Assistive Technology

Assistive technology is any device that supports the independence of a person with a disability. Assistive technology can be “low-tech” (something very simple and low-cost, like a pencil grip), or “high-tech” (something sophisticated, like a computer). In this section, you'll find information and resources about assistive technology that can help kids with language-based learning disabilities become stronger readers and writers.

Featured partner: Center on Technology and Disability

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Our PBS Television Series:
Launching Young Readers

Steve Graham

See how one teacher creates a community of writers in her classroom.


Molly Ringwald

Explore the reading challenges facing kids with disabilities, and what schools across the country are doing to help them find success.

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"I used to walk to school with my nose buried in a book." — Coolio