Assistive Technology Resources

Look for this list to grow over time.

The Family Guide to Assistive Technology
Contains valuable information for the parents of students who can benefit through assistive technology. This guide was created by Parents, Let’s Unite for Kids, an organization based in Montana.

High Tech Help
An article from the New York Times, focusing on assistive technology in learning, specifically text-to-speech and speech-to-text.

Landmark College
This is an accredited two-year college, located in Vermont, which caters to students with special needs. Be it ADHD, autism, dyslexia, or something else entirely, Landmark focuses on the needs of the individual student by providing assistive technology, focusing on organization, and offering a 1:5 teacher-student ratio.

This is an ongoing blog by students of Landmark college, with a great collection of resources for other students.

A Parent’s Guide to Assistive Technology
This guide has been produced by GreatSchools, a website that provides reviews and information about schools nation-wide.  The guide is wonderful, providing several informative articles as well as a worksheet to help parents evaluate what sort of assistive technology might benefit their children.  

National Center on Universal Design for Learning
The UDL Center supports, you guessed it, UDL or Universal Design for Learning.  This is “a set of principles for curriculum development that give all individuals equal opportunities to learn.  UDL provides a blueprint for creating instructional goals, methods, materials, and assessments that work for everyone–not a single, one-size-fits-all solution but rather flexible approaches that can be customized and adjusted for individual needs.”

Assistive Technology Funding
A list of tips for finding funding for assistive technology from Disaboom.

Family Information Guide to Assistive Technology and Transition
The Family Center on Technology and Disability has created a family guide with links to resources.  This is available free to individuals (first copy only).

And of course:
Chester Creek Technologies
Here at Chester Creek, we offer a line of keyboards, mice, and computer accessories intended to help individuals of all abilities and ages utilize technology in their daily lives.  From large-key keyboards for those with dexterity, motor, or sight impairments to color-coded keyboards for those learning to use a computer to simple, small mice that increase ease of use, Chester Creek has affordable solutions and a friendly staff here to help you find what you need.

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