ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY ORGANIZATIONS
& TRAINING RESOURCES
Adirondack Regional Technology Center (Regional TRAID Center) at SUNY Plattsburgh.
Aliance for Technology Access - A network of AT resource centers, organizations, agencies, individuals, and companies dedicated to supporting AT access and innovation.Assistive Technology Industry Association. A non-profit organization for innovators, vendors, and service providers.
Assistive Technology Training Online Extensive online training program addressing regulations, the evaluation process, selection of devices, writing IEPs and more, from the University of Buffalo.Assistive Technology Internet Modules - Free online resource providing a general overview of assistive technology, along with modules addressing specific functional areas and AT tools!
Autism Internet Modules - Great training resource for autism-related topics including strategies for home, school and community.
Book Builder - Online tool for creating, publishing and sharing digital books with multiple levels of built-in supports, from CAST.
Bowling Green State University- BGSU offers an online program in which professionals can gain a Graduate Certificate in Assistive Technology, or a M.Ed. Degree in Special Education with an Emphasis in Assistive Technology.
Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST). A non-profit research and development organization that focuses on expanding learning opportunities for all students through Universal Design for Learning (UDL).
Closing the Gap Resource directory for assistive technology solutions and training.
Family Center on Technology & Disabilities - Supported by the US Department of Ed Office of Special Education Programs, FCTD offers extensive resources on AT for parents, organizations and service providers, including monthly newsletters, fact sheets, online discussions, and success stories.
Lesson Builder - Sample lessons and tools to create and adapt general education lessons that increase access and participation for all students, from CAST.
National UDL Center - UDL guidelines and educator checklists.
RESNA Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America.
Science Writer - Online support for middle to high school students for improving the quality of lab write-ups and science reports, from CAST.
Teaching Every Student for the Digital Age, David H. Rose and Anne Meyer.
Tots 'N Tech - This collaboration between Arizona State University and Thomas Jefferson University includes a HelpDesk can help you narrow down solutions for children based on functional areas, and provides links to numerous other resources.
UDL Editions - Classic texts presented in a flexible online interface that provides individualized supports for struggling readers, and incorporates features to engage readers of all levels, from CAST.
UDL Toolkit - Free technology toolkit for UDL in all classrooms. Includes resources for graphic organizers, literacy tools, math tools, writing tools, study skills, multi-media and digital storytelling tools, text-to-speech and speech-to-text tools, and much more!
ONLINE GAMES & ACTIVITIES FOR SKILL DEVELOPMENT
Eye Can Learn - Online games for developing visual attention, visual perception, and oculomotor skills.
Jacob's Lessons - This fantastic website was developed by parents of an autistic child, and includes activities designed to teach youngsters beginning computer skills while reinforcing ABA concepts. Activities are fun, engaging, and developmentally appropriate!
Learning Games for Kids - Variety of keyboarding activities for kids.
Quizlet - Use this online tool to create your own flashcards, quizzes and review games. Or, choose from some of the 3000+ subjects already available on their website.
Slater Software Free Activities - Symbol-supported activities available for immediate download and use, including social stories, poems, instructional materials, recipes, poems, games, and more. Created using Picture-It and PixWriter.
Adobe Acrobat Professional 9 Video tutorial demonstrating the use of Acrobat Pro to create accessible forms for student use.
Microsoft Word AutoCorrect Creating text "shortcuts" in Word can provide many benefits, such as reducing keystrokes, creating a convenient and quick way to enter commonly used names, titles or vocabulary, or compensating for spelling challenges. This PDF tutorial will show you how easy it is.
MathPad Plus Video tutorial demonstrating the use of MathPad Plus to create and use accessible math activities.
Creating Talking Books with PowerPoint Use this PDF tutorial to create a talking book using scanned images from your favorite book and recording your own narration.
Creating Classroom Suite Activity with Page Buttons Use this PDF tutorial to create an activity using page buttons, page sound, pictures, text boxes, setting properties.
Creating Cause & Effect Activities Using IntelliMation in Classroom Suite 4 Use this PDF tutorial for directions on creating IntelliMation, adding sound files, using the Slide Show feature, and attaching overlay.
Creating Fill-in-the-Blank Writing Activities using Classroom Suite 4 Use this PDF tutorial to learn how to use symbol/picture supported text, lock text, insert answer fields, capture answers, edit picture settings, using a variety of Creativity Tools.
Click here for a list of vendors of assistive technology products.
Be sure to check out the Maryland Assistive Technology Cooperative - Purchasing items through their co-op allows you to get discounted prices on many AT products. And you don't have to live in Maryland to take advantage of this service!!