students with Learning Disabilities (Math Skills)

Opening the Doors to Learning: Technology Research for Students with Learning Disabilities (Notetaking Skills)

What Happens When Students Use Text-to-Speech and Word Predict Programs to Compose Text?

Customizing Technology Solutions for College Students with Learning Disabilities

What Happens When Assistive Technology Doesn’t Work?: The Need for an Integrated Approach.

When the student technology match has not worked, what key questions should be asked?

Tech Tools for Students with Learning Disabilities: Infusion into Inclusive Classrooms

Assistive Technology Assessment: More Than the Device

Setting the Stage for Success: Building Success Through Effective Selection and Use of Assistive Technology Systems

Read about the SETT framework (Student, Environment, Tasks, and Tools) for individualizing assistive technology. The IEP team must analyze the student, environment, and tasks to propose the appropriate assistive technology. This approach can assure that the student actually uses the tools regularly for real learning.

Considering Your Child's Need for Assistive Technology

Get SETT for Successful Inclusion and Transition

The SETT Framework aids in gathering, organizing, and analyzing data which can be used to make collaborative assistive technology and programming decisions.

Facts About Assistive Technology and the IEP

From Illegible to Understandable: How Word Prediction and Speech Synthesis Can Help

Technology: Some Common Questions Answered

Tools for Living with Learning Disabilities

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